Troussier: Japan need more individualism

June 16, 2006
By George Nishiyama
TOKYO, June 16 (Reuters) - Japanese players need to go overseas and become more individualistic, a vital characteristic lacking in the team that suffered a shocking defeat to Australia in their World Cup opener, their former coach said on Friday.

Frenchman Philippe Troussier, who led Japan to the final 16 at the last tournament they co-hosted with South Korea, said the nature of the country's society made it difficult to nurture individualism.

'You could say the way the Japanese ...

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