Stroke victim Osim may watch second Japan game

February 5, 2008

SAITAMA, Japan, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Former Japan coach Ivica Osim is expected to watch his second game in quick succession on Wednesday while recovering from a life-threatening stroke.

The 66-year-old will be at Japan's 2010 World Cup qualifier against Thailand, a week after returning for last week's friendly against his native Bosnia, according to local media reports.

Osim collapsed at his home last November after watching soccer on television late at night and spent almost two weeks in a coma.

While Osim was battling for his life, Takeshi Okada was appointed as the Bosnian's replacement and took charge of the national side for a second spell in December.