Japan to name new soccer coach in two weeks

23:35, July 28, 2010      

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Japan Football Association announced to appoint a new coach for the national men's soccer team in mid-August.

"We will look to get a provisional contract signed (at the site)," said newly-elected president Junji Ogura, adding that the talks with candidates are undergoing.

JFA technical committee director Hiromi Hara is responsible for selecting candidates from overseas and vice president Kuniya Daini will be one of the key persons in making up the dicision, according to Ogura.

"The next coach of the national team should be someone who is suited for Japanese players and can lead the team to a better result at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil than what we achieved in South Africa," Ogura said.

Japan, which were led by Takeshi Okada to the round of 16 at the South Africa World Cup, will play a friendly on Sept. 4 against a team yet to be named.

Source: Xinhua


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