Confederations Cup: Japan

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FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, former Japanese national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during his press conference in Tokyo. Fired Japan national team football coach Halilhodzic is suing the Japanese federation and president Kozo Tashima for his dismissal last month - just two months before the opening of the World Cup. Lionel Vincent, the lawyer representing Halilhodzic, told the Associated Press on Monday, May 21, 2018, that the suit asks for an apology from Tashima and indemnification of 1 Japanese yen - less than 1 US cent.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
Fired coach Halilhodzic suing Japanese soccer association
FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, former Japanese national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during his press conference in Tokyo. Fired Japan national team football coach Halilhodzic is suing the Japanese federation and president Kozo Tashima for his dismissal last month - just two months before the opening of the World Cup. Lionel Vincent, the lawyer representing Halilhodzic, told the Associated Press on Monday, May 21, 2018, that the suit asks for an apology from Tashima and indemnification of 1 Japanese yen - less than 1 US cent.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, former Japanese national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during his press conference in Tokyo. Fired Japan national team football coach Halilhodzic is suing the Japanese federation and president Kozo Tashima for his dismissal last month - just two months before the opening of the World Cup. Lionel Vincent, the lawyer representing Halilhodzic, told the Associated Press on Monday, May 21, 2018, that the suit asks for an apology from Tashima and indemnification of 1 Japanese yen - less than 1 US cent.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, former Japanese national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during his press conference in Tokyo. Fired Japan national team football coach Halilhodzic is suing the Japanese federation and president Kozo Tashima for his dismissal last month - just two months before the opening of the World Cup. Lionel Vincent, the lawyer representing Halilhodzic, told the Associated Press on Monday, May 21, 2018, that the suit asks for an apology from Tashima and indemnification of 1 Japanese yen - less than 1 US cent.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, former Japanese national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during his press conference in Tokyo. Fired Japan national team football coach Halilhodzic is suing the Japanese federation and president Kozo Tashima for his dismissal last month - just two months before the opening of the World Cup. Lionel Vincent, the lawyer representing Halilhodzic, told the Associated Press on Monday, May 21, 2018, that the suit asks for an apology from Tashima and indemnification of 1 Japanese yen - less than 1 US cent.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
Japanese national soccer coach Akira Nishino answers a question during a press conference on an upcoming friendly match against Ghana Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese national soccer coach Akira Nishino answers a question during a press conference on an upcoming friendly match against Ghana Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese national soccer coach Akira Nishino answers a question during a press conference on an upcoming friendly match against Ghana Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese national soccer coach Akira Nishino answers reporter's question during a press conference on an upcoming friendly match against Ghana Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese national soccer coach Akira Nishino answers reporter's question during a press conference on an upcoming friendly match against Ghana Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese national soccer coach Akira Nishino answers reporter's question during a press conference on an upcoming friendly match against Ghana Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese national soccer coach Akira Nishino walks away from the a press conference venue Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese national soccer coach Akira Nishino walks away from the a press conference venue Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese national soccer coach Akira Nishino walks away from the a press conference venue Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese national soccer coach Akira Nishino answers a question during a press conference on an upcoming friendly match against Ghana Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Honda, Kagawa named to Japan squad for Ghana friendly
Japanese national soccer coach Akira Nishino answers a question during a press conference on an upcoming friendly match against Ghana Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese national soccer coach Akira Nishino walks away from the a press conference venue Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Honda, Kagawa named to Japan squad for Ghana friendly
Japanese national soccer coach Akira Nishino walks away from the a press conference venue Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese national soccer coach Akira Nishino answers reporter's question during a press conference on an upcoming friendly match against Ghana Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Honda, Kagawa named to Japan squad for Ghana friendly
Japanese national soccer coach Akira Nishino answers reporter's question during a press conference on an upcoming friendly match against Ghana Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Akira Nishino attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/Files
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Nishino attends a news conference in Tokyo
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Akira Nishino attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/Files
Japanese national soccer coach Akira Nishino answers a question during a press conference on an upcoming friendly match against Ghana Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese national soccer coach Akira Nishino answers a question during a press conference on an upcoming friendly match against Ghana Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese national soccer coach Akira Nishino answers a question during a press conference on an upcoming friendly match against Ghana Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese Men's national soccer coach Akira Nishino, center, Japan Football Association President Kozo Tashima, right, and Takashi Sekizuka, technical director, left, attend a press conference on an upcoming friendly match against Ghana Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese Men's national soccer coach Akira Nishino, center, Japan Football Association President Kozo Tashima, right, and Takashi Sekizuka, technical director, left, attend a press conference on an upcoming friendly match against Ghana Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese Men's national soccer coach Akira Nishino, center, Japan Football Association President Kozo Tashima, right, and Takashi Sekizuka, technical director, left, attend a press conference