Hajime Moriyasu Retains Japan Head Coach After World Cup Performance

On Wednesday, the Japan Football Association made the decision to retain Hajime Moriyasu as coach of the men’s national team after leading them to the round of 16 at this year’s World Cup in Qatar.

The 54-year-old rider will be tasked with leading the Samurai Blue to the 2026 World Championship, which will be held jointly in the US, Mexico and Canada.

His reappointment marks the first time a Japanese manager has remained in office since the World Cup since the country’s debut at the 1998 tournament in France.

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