Alberto Zaccheroni

Leagues: Chinese Super League

Beijing Guoan sack coach Zaccheroni but still struggle

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Shanghai (AFP) Struggling Beijing Guoan sacked their coach Alberto Zaccheroni but saw no immediate improvement as a labouring 1-1 draw at unfashionable Shijiazhuang left them just two points above the Chinese Super League relegation zone.

The Italian former Juventus and Japan coach was shown the door after winning just two of nine matches during an acrimonious spell in charge at the capital city powerhouse that saw fan protests and criticism from Chinese media.

Beijing Guoan sack coach Zaccheroni but still struggle

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Shanghai (AFP) Struggling Beijing Guoan sacked their coach Alberto Zaccheroni but saw no immediate improvement as a labouring 1-1 draw at unfashionable Shijiazhuang left them just two points above the Chinese Super League relegation zone.

The Italian former Juventus and Japan coach was shown the door after winning just two of nine matches during an acrimonious spell in charge at the capital city powerhouse that saw fan protests and criticism from Chinese media.

Beijing Guoan’s first home win eases pressure on Zaccheroni

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Shanghai (AFP) Beijing Guoan eased the pressure on their under-fire coach Alberto Zaccheroni with a 2-1 victory over Sven-Goran Eriksson's Shanghai SIPG their first home win of the season.

The former Juventus and Japan coach has endured a tough start to life in the Chinese Super League, with fans mounting a mass protest at Beijing's Workers' Stadium after a poor start to the season.

Beijing Guoan’s first home win eases pressure on Zaccheroni

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Shanghai (AFP) Beijing Guoan eased the pressure on their under-fire coach Alberto Zaccheroni with a 2-1 victory over Sven-Goran Eriksson's Shanghai SIPG their first home win of the season.

The former Juventus and Japan coach has endured a tough start to life in the Chinese Super League, with fans mounting a mass protest at Beijing's Workers' Stadium after a poor start to the season.

AC Milan

Alberto Zaccheroni Says Italian Football Has Collapsed And Calls For Immediate Change

EPL Talk at related • 0 views

Alberto Zaccheroni is perhaps best known for winning the Scudetto with AC Milan in 1999 and for the use of his unconventional 3-4-3 formation. The 61-year-old manager recently resigned fromhis position as Japan's national team coach and spent the majority of his 30-year managerial career working in Italian football.

Alberto Zaccheroni Says Italian Football Has Collapsed And Calls For Immediate Change

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Alberto Zaccheroni is perhaps best known for winning the Scudetto with AC Milan in 1999 and for the use of his unconventional 3-4-3 formation. The 61-year-old manager recently resigned fromhis position as Japan's national team coach and spent the majority of his 30-year managerial career working in Italian football.

Inter Milan name Leonardo as new coach

Soccer Tickets Online at related • 0 views

Inter Milan have confirmed the appointment of Leonardo as Rafael Benitez's replacement giving the Brazilian a one-and-a-half-year contract as their new manager.

A statement on the Inter website read:

"Welcome to Leonardo. It will be the Brazilian coach to lead the team from December 29.

Japan

Would you like some Sushi..taka? The Japanese style of soccer

Soccer Politics Blog at related • 0 views

Recently, the Japanese soccer team has been on the rise. They've recovered from the recent criticisms arising from their poor performance in the Confederations Cup. In their most recent matches, the Japanese national team has stood toe-to-toe with both the Netherlands and Belgium.

In the match versus the Netherlands, Japan was not fazed at all by the goals of Van der Vaart and Arjen Robben.

Japan on verge of making World Cup

Road to 2010 World Cup Final at related • 0 views
Japanese football continued its development on Wednesday after the national side all-but qualified for their fifth successive FIFA World Cup with a late victory over Oman.

The match saw Japan taken almost to the very end by a battling Oman team but in the final minute Shinji Okazaki popped up to secure a 2-1 victory and extend the nation's lead in Group B of Asian qualifying.

Manchester United’s Shinji Kagawa suffers fake broken leg on international duty

Off the Post at related • 0 views
Shinji Kagawa is trending on Twitter after suffering a fake broken leg playing for Japan. A false rumour that the new Manchester United player was facing six months on the sidelines spread around the social networking site, sparking panic among United fans. Anyone doing a quick check on the progress of Japan's match against UAE [.