on an upcoming friendly match against Ghana Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese national soccer coach Akira Nishino attends a press conference on an upcoming friendly match against Ghana Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese national soccer coach Akira Nishino attends a press conference on an upcoming friendly match against Ghana Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese national soccer coach Akira Nishino attends a press conference on an upcoming friendly match against Ghana Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese national soccer coach Akira Nishino answers a question during a press conference on an upcoming friendly match against Ghana Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese national soccer coach Akira Nishino answers a question during a press conference on an upcoming friendly match against Ghana Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese national soccer coach Akira Nishino answers a question during a press conference on an upcoming friendly match against Ghana Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese men's national soccer coach Akira Nishino attends a press conference in Tokyo Friday, May 18, 2018. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese men's national soccer coach Akira Nishino attends a press conference in Tokyo Friday, May 18, 2018. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese men's national soccer coach Akira Nishino attends a press conference in Tokyo Friday, May 18, 2018. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese Men's national soccer coach Akira Nishino attends a press conference on an upcoming friendly match against Ghana Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese Men's national soccer coach Akira Nishino attends a press conference on an upcoming friendly match against Ghana Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese Men's national soccer coach Akira Nishino attends a press conference on an upcoming friendly match against Ghana Friday, May 18, 2018, in Tokyo. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese men's national soccer head coach Akira Nishino answers a question during a press conference in Tokyo Friday, May 18, 2018. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese men's national soccer head coach Akira Nishino answers a question during a press conference in Tokyo Friday, May 18, 2018. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese men's national soccer head coach Akira Nishino answers a question during a press conference in Tokyo Friday, May 18, 2018. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese men's national soccer head coach Akira Nishino walks in a press conference venue in Tokyo Friday, May 18, 2018. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese men's national soccer head coach Akira Nishino walks in a press conference venue in Tokyo Friday, May 18, 2018. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese men's national soccer head coach Akira Nishino walks in a press conference venue in Tokyo Friday, May 18, 2018. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese men's national soccer head coach Akira Nishino answers a question during a press conference in Tokyo Friday, May 18, 2018. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese men's national soccer head coach Akira Nishino answers a question during a press conference in Tokyo Friday, May 18, 2018. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japanese men's national soccer head coach Akira Nishino answers a question during a press conference in Tokyo Friday, May 18, 2018. Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were named on Friday to Japan's squad for an international friendly on May 30 against Ghana in Yokohama.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
REFILE - CORRECTING BRAND Mizuno soccer shoes are displayed at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo, Japan May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Mizuno soccer shoes are displayed at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo
REFILE - CORRECTING BRAND Mizuno soccer shoes are displayed at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo, Japan May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
People walk past soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo, Japan May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
People walk past soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo
People walk past soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo, Japan May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
A clerk checks the display of Brazil's national soccer team's uniform at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo, Japan May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
A clerk checks the display of Brazil's national soccer team's uniform at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo
A clerk checks the display of Brazil's national soccer team's uniform at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo, Japan May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
The exterior of soccer shop KAMO is pictured in Tokyo, Japan May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
The exterior of soccer shop KAMO is pictured in Tokyo
The exterior of soccer shop KAMO is pictured in Tokyo, Japan May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Soccer balls are displayed at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo, Japan May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Soccer balls are displayed at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo
Soccer balls are displayed at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo, Japan May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Customers look at goods at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo, Japan May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Customers look at goods at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo
Customers look at goods at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo, Japan May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
A customer looks at soccer uniforms at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo, Japan May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
A customer looks at soccer uniforms at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo
A customer looks at soccer uniforms at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo, Japan May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
A customer looks at Japan's national soccer team's uniform at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo, Japan May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
A customer looks at Japan's national soccer team's uniform at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo
A customer looks at Japan's national soccer team's uniform at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo, Japan May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
A customer take picture of soccer uniforms at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo, Japan May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
A customer take picture of soccer uniforms at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo
A customer take picture of soccer uniforms at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo, Japan May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
