Japan sack coach Vahid Halilhodzic just two months before their World Cup opener against Colombia due to poor results in recent friendlies
Vahid Halilhodzic has been dismissed as head coach of the Japanese national team, just two months before the World Cup finals.
Kyodo news agency quoted JFA President Kozo Tashima as saying the Bosnian had been informed of the decision and his replacement would be announced at a news conference later in the day.
The timing of the decision means Halihodzic's replacement will have little time to prepare for the World Cup, where Japan are drawn in Group H alongside Colombia, Poland and Senegal.
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