Soccer: Former Antlers boss Oiwa to manage prospective Olympic team

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Former Kashima Antlers boss Go Oiwa is set to manage the Japanese men's team bidding for qualification for the 2024 Paris Olympics, a source with knowledge of the matter said Wednesday. A Japan Football Association technical committee has reportedly agreed on the 49-year-old Oiwa's nomination, with an official decision to be made at a meeting of the JFA board of directors on Dec. 16. A former senior national team defender, Oiwa played in the J-League for Nagoya, Jubilo Iwata and Kashima before retiring in 2010. He became Antlers manager in 2017 and guided the J-League first-division club to th...

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