A clerk works in front of a display of soccer uniforms at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo, Japan May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
A clerk works in front of a display of soccer uniforms at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo
A clerk works in front of a display of soccer uniforms at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo, Japan May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Adidas soccer shoes are displayed at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo, Japan May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Adidas soccer shoes are displayed at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo
Adidas soccer shoes are displayed at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo, Japan May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Adidas soccer shoes are displayed at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo, Japan May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Adidas soccer shoes are displayed at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo
Adidas soccer shoes are displayed at soccer shop KAMO in Tokyo, Japan May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, Japan's national team poses for a team picture prior to an international friendly soccer match between Japan and Ukraine at Maurice Dufrasne Stadium in Liege, Belgium. Japan is expected to name its 23-man squad for the World Cup on May 31, several days ahead of the June 4 deadline set by soccer's world governing body FIFA. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, File)
Japan expected to name World Cup squad on May 31
FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, Japan's national team poses for a team picture prior to an international friendly soccer match between Japan and Ukraine at Maurice Dufrasne Stadium in Liege, Belgium. Japan is expected to name its 23-man squad for the World Cup on May 31, several days ahead of the June 4 deadline set by soccer's world governing body FIFA. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, File)
FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, Japan's national team poses for a team picture prior to an international friendly soccer match between Japan and Ukraine at Maurice Dufrasne Stadium in Liege, Belgium. Japan is expected to name its 23-man squad for the World Cup on May 31, several days ahead of the June 4 deadline set by soccer's world governing body FIFA. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, File)
FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, Japan's national team poses for a team picture prior to an international friendly soccer match between Japan and Ukraine at Maurice Dufrasne Stadium in Liege, Belgium. Japan is expected to name its 23-man squad for the World Cup on May 31, several days ahead of the June 4 deadline set by soccer's world governing body FIFA. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, File)
FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, Japan's national team poses for a team picture prior to an international friendly soccer match between Japan and Ukraine at Maurice Dufrasne Stadium in Liege, Belgium. Japan is expected to name its 23-man squad for the World Cup on May 31, several days ahead of the June 4 deadline set by soccer's world governing body FIFA. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, File)
FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, United States' Abby Wambach runs toward the stands to greet her wife after the team defeated Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia. Wambach has been elected to the New York State Public High School Athletic Associations Hall of Fame. The two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion heads a class that also includes coaches Andy Capellan and Charles Engel, field hockey star Tracey Fuchs, three-sport star Heidi Mann Vittengl and Section IV administrator Ben Nelson. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Soccer star Abby Wambach elected to athletic Hall of Fame
FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, United States' Abby Wambach runs toward the stands to greet her wife after the team defeated Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia. Wambach has been elected to the New York State Public High School Athletic Associations Hall of Fame. The two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion heads a class that also includes coaches Andy Capellan and Charles Engel, field hockey star Tracey Fuchs, three-sport star Heidi Mann Vittengl and Section IV administrator Ben Nelson. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, United States' Abby Wambach runs toward the stands to greet her wife after the team defeated Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia. Wambach has been elected to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Hall of Fame. The two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion heads a class that also includes coaches Andy Capellan and Charles Engel, field hockey star Tracey Fuchs, three-sport star Heidi Mann Vittengl and Section IV administrator Ben Nelson. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, United States' Abby Wambach runs toward the stands to greet her wife after the team defeated Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia. Wambach has been elected to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Hall of Fame. The two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion heads a class that also includes coaches Andy Capellan and Charles Engel, field hockey star Tracey Fuchs, three-sport star Heidi Mann Vittengl and Section IV administrator Ben Nelson. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, United States' Abby Wambach runs toward the stands to greet her wife after the team defeated Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia. Wambach has been elected to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Hall of Fame. The two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion heads a class that also includes coaches Andy Capellan and Charles Engel, field hockey star Tracey Fuchs, three-sport star Heidi Mann Vittengl and Section IV administrator Ben Nelson. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, Japan's Makoto Hasebe in action during an international friendly soccer match between Japan and Ukraine at Maurice Dufrasne Stadium in Liege, Belgium. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
WORLD CUP: Sudden coaching change shakes Japan preparations
