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Honda puts boot into fired Japan coach Halilhodzic

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By John Thys and Yuri Cortez

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frankly I don't think Japan can win the world cup with or without him.

You always should go a tournament with the cup as goal despite all odds against this current team. In South Africa in 2010 Japan played well but in Rio 2014 they ended up last in their group. They are qualified so go for it and try to get as far as you can :)

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So basically, the coach wouldn't kowtow to his two most famous players, one of whom is a prima donna drama queen with fading skills, but who has a ton of endorsement deals with Nissin, et al... so he's fired.

Gotcha Keisuke. Makes more sense now.

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a dillusional out of control ego.

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There's a good reason why Honda was dropped and any coach would have done it. It's bad enough to hear him mouthing off about Japan winning the World Cup.

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It sounds like "I might have been dropped, therefore I had the coach fired before that could happen".

If so, it makes what the JFA said a lie and I can't blame Halilhodzic for wanting to take legal action.

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Oh Honda, stop being a cry baby. Japan won't win a WC in my life time no matter how hard they try.

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"I know I promised the Japanese people we would win the World Cup," he said. "I have not forgotten that. Frankly that's why I want to go to the World Cup and show how much it means to me to fight for the title. What I can't accept is that there is a situation in which I might be dropped -- not with the World Cup so close."

Good luck then.

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"I know I promised the Japanese people we would win the World Cup," he said.

LOL

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A Japanese promise sounds a bit like a continental European promise. Make the thing first to demonstrate sincerity; any result is of less importance.

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"I know I promised the Japanese people we would win the World Cup," he said. "I have not forgotten that. Frankly that's why I want to go to the World Cup and show how much it means to me to fight for the title.

frankly I don't think Japan can win the world cup with or without him.

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