Javier Aguirre relieved of his duties as Japan manager

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By Rafael

The Japan Football Association has announced it has dismissed Javier Aguirre as Japan manager due to the ongoing match-fixing investigation against him in Spain.

Aguirre took over the Japanese National team in 2014 following Japan’s disappointing group-stage elimination in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. However, the former Mexico national team manager had been under constant scrutiny for allegedly participating in a case of match-fixing involving Real Zaragoza’s 2-1 win over Levante on the final day of the 2010-11 La Liga season.

EL Vasco’s last game was a defeat in the quarterfinal of the AFC Asian Cup to the United Arab Emirates in a penalty shootout.

While Aguirre has denied any wrongdoing, Spanish media reports suggest Spanish prosecutors are set to institute legal proceedings against him and approximately 30 others.

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About Rafael Diaz

Fan of good futbol. Rafa runs Mexicanfut.com when he is not busy watching Arsenal drop points away to Stoke.