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Japan Football Association names Mexican Javier Aguirre as new head coach to replace Alberto Zaccheroni.
Japan's football supremos have refused to offer Mexico's Javier Aguirre a four-year contract to coach the national team.
Mexican Javier Aguirre is set to replace Alberto Zaccheroni as Japan coach following his resignation after Japan's exit from the World Cup.
Shinji Kagawa slammed Japan's World Cup elimination as "pathetic" after Tuesday's thrashing by Colombia in their final group game.
Colombia sealed their place in the World Cup last 16 on Tuesday following a 4-1 win over Japan, clinching top spot in group C.
A recap of the match between Japan and Colombia where the winner went into the Round of 16.
Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa is hoping he'll be able to start in his desired role in their final group match against Colombia.
Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda slammed the team's lack of creativity following goalless SWC draw against Greece.
Ten-man Greece have held Japan to a goalless draw in a largely forgettable Soccer World Cup Group C clash.
A recap of the scoring and commentary on the SWC match between Japan and Greece.
Former Japan Captain Hidetoshi Nakata says that the Blue Samurai need to think, "What kind of football they're trying to play".
Two quickfire headed goals from Wilfried Bony and Gervinho have helped Ivory Coast recover to beat Japan in Group C action at the SWC.
Ivory Coast coach Sabri Lamouchi says all his squad were "ready to play" in Saturday's Soccer World Cup opener against Japan.
Japanese football fans hung their heads in shame Friday after referee Yuichi Nishimura's controversial performance in the SWC opener.
AC Milan attacking midfielder Keisuke Honda says his belief that Japan can win the 2014 World Cup has not diminished.