The Great Wasabi Scandal

The Offside at related • 0 views

There are a lot of inane stories the football machine spits out over the course of a week. Alberto Zaccheroni and issues with North Korean customs might just take the wasabi paste for this one.

North Koreans ‘pinched Zaccheroni's mustard'

Over-zealous North Korean customs officers may have contributed to Japan's first defeat under Italian Alberto Zaccheroni earlier this week after confiscating his favourite tube of wasabi.

Japan Win 2011 Asian Cup

Inthestands.co.uk at related • 0 views

Japan bagged their fourth ever Asian Cup after a nail-biting 1-0 win over Australia at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha with the winner coming courtesy of a splendid first-time volley by striker Tadanari Lee...

Japan bagged their fourth ever Asian Cup after a nail-biting 1-0 win over Australia at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha with the winner coming courtesy of a splendid first-time volley by striker Tadanari Lee.

South Korea pay penalty as Japan reach Asian Cup final

The Soccer Room at related • 0 views
DOHA, Qatar— Jubilant three-time champions Japan reached the Asian Cup final after defeating arch-rivals South Korea 3-0 in a nail-biting penalty shootout on Tuesday. Centre-back Yasuyuki Konno netted the decisive penalty, steering the ball into the right-hand side of the goal, after Koo Ja-Cheol, Lee Yong-Rae and Hong Jeong-Ho had all failed from 12 yards [.

Japan ready for tough Asian Cup test vs S.Korea

The Soccer Room at related • 1 view
DOHA, Qatar — Three-time champions Japan have long expected to face South Korea at the Asian Cup and are ready for a tough semi-final with their old cross-strait rivals. South Korea edged Iran 1-0 on Saturday with a 105th-minute winner from substitute Yoon Bit-Garam to book a last-four clash with the Blue Samurai, who struggled [.

Inoha breaks Qatar hearts as Japan reach last four

The Soccer Room at related • 0 views
DOHA, Qatar — A dramatic last-minute goal from defender Masahiko Inoha saw 10-man Japan twice come from behind to snatch a 3-2 win over heartbroken hosts Qatar in their Asian Cup quarter-final on Friday. Inoha struck in the 90th minute at a nearly full Al Gharafa Stadium to keep alive Japan's bid for a fourth [.

Japan smash Saudis en route to quarter-finals

Soccerphile World Cup Blog at related • 0 views
2,022. That was the attendance figure announced when Japan faced off against Saudi Arabia at Al-Rayyan stadium, and the symbolism drew a smattering of applause from the 800 or so fans actually in attendance.

Evidently the Asian Cup is not a widespread crowd-puller. With most Saudi fans on the first bus back to Jeddah as soon as the whistle blew on their second group-stage defeat, it's clear most of the Saudi players wished they'd taken the same route.

Japan waltz over Saudi Arabia: 5-0

The Soccer Room at related • 0 views
DOHA, Qatar — Shinji Okazaki scored a hat trick and Ryoichi Maeda struck twice to give Japan a 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia on Monday and a place in the quarterfinals of the Asian Cup. Japan will play host Qatar on Friday after completely dominating its last Group B match. "We improved with every game [.

Japan with ten men past Syria

The Soccer Room at related • 0 views
DOHA, Qatar — Ten-man Japan struggled past Syria 2-1 in a high-octane and controversial Asian Cup group match Thursday to keep alive their hopes of reaching the knockout rounds. Captain Makoto Hasebe opened the scoring for the three-time champions in the 35th minute but Syria pulled one back from a penalty controversially awarded against goalkeeper [.

Japan... favourites! Are you having a laugh?

Soccerphile World Cup Blog at related • 0 views

An Italian walks into a bar in Tokyo and asks for a local brew, but not wishing to disappoint, the barman discreetly pours the visitor a Peroni instead.

It's a plausible scenario in a country like Japan, where citizens are eager to please and equally desperate to avoid criticism.

Perhaps that's why the Japanese press were quick to turn a blind eye to another poor performance from the Samurai Blue at the Asian Cup in Qatar, as Alberto Zaccheroni's men laboured to a 2-1 win over a spirited but technically inferior Syria.

Narrow escape Japan in Asian Cup

The Soccer Room at related • 0 views
DOHA, Qatar — A 92nd minute goal by Maya Yoshida saved three-time champions Japan from a shock defeat at the hands of underdogs Jordan as the two sides drew 1-1 in their opening Asian Cup match Sunday. Hasan Abdel Fattah's shot on the stroke of half-time ricochetted off VVV Venlo defender Yoshida into the net [.