In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, Japan's Makoto Hasebe in action during an international friendly soccer match between Japan and Ukraine at Maurice Dufrasne Stadium in Liege, Belgium. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, Japan's Makoto Hasebe in action during an international friendly soccer match between Japan and Ukraine at Maurice Dufrasne Stadium in Liege, Belgium. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, Japan's Makoto Hasebe in action during an international friendly soccer match between Japan and Ukraine at Maurice Dufrasne Stadium in Liege, Belgium. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, Japan's Makoto Hasebe in action during an international friendly soccer match between Japan and Ukraine at Maurice Dufrasne Stadium in Liege, Belgium. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, arrives at a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, arrives at a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, Japan's Makoto Hasebe in action during an international friendly soccer match between Japan and Ukraine at Maurice Dufrasne Stadium in Liege, Belgium. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, Japan's Makoto Hasebe in action during an international friendly soccer match between Japan and Ukraine at Maurice Dufrasne Stadium in Liege, Belgium. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, Japan's Makoto Hasebe in action during an international friendly soccer match between Japan and Ukraine at Maurice Dufrasne Stadium in Liege, Belgium. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, arrives at a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, arrives at a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic leaves the venue after his press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japan coach Halilhodzic still baffled over firing
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic leaves the venue after his press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during his press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japan coach Halilhodzic still baffled over firing
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during his press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during his press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japan coach Halilhodzic still baffled over firing
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during his press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during a press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japan coach Halilhodzic still baffled over firing
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during a press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during his press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japan coach Halilhodzic still baffled over firing
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during his press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during his press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during his press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during his press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during a press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during a press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during a press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during his press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during his press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during his press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic leaves the venue after his press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic leaves the venue after his press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic leaves the venue after his press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during his press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during his press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during his press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, leaves a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
ahid Halilhodzic attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, leaves a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during a press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during a press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during a press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during a press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during a press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during a press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, arrives at a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, arrives at a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Vahid Halilhodzic attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during a press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during a press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during a press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during a press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during a press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during a press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during a press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired coach Vahid Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during a press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired coach Vahid Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during a press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired coach Vahid Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic walks to the venue of his press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic walks to the venue of his press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Former Japanese men's national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic walks to the venue of his press conference in Tokyo Friday, April 27, 2018. Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Japanese Akira Nishino. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo
Vahid Halilhodzic, who was fired from his position as Japan national soccer team head coach, attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Former Japan's national soccer team head coach Vahid Halilhodzic arrives at Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo April 21, 2018. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN.
Former Japan's national soccer team head coach Vahid Halilhodzic arrives at Haneda airport in Tokyo
Former Japan's national soccer team head coach Vahid Halilhodzic arrives at Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo April 21, 2018. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN.
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2008 file photo, then head coach Oswaldo Oliveira celebrates after his Kashima Antlers grabbed the J-League soccer title at Sapporo Dome in Sapporo, northern Japan. Oliveira is returning to Japan to coach the J-League's Urawa Reds. The 67-year-old Brazilian, who managed the Kashima Antlers from 2007-2011, will begin his second stint in Japan next Wednesday, April 18, 2018, when Urawa faces Kashiwa Reysol, Reds announced on their official website.(Kyodo News via AP, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2008 file photo, then head coach Oswaldo Oliveira celebrates after his Kashima Antlers grabbed the J-League soccer title at Sapporo Dome in Sapporo, northern Japan. Oliveira is returning to Japan to coach the J-League's Urawa Reds. The 67-year-old Brazilian, who managed the Kashima Antlers from 2007-2011, will begin his second stint in Japan next Wednesday, April 18, 2018, when Urawa faces Kashiwa Reysol, Reds announced on their official website.(Kyodo News via AP, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2008 file photo, then head coach Oswaldo Oliveira celebrates after his Kashima Antlers grabbed the J-League soccer title at Sapporo Dome in Sapporo, northern Japan. Oliveira is returning to Japan to coach the J-League's Urawa Reds. The 67-year-old Brazilian, who managed the Kashima Antlers from 2007-2011, will begin his second stint in Japan next Wednesday, April 18, 2018, when Urawa faces Kashiwa Reysol, Reds announced on their official website.(Kyodo News via AP, File)
