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