Updated: 06/26/2014 04:21 | By Agence France-Presse

Zaccheroni steps downs as Japan boss - Kyodo

Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni announced his resignation on Wednesday after the Blue Samurai's winless exit from the World Cup, Kyodo news agency reported.


Zaccheroni steps downs as Japan boss - Kyodo

Japan's Italian coach Alberto Zaccheroni addresses an official press conference at The Pantanal Arena in Cuiaba on June 23, 2014 - by Toshifumi Kitamura

"I really wanted to take us forward and qualify for the second round and I am so disappointed," the Italian was quoted as saying in Itu, Brazil.

"But I picked the team, decided on the tactics and how we play and I want to take full responsibility."

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