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2019.12.31

Notice on the expiry of Ruy Ramos's contract of serving as the coach of Japan national beach soccer team

Ruy Ramos's contract of serving as the coach of Japan national beach soccer team from February 2018 has expired.

Thanks to you all, Japan national beach soccer team won the championship in 2019 AFC Beach Soccer Championship and ranked No.4 in FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Paraguay 2019, leaving glorious records in Japan's beach soccer history.

Sincere thanks to your support.


【Ruy Ramos's Comment】
I decided to accept the invitation of serving as the coach of Japan national beach soccer team in February 2018, when there was less than 1 year left before FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and AFC Beach Soccer Championship started. It is easy to imagine the difficulty of serving as the coach at that time. But I hoped to help, even though my power was limited, Japan national beach soccer team who lost confidence in FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 regain "the pride as a national team". So I decided to take this job.

Since being a coach, I have been training the team to prepare well for each game within a limited period of time and finally we beat the strong opponent Iran national beach soccer team who ranked second in the world then at the quarterfinal. Moreover, it's the third time for a team I lead to win Asian championship. And I feel elated and proud to enter FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.
It is my 5th time as a coach to enter FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Paraguay 2019 and my 2nd time to lead team to win the 4th place. Though it is a pity that Japan national beach soccer team was defeated by Portugal national football team at the semifinal where we should have a higher ranking, I suppose Japan has returned to the position it deserves in beach soccer community.

After I was diagnosed with cerebral infarction at the end of 2016, many people doubted if I could continue to serve as the coach for the national team. During that time, President Tajima, my family members and many other people trusted and supported me. I feel grateful to them. Taking this opportunity, I also want to thank "SAMURAI BLUE" who sent support messages to us ahead of the competition.

Finally, I want to thank players, their teams and workplaces, people in charge of association and supporters with whose help I can do this great job. Sincere thanks for giving me this job of happiness. Meanwhile, I feel grateful to sponsors of Japan national beach soccer team for their understanding and cooperation.

Please support Japan national beach soccer team in the future.
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