Japan Football Association concludes after a series of back-and-forth administrations
Junya Ito (Stade Reims), a striker for the Japanese national team in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup,
who was accused of sexual misconduct, was eventually expelled from the national team. 토토사이트
On the 2nd, Kozo Tashima, president of the Japan Football Association (JFA),
held a press conference and announced the decision to withdraw Ito from the national team.
Previously, the JFA temporarily withdrew its call-up cancellation this morning,
saying it would reexamine Ito,
who was initially discharged from the call-up and was in the process of leaving the national team.
Afterwards, an expert meeting was held and the final decision was made on expulsion.
According to national team leader Masakuni Yamamoto,
the call-up decision was withdrawn as the coaching staff and players expressed their desire to work with Ito.
Afterwards, discussions were held to allow Ito to remain in the national team,
but after a meeting involving legal experts, the original plan of expulsion was returned.
There are also voices of criticism over the JFA’s actions, which have been repeatedly overturned.
JFA announced Ito’s departure at around 1:30 pm on the 1st.
About 12 hours later, at around 2 a.m. on the 2nd, the decision to release Ito was withdrawn.
The decision was overturned in the afternoon.
Previously, on the 31st of last month, the Japanese media Daily Shinjo reported that Ito was criminally charged with being the perpetrator of a sexual crime.
He is suspected of making two women drink alcohol and then having sex with them without their consent.
Ito played an active role as Japan’s main striker in this tournament.