Japan FIFA World Cup Squad was announced on 1st November. Here you get the Complete FIFA World Cup 26 Man roster for Japan and more info.
The Japanese national team will choose which players will represent the country at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in October. The September friendly provide us a sneak peak at who could be headed to Japan.
The Samurai Blue breezed through qualification, eventually finishing second, behind Saudi Arabia. Japan tied one of its qualification games, but won seven of the remaining eight.
Japan has reached the last eight three times (in 2002, 2010, and 2018).
Here is the squad of the team.
Japan 2022 World Cup Squad (Final Roster)
Here is the Final list (Man-26) of the Players for the Japan FIFA World Cup Squad.
|Goalkeeper||Eiji Kawashima||Strasbourg (FRA)||39||95|
|Goalkeeper||Shuichi Gonda||Shimizu S-Pulse (JPN)||33||33|
|Goalkeeper||Daniel Schmidt||Sint-Truiden (BEL)||30||11|
|Defender||Yuto Nagatomo||Tokyo (JPN)||36||137|
|Defender||Maya Yoshida||Schalke (GER)||34||12|
|Defender||Hiroki Sakai||Urawa Red Diamonds (JPN)||32||71|
|Defender||Takehiro Tomiyasu||Arsenal (ENG)||23||29|
|Defender||Yuta Nakayama||Huddersfield (ENG)||25||17|
|Defender||Miki Yamane||Kawasaki Frontale (JPN)||28||14|
|Defender||Shogo Taniguchi||Kawasaki Frontale (JPN)||31||13|
|Defender||Ko Itakura||Borussia Monchengladbach (GER)||25||12|
|Defender||Hiroki Ito||Stuttgart (GER)||23||5|
|Midfielder||Gaku Shibasaki||Leganes (SPA)||30||59|
|Midfielder||Wataru Endo||Stuttgart (GER)||29||43|
|Midfielder||Takumi Minamino||Monaco (FRA)||27||43|
|Midfielder||Junya Ito||Reims (FRA)||29||38|
|Midfielder||Ritsu Doan||Freiburg (GER)||24||28|
|Midfielder||Daichi Kamada||Eintracht Frankfurt (GER)||26||21|
|Midfielder||Takefusa Kubo||Real Sociedad (SPA)||21||19|
|Midfielder||Hidemasa Morita||Sporting (POR)||27||17|
|Midfielder||Ao Tanaka||Fortuna Dusseldorf (GER)||24||14|
|Midfielder||Kaoru Mitoma||Brighton (ENG)||25||9|
|Midfielder||Yuki Soma||Nagoya Grampus (JPN)||25||7|
|Forward||Takuma Asano||Bochum (GER)||27||36|
|Forward||Ayase Ueda||Club Brugge (BEL)||24||10|
Also Check: Japan FIFA World Cup Schedule 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Japan Team Preview
After qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, Japan will be one of the main contenders for the championship in Qatar in 2022. Coach Hajime Yoshida has announced the lineup for his team’s playoff qualifiers.
In October, Japan will choose its World Cup team for 2022. Even though they finished second to Saudi Arabia, the Samurai Blue had a simple time qualifying for the tournament. Japan advanced to the next round with one draw and seven victories.
Hajime Moriyasu must be there alongside Genki Haraguchi and Gaku Shibasaki, since Yuto Nagatomo and Maya Yoshida will be crucial.
Since 1988, Japan has qualified for the World Cup nine times. They intend to arrive in 2022. Here is the squad.
Our Prediction about Japan at FIFA World Cup 2022
For the sixth time in a row, Japan will compete in the World Cup. The team’s objective is to advance from the group stage to the knockout phase.
Since 1998, Japan has reached the round of 16, but never in a succession. The squad headed by Akira Nishino advanced to the second round of the 2018 tournament, but were defeated in overtime by Belgium, 3-2.
Japan has always competed in the World Cup since 2002, when they advanced to the round of 16. (when they co-hosted with South Korea). Despite the fact that Brazilian superstar Zico was in charge in 2006, Takeshi Okada guided Japan to the round of 16. In Brazil, the Samurai Blue had the lowest performance in Group C. They stated four years ago that they would be impartial both on and off the field.
If they finish first in Group E, they will face the winner of Group F, which may be Canada, Belgium, Morocco, or Croatia. Following that, they will face the winner of Group G, which may be England, Argentina, France, Germany, or Spain (the group’s runner-up is likely to be eliminated).
If Japan finished second in Group E, it would face Belgium, which won Group F. They will face Portugal in the quarterfinals, with minimal margin for mistake.
When is Japan World Cup squad announced?
The final 26-man squad declaration deadline was Monday, November 14. The Blue Samurai do this early and didn’t make his preliminary squad public, instead, he declared his final 26 names at a press conference on November 1
How many players will be in Japan’s World Cup squad?
Due to the COVID-19 epidemic last summer, managers from afflicted nations could only send 26 players to the European Championship. They may, however, send up to 28 players to the Copa America.
Each national team’s roster will increase from 23 to 26 players for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
How Many Football World Cups has Japan won?
Japan has never previously won the World Cup. They have competed in seven competitions thus far.
With the current squad, Japan is good in their level. Make sure to follow the team in action by bookmarking this page.