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Japan's newly appointed national football manager Akira Nishino said Tuesday the Blue Samurai have world-class technique and vowed to build on their organised playing style ahead of the World Cup....
Akira Nishino, who has taken over Japan's national team just months before the World Cup, is an experienced domestic coach who was at the helm for one of Japanese football's greatest moments: a 1-0 Olympic win over a Brazil side containing Roberto Carlos and Ronaldo....
Japan on Monday named respected veteran Akira Nishino as its new national football manager, taking an "emergency measure" after sensationally dumping Vahid Halilhodzic only two months before the World Cup....
Japan has fired national football coach Vahid Halilhodzic just two months before the World Cup, after a series of disappointing performances by the Blue Samurai, local media reported Monday....
Japan needed an injury time equaliser from Shoya Nakajima to hold Mali to a 1-1 draw in a World Cup warm up match in Belgium on Friday....