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Japan football boss denies reported payment to Conmebol

Japan football boss denies reported payment to Conmebol

A senior official of the Japan Football Association has denied allegations that it paid $1.5 million to the sport`s South American confederation for supporting its co-hosting of the 2002 World Cup, a newspaper reported Sunday.

AIFF enters into an agreement with French Football Federation

AIFF enters into an agreement with French Football Federation

Barely a month after All India Football Federation entered into a partnership with the German Football Association (DFB), President of AIFF, Praful Patel has signed an agreement with French Football Federation (FFF) in Munich.

Bosnia`s Vahid Halilhodzic named as Japan coach

Bosnia`s Vahid Halilhodzic named as Japan coach

Bosnian Vahid Halilhodzic was named the new coach of Japan`s national team on Thursday, following the sacking of Mexican Javier Aguirre last month after their Asian Cup flop.

Oswaldo De Oliveira denies Japan coaching reports

Oswaldo De Oliveira denies Japan coaching reports

Palmeiras manager Oswaldo de Oliveira has denied reports linking him to the vacant Japan coaching job.

Bosnian Halilhodzic set for Japan job: reports

Bosnian Halilhodzic set for Japan job: reports

Japanese football officials were tightlipped Thursday as Algeria`s 2014 World Cup coach Vahid Halilhodzic emerged as the leading candidate for the vacant national team job, according to local media.

Michael Laudrup linked to Japan coach job

Michael Laudrup linked to Japan coach job

Japan`s football chiefs refused to comment Tuesday on reports linking Danish former Barcelona and Real Madrid star Michael Laudrup to the national team`s vacant coaching job.

Japan players lament popular Javier Aguirre's exit

Japan players lament popular Javier Aguirre's exit

Fired Japan coach Javier Aguirre appears to have left a good impression on the players with many of them mourning the Mexican`s sacking for his alleged involvement in an ongoing match-fixing case in Spain.

Japan terminate soccer coach Javier Aguirre's contract

Japan terminate soccer coach Javier Aguirre's contract

The Japan Football Association (JFA) announced on Tuesday they have terminated the contract of coach Javier Aguirre.

Asian Cup: Japan set to stick with embattled Javier Aguirre

Asian Cup: Japan set to stick with embattled Javier Aguirre

Less than 24 hours after Japan`s shock Asian Cup quarter-final defeat to United Arab Emirates, the Japan Football Association said it would retain the services of coach Javier Aguirre, who is currently embroiled in a match-fixing scandal.

Japan says won`t address coach match-fixing case until after Asian Cup

Japan says won`t address coach match-fixing case until after Asian Cup

The Japan Football Association said Thursday it will not address a match-fixing scandal engulfing Japan coach Javier Aguirre until after the Asian Cup, as speculation grows over the Mexican`s possible sacking.

Scandal clouds Japan`s Asian Cup defence

Scandal clouds Japan`s Asian Cup defence

Japan`s quest to retain the Asian Cup title they won four years ago has been severely undermined by a match-fixing scandal engulfing coach Javier Aguirre.

Japan send mission to Spain to probe Javier Aguirre allegations

Japan send mission to Spain to probe Javier Aguirre allegations

The Japan Football Association has sent a delegation to Spain to conduct a probe into the match-fixing scandal that has embroiled national team coach Javier Aguirre.

Javier Aguirre match-fixing row puts Japan in a jam

Javier Aguirre match-fixing row puts Japan in a jam

Japan`s football chief admitted Saturday that they wouldn`t have hired Javier Aguirre as manager of the national team if they had been aware of the match-fixing scandal currently engulfing the former Mexico coach.

Japan coach Aguirre denies match-fixing

Japan coach Aguirre denies match-fixing

Japan coach Javier Aguirre has protested his innocence over match-fixing allegations during a meeting with officials of the Japan Football Association, a JFA lawyer said.

Shinji Kagawa set for Japan matches as United doubts grow

Playmaker Shinji Kagawa will be selected in the Japan squad for the first friendly matches under new coach Javier Aguirre, media said Tuesday, as doubts deepened over his future at Manchester United.

Japan, Iran sign `partnership` deal

Asian champions Japan and rival Iran have struck a deal to cooperate in promoting football at home, with a focus on the women`s game, the Japan Football Association (JFA) announced Wednesday.

Japan to face Brazil in October football friendly

Asian champions Japan will face Brazil in a friendly in Singapore on October 14, in a high-profile test for new coach Javier Aguirre, the Japan Football Association (JFA) said Thursday.

Mexican Javier Aguirre named Japan coach after World Cup flop

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.

Mexican Aguirre set to become Japan coach: Reports

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.

Japan sorry for Qatar World Cup `misunderstanding`

Japan has apologised for "creating a misunderstanding" after suggesting it could step in and hold the 2022 World Cup instead of Qatar, if the Gulf nation is stripped of hosting rights.