Asia's five teams are all home from Russia, but January's 2019 Asian Cup already looms large on the horizon.
Here's a look at lessons all the AFC nations learned from the 2018 World Cup and what needs to be done in the coming weeks and months.
Despite the stunning 2-0 win against Germany, South Korea's World Cup was a disappointment. There were some positives with the Taeguk Warriors, however.
First and foremost, the team have their No. 1 for the Asian Cup and perhaps years to come....
Japan coach Akira Nishino will leave his position when his contract expires at the end of this month, the Japanese Football Association (JFA) and the manager said on Thursday.
Speaking as the squad returned to Tokyo following their World Cup round-of-16 defeat by Belgium, Nishino said this had always been the plan.
"My contract ends at the end of this month," Nishino said. "And I have been working on the assumption that this job would last from the moment I was appointed to the end of the World...
Jurgen Klinsmann is top of the list to become the next coach of the Japan national team, according to reports in Tokyo.
The Samurai Blue exited the 2018 World Cup at the second-round stage on Monday following a thrilling 3-2 defeat at the hands of Belgium in Rostov.
Coach Akira Nishino was appointed in April on a short-term contract until the end of the tournament and is expected to step down officially in the next few days.
National newspapers Sports Nippon and Daily Sports are reporting that the...