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Japan manager Alberto Zaccheroni unsure of future

Japan manager Alberto Zaccheroni admits that he is unsure of his future following his side's disappointing World Cup exit.

Alberto Zaccheroni has admitted that he is unsure of his future following Japan's exit from the World Cup.

The Samurai Blues suffered a 4-1 reverse at the hands of Colombia on Tuesday night to end their hopes of progression from Group C.

Following the defeat, the 61-year-old told reporters: "I will speak to the management and will let you know whether or not I will stay. I think it is only appropriate for this question to be discussed within the team first.

"I think we left quite a lot to be desired in the first two games. We picked up in the third match. We were forced to play everything against a team that has great potential to go very far in this tournament.

"We all thought we would do a lot better, that we would perform much better as we showed in the first half [against Colombia] when we play intensely as we normally do and we are able to generate opportunities to win a match."

Zaccheroni was appointed as manager of Japan in 2010.


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Japan's Italian coach Alberto Zaccheroni gestures during a Group C football match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
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