In this Nov. 15, 2016 photo, Japan's coach Vahid Halilhodzic is seen before their 2018 World Cup Russia qualifier soccer match against Saudi Arabia, at Saitama Stadium, in Saitama, north of Tokyo.  Halilhodzic is expected to be dismissed as Japan's head coach on Monday, April 9, 2018, following two disappointing international friendly matches and with the World Cup opening in just over two months.
In this Nov. 15, 2016 photo, Japan's coach Vahid Halilhodzic is seen before their 2018 World Cup Russia qualifier soccer match against Saudi Arabia, at Saitama Stadium, in Saitama, north of Tokyo. Halilhodzic is expected to be dismissed as Japan's head coach on Monday, April 9, 2018, following two disappointing international friendly matches and with the World Cup opening in just over two months. Shuji Kajiyama AP Photo
In this Nov. 15, 2016 photo, Japan's coach Vahid Halilhodzic is seen before their 2018 World Cup Russia qualifier soccer match against Saudi Arabia, at Saitama Stadium, in Saitama, north of Tokyo. Halilhodzic is expected to be dismissed as Japan's head coach on Monday, April 9, 2018, following two disappointing international friendly matches and with the World Cup opening in just over two months. Shuji Kajiyama AP Photo

Japan fires Halilhodzic as coach; replaced by Akira Nishino

April 09, 2018 05:27 AM