Alberto Zaccheroni

  • World Cup 2014: Javier Aguirre set to replace Zaccheroni as Japan coach June 30, 2014

    Tokyo: Mexican Javier Aguirre is set to become Japan's new coach following the resignation of Alberto Zaccheroni, local media reported on Monday. The Japan Football Association said no formal decision has been made, but Nikkansports newspaper reported Aguirre is expected to travel to Japan in July to sign a $2.45 million...
  • World Cup 2014: Coach Zaccheroni steps down after Japan's exit June 26, 2014

    Alberto Zaccheroni stepped down as Japan coach on Wednesday after taking full responsibility for the Asian champions' group stage exit at the World Cup. Japan's dismal World Cup campaign ended with a 4-1 defeat by Colombia on Tuesday as they finished bottom of Group C with only one point after an...
  • World Cup 2014: Japan look for missing spark against Colombia June 24, 2014

    Cuiaba: Coach Alberto Zaccheroni must urgently find a way to unlock Japan's attacking potential against already-qualified Colombia on Tuesday but is relying on events elsewhere if his side are to reach the World Cup last 16. Japan came to Brazil with their hopes high after finishing ahead of Australia in their...
  • World Cup 2014: Shinji Kagawa selection dilemma hangs over Japan June 22, 2014

    Cuiaba: Alberto Zaccheroni is facing arguably the most important team selection of his four-year tenure in Japan, and once again it revolves around whether to start star playmaker Shinji Kagawa. With just one point from their first two Group C matches, Japan must beat already-qualified Colombia on Tuesday and hope for...
  • Japan football coach's job is safe for now October 17, 2013

    Alberto Zaccheroni's job as Japan coach is not under threat ahead of next year's World Cup in Brazil despite the Asian champions' recent insipid performances, the country's soccer association said on Thursday. In June, the Blue Samurai became the first team to qualify for the finals but the Italian's position has...
  • Japan name 23-man squad for Confederations Cup June 5, 2013

    Tokyo: A Japan squad without any surprises was chosen for the Confederations Cup on Wednesday, a day after the team secured a fifth straight World Cup appearance. Keisuke Honda, whose goal in stoppage time allowed Japan to draw 1-1 with Australia and qualify for the World Cup on Tuesday, and Manchester...
  • Late strikes settle Asian World Cup qualifiers November 15, 2012

    Singapore: Three moments of late magic helped Uzbekistan, Iraq and Qatar grab key 1-0 wins in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday as Asian champions Japan rode their luck before edging to the brink of a place in Brazil. Nine of the 10 teams remaining in the two groups of Asian...