Japan with some surprises in their 26-man FIFA World Cup roster taking only 3 forwards
It won’t be easy Japan In the world Cup in Qatar. Hajime Moriyasu’s team faces the difficult task of trying to get out of a group consisting of two Championship Favorite , Spain and Germany. Above all, the threat of CONCACAF Costa Rica supplants the group.
Japan will open its World Cup campaign against Germany and then Costa Rica, before ending the group match against Spain. Tough job but Japan is one ready to win 8 out of 12 in 2022.
The biggest surprise on the list was the omission of Celtic striker Kyogo Furuhashi, who has been consistently playing for the Scottish giants. Here is the full list of Japan’s World Cup squad world Cup in Qatar.
Japan’s FIFA World Cup squad list
Coach Hajime Moriyasu He surprised many critics by taking only three forwards to the tournament. VFL Bochum Takuma Asano He is the biggest threat up front with 7 goals in 36 international matches.
The other notable player is the Arsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, Ko Itakura From Borussia Monchengladbach, and Hidemasa Morita Sporting Club Lisbon. Yuto Nagatomo He is the most experienced player on the team with 137 caps Maya Yoshida leads the team as the team leader.
All 6 players play outside Japan with 8 players on the roster playing in Germany. The technical director stated at a press conference, “I couldn’t call everyone who was looking forward to the World Cup, but I thank and honor everyone who expressed their desire to represent Japan,” Moriasso said. “No matter how many we can pick, there are a lot of good players, and even if we pick 30, there are going to be tough decisions.”
Japan squad for the 2022 World Cup:
goalkeepers: Shuichi Gonda (Shimizu S Pauls), Daniel Schmidt (Saint-Truiden), Eiji Kawashima (Strasbourg)
Defenders: Miki Yamani (Kawasaki Frontale), Hiroki Sakai (Uruwa Reds), Maya Yoshida (Schalke), Takehiro Tomiyasu (Arsenal), Shoujo Taniguchi (Kawasaki Frontale), Ko Itakura (Borussia Monchengladbach), Hiroki Ito (Stuttgart) and Yoto Nana ), Yuta Nakayama (Huddersfield)
Midfielders: Wataru Endo (Stuttgart), Hidemasa Morita (Sporting CB), Ao Tanaka (Fortuna Düsseldorf), Jaku Shibasaki (Leganes), Kaoru Mituma (Brighton & Hove Albion), Daiichi Kamada (Eintracht Frankfurt), Ritsu Doan (Freiburg), Junya Ito (Reims), Takumi Minamino (Monaco), Takefusa Kubo (Real Sociedad), Yuki Soma (Nagoya Grampus)
Attackers: Daisen Maeda (Celtic), Takuma Asano (Bochum), Ayase Ueda (Circle Bruges)