Japan FIFA World Cup 2022 Squad announced

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Japan FIFA World Cup 2022 Squad announced
Japan FIFA World Cup 2022 Squad announced
On Tuesday, November 1, Japan National Team coach Moriyasu Hajime has announced his 26-man squad  for FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. It will be the seventh successive football World Cup appearance for the Asian country. The selected squad for World Cup is quite short on experience. Only seven out of twenty six players have the experience of playing in a World Cup. It was quite shocking because the coach had called up a total of 122 players but was able to find only 7 with required experience.
Let’s take a look at Japan World Cup 2022 Squad.

Japan World Cup 2022 Squad

Goalkeepers: Eiji Kawashima (Strasbourg), Shuichi Gonda (Shimizu S-Pulse), Daniel Schmidt (Sint-Truiden)

Defenders: Yuto Nagatomo (FC Tokyo) , Defender Maya Yoshida (Schalke 04), Hiroki Sakai (Urawa Reds), Shogo Taniguchi (Kawasaki Frontale), Miki Yamane (Kawasaki Frontale), Ko Itakura (Borussia Monchengladbach), Yuta Nakayama (Huddersfield), Hiroki Ito (Stuttgart),Takehiro Tomiyasu (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Gaku Shibasaki (Leganes), Wataru Endo (Stuttgart), Takumi Minamino (AS Monaco), Hidemasa Morita (Sporting CP), Daichi Kamada (Eintracht Frankfurt), Yuki Soma (Nagoya Grampus), Ritsu Doan (Freiburg), Ao Tanaka (Fortuna Dusseldorf)

Forwards: Junya Ito (Reims), Takuma Asano (Bochum), Kaoru Mitoma (Brighton), Daizen Maeda (Celtic), Ayase Ueda (Cercle Brugge), Takefusa Kubo (Real Sociedad)

Japan World Cup 2022 Group

Japan World Cup 2022 Group
Japan World Cup 2022 Group

Japan have been placed in Group E for the World Cup 2022 alongside Spain, Costa Rica and Germany.

Japan World Cup 2022 Schedule

Date Match Time (IST) Stadium
Wed., November 23 Germany vs. Japan 6:30 p.m. Khalifa Int’l
Sunday, November 27 Japan vs. Costa Rica 3:30 p.m. Ahmad Bin Ali
Thursday, December 2 Japan vs. Spain 12:30 p.m. Khalifa Int’l

 

In their first game of World Cup 2022, Japan will face 2014 Champions Germany on November 23. Their second game is against Costa Ricat on November 27. The third and last group game of Japan is against Spain on December 2.