Keisuke Honda driving Japan’s Asian Cup offense

The Soccer Room at related • 0 views
DOHA, Qatar — Japan's World Cup hero Keisuke Honda is ready to orchestrate attacking football against largely defensive rivals at the Asian Cup, as the Blue Samurai aim for a record fourth continental title. "My personal goal and the team's goal are one and the same. We are targetting the title no matter who we [.

Asian Cup 2011 Predictions & Asian Cup Betting

Soccerphile World Cup Blog at related • 0 views
We asked four Soccerphile writers for their picks for the 2011 Asian Cup, which kicks off today.

First Seoul-based K-League cognoscente John Duerden: It's an open competition but I have a feeling for Saudi Arabia.

This is a team that could either do terribly or go all the way.

Italian Football Still A Force In Europe

Serie A Weekly at related • 0 views


Italy struggled in the World Cup suffering from a humiliating early exit despite being in one of the weakest groups which included New Zealand. More recently the Italian Under-21 succumbed to Belarus in a surprising manner after taking a 2-0 home win only to see it erased by an embarrassing 3-0 score in Belarus.

Old Rivals Meet With New Faces On Board

Soccerphile World Cup Blog at related • 0 views
They say that familiarity breeds contempt but that is not the feeling that will be paramount at Seoul World Cup Stadium on Tuesday when South Korea meet Japan for the third time this year. Although the World Cup is still fresh in the memory, both nations are looking firmly forward to the Asian Cup that starts in less than three months.

'Hara's Heroes' hint at 'Zac Japan' to come

Soccerphile World Cup Blog at related • 0 views
In the end, interim Japan coach Hiromi Hara's greatest concern was whether it might be too hot to wear a tie on the touchline.

The former Urawa Reds and FC Tokyo coach and current Japan Football Association technical director ultimately opted for a snappy grey number, and he had every reason to be relaxed going into Japan's Kirin Cup clash with Paraguay at a sold-out Nissan Stadium in Yokohama.

English Premier League

Ryo Miyaichi making big impression at Bolton

Arsenal Insider at related • 0 views

Japanese teenager Ryo Miyaichi has earned the respect of Bolton fans and manager Owen Colye since heading there on loan from Arsenal on the last day of the January transfer window. Miyaichi capped off an excellent February by being named Bolton's player of the month by the club's fans. He was also called up to the Japanese national team for Wednesday's World Cup qualifier, but unfortunately didn't get off the bench in a 1-0 loss to Uzbekistan.

All aboard the K-Train?

Soccerphile World Cup Blog at related • 0 views
He's one of the most in-demand players in Europe, plays as an attacking talent for Japan and proved decisive in their 3-2 quarter-final win over hosts Qatar at the Asian Cup.

And his name is not Keisuke Honda.

Japan relied heavily on Borussia Dortmund star Shinji Kagawa to see off the stubborn Qataris in a pulsating quarter-final, as the diminutive playmaker scored twice and set up the winner for Masahiko Inoha in a come-from-behind victory.

Juventus

Why Juventus Performed Poorly Against Milan

Serie A Talk at related • 0 views

Juventus escaped with a 1-1 draw yet the performance at the San Siro left a lot to be desired. The Bianconeri looked out of sorts and lacked composure during the first 45 minutes against the hosts. Juve only took charge once Milan's players appeared to slow down and suffer from fatigue. Without taking away credit from the Rossoneri who were in control for around 60 minutes, Juve lacked energy early on and were undone by Leonardo Bonucci's mistakes which allowed Antonio Nocerino to strike first.

Italian Serie A 2011-12 Club Preview: Juventus

Serie A Weekly at related • 0 views
2010-2011 Recap Following many changes both in management with the appointment of newly elected president, Andrea Agnelli, followed by General manager Beppe Marotta and manager Luigi Del Neri, the trio brought no fewer than twelve new faces to the squad that had already come off from a disappointing season under former manager Ciro Ferrara, and his predecessor Alberto Zaccheroni.

Manchester City Boss Set to Make Bid for £19m Juventus Playmaker: Mancini Targets Diego

Caught Offside at related • 0 views

Eastlands boss return to Italy to try to entice Brazilian to the Premier League.

Win the Club Shirt Of Your Choice Simply by Speaking Your Mind!

