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Akira Nishino officially announced as Thailand head coach

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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Bangkok: Football Association of Thailand (FA Thailand) has officially confirmed Akira Nishino's appointment as head coach of Thailand's national and U23 teams.

The former Japan national team head coach will lead the War Elephants in Round Two of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 , SEA Games, and the AFC U23 Championship 2020 Finals.

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Nishino's appointment marks a historic milestone for Thai football as he is the first ever Japanese head coach for the Thailand national team.

The official signing ceremony in Japan on Friday will be followed by a press conference, where Nishino will speak about his plans and also the Asian Qualifiers draw, which will be held later on Wednesday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.



Photo: AFP

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