Japan dismiss coach Halilhodzic two months before world cup

The Japanese bond has two months before the start of the world cup coach Vahid Halilhodzic is fired. With Akira Nishino was Monday directly a successor shall be appointed for the Bosnians.

The 63-year-old Japanese was already in the service of the bond as technical director and had previously, as a coach, including club Gamba Osaka under his wing. Nishino has played in the seventies as well as the midfielder twelve international matches.

Halilhodzic led Japan through the qualifications to the sixth participation in a row at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS next summer in Russia. The 65-year-old Bosnian got to the last months of criticism, especially after a few disappointing results, in training duels.

As played, the team with a 1-1 draw against Mali and lost it 2-1 to Ukraine. Halilhodzic was since march 2015 the national coach of Japan. He came when the Mexican Javier Aguirre.


Earlier it was Halilhodzic coach of the Ivory coast and Algeria at the world cup’s of respectively 2010 and 2014. With the Ivory coast, he was in the group stage off on the world cup in South Africa.

Four years ago, led Halilhodzic Algeria handsome to the eighth finals of the world cup in Brazil, which the later world champion Germany only after verleniging (2-1) to strongly proved.

The world cup in Russia begins for Japan on 19 June with a match against Colombia. Then play the Asians in group H against Senegal and Poland.

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