Akira Nishino News and Features
Akira Nishino Despite leading Japan to the round of 16 at the World Cup, Akira Nishino's contract will not be renewed.
Romelu Lukaku Romelu Lukaku is likely to be Gen Shoji's direct opponent at the World Cup, but the Japan defender knows there is far more to Belgium.
Akira Nishino Akira Nishino threatened to undo his own good work by making six changes against Poland, but Japan somehow clung on in the World Cup.
Eiji Kawashima Poland have little to play for against Japan but coach Akira Nishino says that is no reason to underestimate striker Robert Lewandowski.
Akira Nishino After winning their opening World Cup Group H meeting, Japan are not running scared of Senegal ahead of Sunday's clash in Ekaterinburg.
Keisuke Honda After an earthquake hit the Japanese city of Osaka, Akira Nishino says his players have been disrupted by it.
Akira Nishino Kento Misao, Yosuke Ideguchi and Takuma Asano are the unlucky three as Akira Nishino selects his final 23-man Japan World Cup squad.
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