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Akira Nishino attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Nishino attends news conference in Tokyo
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Akira Nishino attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Akira Nishino attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
pJapan's national soccer team's new head coach Akira Nishino attends a news conference in Tokyo
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Akira Nishino attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Akira Nishino (R) and Japan Football Association (JFA) President Kozo Tashima attend a news conference in Tokyo, Japan April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Nishino and JFA President Tashima attend a news conference in Tokyo
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Akira Nishino (R) and Japan Football Association (JFA) President Kozo Tashima attend a news conference in Tokyo, Japan April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Akira Nishino attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Nishino attends a news conference in Tokyo
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Akira Nishino attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Akira Nishino attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Nishino attends a news conference in Tokyo
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Akira Nishino attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Akira Nishino attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Nishino attends a news conference in Tokyo
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Akira Nishino attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Akira Nishino attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Nishino attends a news conference in Tokyo
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Akira Nishino attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Akira Nishino (R) and Japan Football Association (JFA) President Kozo Tashima attend a news conference in Tokyo, Japan April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Nishino and JFA President Tashima attend a news conference in Tokyo
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Akira Nishino (R) and Japan Football Association (JFA) President Kozo Tashima attend a news conference in Tokyo, Japan April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Akira Nishino attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Nishino attends news conference in Tokyo
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Akira Nishino attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Akira Nishino (R) and Japan Football Association (JFA) President Kozo Tashima attend a news conference in Tokyo, Japan April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Japanese national soccer team's new head coach Nishino and JFA President Tashima attend news conference in Tokyo
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Akira Nishino (R) and Japan Football Association (JFA) President Kozo Tashima attend a news conference in Tokyo, Japan April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Akira Nishino attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Akira Nishino attends a news conference in Tokyo
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Akira Nishino attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Akira Nishino attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Nishino attends a news conference in Tokyo
Japan's national soccer team's new head coach Akira Nishino attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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International Friendly - Belgium v Japan
Soccer Football - International Friendly - Belgium v Japan - Jan Breydel Stadium, Bruges, Belgium - November 14, 2017 Belgium’s Axel Witsel has a shot at goal REUTERS/Eric Vidal
Soccer Football - International Friendly - Belgium v Japan - Jan Breydel Stadium, Bruges, Belgium - November 14, 2017 Belgium’s Axel Witsel has a shot at goal REUTERS/Eric Vidal
International Friendly - Belgium v Japan
Soccer Football - International Friendly - Belgium v Japan - Jan Breydel Stadium, Bruges, Belgium - November 14, 2017 Belgium’s Axel Witsel has a shot at goal REUTERS/Eric Vidal
FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, United States' Becky Sauerbrunn kisses the trophy as Lauren Holiday, left, and Kelley O'Hara, right, look on after the U.S. beat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. If the defending champions make the field for soccers premier event in France next year, it will be Sauerbrunns third World Cup. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
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FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, United States' Becky Sauerbrunn kisses the trophy as Lauren Holiday, left, and Kelley O'Hara, right, look on after the U.S. beat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. If the defending champions make the field for soccers premier event in France next year, it will be Sauerbrunns third World Cup. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, United States' Becky Sauerbrunn kisses the trophy as Lauren Holiday, left, and Kelley O'Hara, right, look on after the U.S. beat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. If the defending champions make the field for soccer’s premier event in France next year, it will be Sauerbrunn’s third World Cup. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, United States' Becky Sauerbrunn kisses the trophy as Lauren Holiday, left, and Kelley O'Hara, right, look on after the U.S. beat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. If the defending champions make the field for soccer’s premier event in France next year, it will be Sauerbrunn’s third World Cup. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, United States' Becky Sauerbrunn kisses the trophy as Lauren Holiday, left, and Kelley O'Hara, right, look on after the U.S. beat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. If the defending champions make the field for soccer’s premier event in France next year, it will be Sauerbrunn’s third World Cup. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
In this Aug. 28, 2017, photo, then Japan Football Association (JFA) technical director Akira Nishino, right, watches Japan national team's practice with then Japan's coach Vahid Halilhodzic, left, before a soccer match against Australia in Saitama, near Tokyo. JFA President Kozo Tashima said on Monday, April 9, 2018, Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer’s World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Nishino. (Fumine Tsutabayashi/Kyodo News via AP)
In this Aug. 28, 2017, photo, then Japan Football Association (JFA) technical director Akira Nishino, right, watches Japan national team's practice with then Japan's coach Vahid Halilhodzic, left, before a soccer match against Australia in Saitama, near Tokyo. JFA President Kozo Tashima said on Monday, April 9, 2018, Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer’s World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Nishino. (Fumine Tsutabayashi/Kyodo News via AP)
