Thursday Jul 24
Mexican Aguirre named Japan coach after...
Mexican Javier Aguirre was appointed Japan's new football coach on Thursday after the team's World Cup flop prompted the resignation of Alberto Zaccheroni.
Day Staines Town boss Gayle danced to a samba beat
Jamaica's Marcus Gayle in a duel with Japan's keeper Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi during the 1998 World Cup in France He earned 14 caps for the Reggae Boys of Jamaica in a three-year spell but it was the one against Japan in 1998 during one of sport's greatest shows on earth that sticks out in the mind of the former Premier League star.
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Kakitani leaves Cerezo for Basel
Japan and Cerezo Osaka striker Yoichiro Kakitani will move to Swiss club Basel on July 16, his J. League first-division club announced Monday.
Proud dad Kitajima targets fifth Olympics in Rio
Even with a new job and nappy-changing duties, Japan's former Olympic swim king Kosuke Kitajima has not ruled out competing at the 2016 Rio Games, having rejected retirement.
World Cup: Mexican Aguirre reportedly set to become Japan coach
Mexican Javier Aguirre has agreed to become Japan's new coach following the resignation of Alberto Zaccheroni after his side's World Cup flop, local media reported on Monday.