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Japan’s soccer team tackles World Cup under new manager Nishino

  • June 17, 2018
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Sunday’s ”NHK Special” reported on the Japanese national men’s soccer team, which will play against Colombia in two days at the World Cup in Russia. Noting that the Japanese team’s ranking dropped to 61st this year, the program said Japan will need to “slay giants” in the World Cup because it will be pitted against Colombia, Poland, and Senegal, which are all ranked much higher than it, in the first round. The program focused on the team’s new manager, Akira Nishino, who assumed his post only 30 days ahead of the World Cup .The program aired an interview with Nishino, who talked about his strategy for building a strong team in a short period of time.

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