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Nishino to pass torch as manager

Soccer / World Cup 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 ...

Halilhodzic to sue JFA over sudden dismissal

Soccer May 11, 2018

Halilhodzic to sue JFA over sudden dismissal

Former Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic is planning to sue the Japan Football Association, possibly later this month, in the hope of learning what led to his abrupt dismissal in April and restoring his honor, sources familiar with the matter said Friday. The JFA terminated its ...

Vahid Halilhodzic says firing was a 'shock'

Soccer Apr 27, 2018

Vahid Halilhodzic says firing was a 'shock'

by Andrew McKirdy

Former national team manager Vahid Halilhodzic insisted Friday that he still had not "found out the truth" as to why he was fired two months before he was set to lead Japan at the World Cup. "This has been the most difficult time of my ...

Japan eager to start World Cup preparations

Soccer / World Cup Sep 7, 2017

Japan eager to start World Cup preparations

Japan feels sorry it could not come through for Australia against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, but the Socceroos' minimal win over Thailand did not help matters, firing up the Saudis who saw an opportunity they did not let go of to qualify for their ...