Roberto Mancini has placed Juventus attacking midfielder Diego at the top of his summer wish list. The Manchester City boss believes he can convince the Brazilian international to leave the Turin club after just one season at the club.

Evening Ticker: Barcelona lands Villa, Argentina finalizes roster and more

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views


By TRAVIS CLARK

It didn't take long for Barcelona to jump head-first into the transfer market. With the offseason in its infancy, the Catalan club has already made a massive move with the acquisition of Spanish international David Villa.

The deal with Valencia, in the range of €40 million, comes with a four-year contract for the striker as Barcelona hopes to maintain its position at the top of La Liga.

Evening Ticker: Barcelona lands Villa, Argentina finalizes roster and more

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views


By TRAVIS CLARK

It didn't take long for Barcelona to jump head-first into the transfer market. With the offseason in its infancy, the Catalan club has already made a massive move with the acquisition of Spanish international David Villa.

The deal with Valencia, in the range of €40 million, comes with a four-year contract for the striker as Barcelona hopes to maintain its position at the top of La Liga.

Argentina

Classifica Fifa: Spagna sempre prima, Italia in risalita. Nella Top 20 il Giappone di Zac

CitySport...un Mondo nuovo... at related • 0 views
Da 14° a 13°. L'Italia guadagna una posizione nella Classifica Fifa per nazionali. Un passo dunque in avanti (anzi in alto) per la nazionale di Cesare Prandelli, mentre a comandare le operazioni è sempre la Spagna, campione del Mondo in Sudafrica e dominatrice assoluta della speciale graduatoria.

Okazaki goal lifts Japan over Argentina

Soccer By Ives at related • 0 views

A month after routing defending World Cup champion Spain in a friendly, Argentina couldn't come up with the same kind of result against Japan Friday morning (U.S. time).

Shinji Okazaki pounced on a parried save by Argentine keeper Sergio Romero and slotted home the rebound in the 19th minute to lift the Samurai Blue to a 1-0 victory over a full-strength Argentina squad in Saitama, Japan.

Pep Guardiola

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Week 4

languagecaster.com at related • 0 views

Note: There is a print link embedded within this post, please visit this post to print it. | Subscribe: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

A new coach for Japan, a glaring miss by Manchester City's captain, and Ibra slams Pep. These stories and more feature in this week's the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, which can be heard on our weekly podcast.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Week 4

languagecaster.com at related • 0 views

Note: There is a print link embedded within this post, please visit this post to print it. | Subscribe: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

A new coach for Japan, a glaring miss by Manchester City's captain, and Ibra slams Pep. These stories and more feature in this week's the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, which can be heard on our weekly podcast.

The Rest

Zaccheroni named UAE coach

World Cup Buzz at related • 0 views

Dubai (AFP) – Italian Alberto Zaccheroni was Monday named coach of the United Arab Emirates football team, the Gulf state’s federation announced.

“The Emirati football federation has named the Italian coach Alberto Zaccheroni to lead our national team,” it said in a tweet.

According to local media reports, Zaccheroni signed a contract until 2019, the year when the UAE is scheduled to host the AFC Asian Cup, which he won with Japan in 2011.

Mike Havenaar empuja a Japón.

LA PELOTA NO DOBLA at related • 0 views

20.10.2011 - Junto a Jordania, Australia e Irán, Japón viene pisando fuerte en la (tercera fase de la) Eliminatoria mundialista (2014) de Asia (que disputan los 20 equipos clasificados para 4.5 plazas).
La goleada (8-0) sobre Tayiskistán lo consolida (al tope del grupo C) reafirmando el notable crecimiento del fútbol japonés en los últimos tiempos.

Mid-Day Ticker: Fulham hires Jol, Lerner interviewing two for Villa job and more

Soccer By Ives at related • 1 view



If Clint Dempsey is to remain at Fulham next season, his manager will be Martin Jol.

The former Tottenham, Hamburg and Ajax coach was hired by Fulham to replace Mark Hughes on Tuesday, making him the third coach in as many seasons at Craven Cottage.

Jol did not coach this past season, a year after stepping down from Ajax, and he last coached in the Premier League in 2007 with Spurs.

Calcio Italia – Jan 2011

GhostGoal at related • 0 views

Even if you aren't really into Italian football, Calcio Italia is a magazine well worth buying. If you are a fan of all things Serie A then it's practically an essential purchase.

There are monthly columns by such esteemed footballing opinionistas as James Richardson, Gabriele Marcotti and Tor-Kristian Karlsen.