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Nishino to pass torch as manager

/ Jul 5, 2018

Nishino to pass torch as manager

by Andrew McKirdy

National team manager Akira Nishino predicted Thursday that Japan will improve on its 2018 World Cup performance by reaching the quarterfinals in 2022, but he will not be around to lead the charge after the Japan Football Association announced it would not extend his ...

Japan aiming to finish top of World Cup group

/ Jun 27, 2018

Japan aiming to finish top of World Cup group

Akira Nishino knows there are a few ways for his Japan squad to qualify for the knockout stage of the World Cup for the third time in five tournaments. He only cares about one. With a victory over No. 8-ranked Poland at Volgograd, Japan has ...