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Vahid Halilhodzic cannot get over his sacking by Japan with just over two months to go until the start of the World Cup, he has told Goal Croatia.
Japan decided to sack Vahid Halilhodzic two months before heading to Russia, giving Akira Nishino little time to turn around their lacklustre form.
Japan fired coach Vahid Halilhodzic on Monday, two months before the World Cup, and immediately replaced him with Akira Nishino.
With just three wins in nine friendly games, Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic has a number of headaches to deal with ahead of the World Cup.
All five Asian World Cup participants are busy in this international break. ESPN FC takes a look at where they all stand as Russia 2018 gets closer.
Shinji Okazaki, Shinji Kagawa and Keisuke Honda will make peace with coach Vahid Halilhodzic, as Japan football thrives in 2018, wishes John Duerden.
South Korea handed fellow 2018 World Cup finalists Japan a brutal 4-1 thrashing in Tokyo on Saturday night to win the 2017 East Asian Championships.
Japan made it two wins out of two in the East Asian Championships after Gen Shoji's outrageous strike helped them to a 2-1 win over China on Tuesday.
Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic has set his sights on another two wins in the at the East Asian Championship, despite the absence of Europe-based stars.
Japan's Yosuke Ideguchi scored the winner vs. North Korea in the East Asian Championships, and then told reporters he was ready to join Leeds United.
Japan scored a late 1-0 win over North Korea after China and South Korea played out a 2-2 draw on the opening day of the Esat Asian Championships.
Mat Ryan had a tough experience at the World Cup last time out and has something to prove, while Japan will be content with their 2018 draw.
Iran coach Carlos Queiroz will need to take on his home nation Portugal and former player Cristiano Ronaldo after the draw for Russia 2018 on Friday.
Poland, Senegal, Colombia and Japan make up World Cup Group H. Here's what to look for -- and you can vote for your winner.
A knee injury has ruled out Al Hilal midfielder Carlos Eduardo from the second leg of the AFC Champions League final against Urawa Reds on Saturday.
Mooy was a leading figure in Australia's qualification for the World Cup and Huddersfield's promotion to the Premier League last season.
Urawa Reds hope to take a stride towards ending a 10-year continental title drought in the first leg of the AFC Champions League final vs. Al Hilal.
Belgium's friendly game against with Japan in Bruges on Wednesday was almost called off due to a terrorist threat.
Neymar scored from the spot on Friday to help Brazil start their World Cup preparations with a 3-1 win over Japan in a friendly.
Borussia Dortmund attacker Shinji Kagawa has vowed to secure his place in the Japan World Cup squad after being dropped for two November friendlies.
Veterans Shinji Okazaki, Shinji Kagawa and Keisuke Honda have been dropped from Japan's squad for two upcoming friendlies.