In this Aug. 28, 2017, photo, then Japan Football Association (JFA) technical director Akira Nishino, right, watches Japan national team's practice with then Japan's coach Vahid Halilhodzic, left, before a soccer match against Australia in Saitama, near Tokyo. JFA President Kozo Tashima said on Monday, April 9, 2018, Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer’s World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Nishino. (Fumine Tsutabayashi/Kyodo News via AP)
Japan's Saki Kumagi, left, fights for the control of the ball against Vietnam's Nguyen Thi Lieu during the AFC Women's Asian Cup soccer match in Amman, Jordan, Saturday, April 7, 2018 (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
Japan's Saki Kumagi, left, fights for the control of the ball against Vietnam's Nguyen Thi Lieu during the AFC Women's Asian Cup soccer match in Amman, Jordan, Saturday, April 7, 2018 (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
Japan's Saki Kumagi, left, fights for the control of the ball against Vietnam's Nguyen Thi Lieu during the AFC Women's Asian Cup soccer match in Amman, Jordan, Saturday, April 7, 2018 (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
In this Aug. 28, 2017, photo, then Japan's coach Vahid Halilhodzic, right, watches his team's practice with then technical director Akira Nishino, left, before a soccer match against Australia in Saitama, near Tokyo. Japan Football Association President Kozo Tashima said on Monday, April 9, 2018, Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer’s World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Nishino. (Fumine Tsutabayashi/Kyodo News via AP)
In this Aug. 28, 2017, photo, then Japan's coach Vahid Halilhodzic, right, watches his team's practice with then technical director Akira Nishino, left, before a soccer match against Australia in Saitama, near Tokyo. Japan Football Association President Kozo Tashima said on Monday, April 9, 2018, Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer’s World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Nishino. (Fumine Tsutabayashi/Kyodo News via AP)
In this Aug. 28, 2017, photo, then Japan's coach Vahid Halilhodzic, right, watches his team's practice with then technical director Akira Nishino, left, before a soccer match against Australia in Saitama, near Tokyo. Japan Football Association President Kozo Tashima said on Monday, April 9, 2018, Japan fired Halilhodzic two months before soccer’s World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately with Nishino. (Fumine Tsutabayashi/Kyodo News via AP)
FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2016 file photo, Japan's coach Vahid Halilhodzic gives directions to his players during 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. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)
Japan fires Halilhodzic as coach; replaced by Akira Nishino
FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2016 file photo, Japan's coach Vahid Halilhodzic gives directions to his players during 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. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)
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. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
Japan fires Halilhodzic as coach; replaced by Akira Nishino
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. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
FILE - In this March 31, 2015 file photo, Japan's coach Vahid Halilhodzic reacts during an international friendly soccer match between Japan and Uzbekistan in 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. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
Japan fires Halilhodzic as coach; replaced by Akira Nishino
FILE - In this March 31, 2015 file photo, Japan's coach Vahid Halilhodzic reacts during an international friendly soccer match between Japan and Uzbekistan in 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. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
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. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
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. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
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. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2016 file photo, Japan's coach Vahid Halilhodzic gives directions to his players during 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. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2016 file photo, Japan's coach Vahid Halilhodzic gives directions to his players during 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. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2016 file photo, Japan's coach Vahid Halilhodzic gives directions to his players during 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. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)
Japan Football Association (JFA) President Kozo Tashima bites his lips during a press conference at its headquarters in Tokyo, Monday, April 9, 2018. Tashima said Japan fired coach Vahid Halilhodzic two months before soccer’s World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately on Monday with Japanese Akira Nishino, the technical director of the JFA. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Japan Football Association (JFA) President Kozo Tashima bites his lips during a press conference at its headquarters in Tokyo, Monday, April 9, 2018. Tashima said Japan fired coach Vahid Halilhodzic two months before soccer’s World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately on Monday with Japanese Akira Nishino, the technical director of the JFA. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Japan Football Association (JFA) President Kozo Tashima bites his lips during a press conference at its headquarters in Tokyo, Monday, April 9, 2018. Tashima said Japan fired coach Vahid Halilhodzic two months before soccer’s World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately on Monday with Japanese Akira Nishino, the technical director of the JFA. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Japan Football Association (JFA) President Kozo Tashima speaks during a press conference at its headquarters in Tokyo, Monday, April 9, 2018. Tashima said Japan fired coach Vahid Halilhodzic two months before soccer’s World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately on Monday with Japanese Akira Nishino, the technical director of the JFA. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Japan Football Association (JFA) President Kozo Tashima speaks during a press conference at its headquarters in Tokyo, Monday, April 9, 2018. Tashima said Japan fired coach Vahid Halilhodzic two months before soccer’s World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately on Monday with Japanese Akira Nishino, the technical director of the JFA. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Japan Football Association (JFA) President Kozo Tashima speaks during a press conference at its headquarters in Tokyo, Monday, April 9, 2018. Tashima said Japan fired coach Vahid Halilhodzic two months before soccer’s World Cup in Russia and replaced him immediately on Monday with Japanese Akira Nishino, the technical director of the JFA. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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