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Aguirre takes Japan job

Former Mexico boss Javier Aguirre has been appointed as the new head coach of Japan.

The 55-year-old from Mexico City replaces Italian Alberto Zaccheroni, who resigned earlier this month after failing to guide the Blue Samurai into the knock-out stages of the World Cup in Brazil.

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Iniesta craves Barcelona captaincy

Andres Iniesta has admitted that being named Barcelona captain would be the realisation of a "lifelong dream".

The 30-year-old midfielder is in the frame for the skipper's role following the retirement of Carles Puyol and the departure of Victor Valdes.

Moments like these make you feel both proud and happy.

For those of us who've been in the first team for a long time and come through the ranks at the club, captaining the first team is a lifelong dream, another step in your career, and proof that you're still improving as a player.

Although, on the flipside, it means you're getting older.

– Iniesta talking to Spanish daily sport newspaper El Mundo Deportivo.
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