The FIFA World Cup will be staged in Qatar in 2022. Japan has the qualification and enter Group E. It is definitely good news for Japan national team fans. Stick to this page to find out further information.
2022 World Cup Japan Schedule/Fixtures
Here are the match dates and start times according to Japan time:
|Japan vs. Germany||Wednesday, 23 November 2022||9:00 PM||Khalifa International Stadium|
|Japan vs. Costa Rica||Sunday, 27 November 2022||6:00 PM||Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium|
|Japan vs. Spain||Thursday, 1 December 2022||3:00 AM||Khalifa International Stadium|
Which Channel will Coverage World Cup 2022 in Japan?
Dentsu Inc. Has officially reserved the rights to broadcast the World Cup 2022 games in Japan. If you are living or traveling in Japan, you will want to tune into DENTSU LIVE to watch the games.
Dentsu Live Inc is one of the most popular event productions in Japan. If you are traveling to Japan, you’ll get lucky if you can tune it in a hotel, pub, or other place.
World Cup 2022 Japan Group & Preview
Japan, who finished second in the 2019 Asian Cup, will meet their opponent in the World Cup 2022 group E: Costa Rica, who won the intercontinental playoff, will also be present. Then there are big opponents Spain and Germany to meet in Group E of the 2022 World Cup.
Japan has reached the World Cup knockout stages in three of the past five editions. This time, they have an opportunity to do the same.
Despite having never competed in a World Cup before, Japan’s national squad is optimistic that they will reach at least the quarterfinals this year.
They also have a number of promising young players on loan from Real Madrid, such as winger Takefusa Kubo. A few Japanese athletes have also competed in the Premier League. Takehiro Tomiyasu and Takumi Minamino are well-known Arsenal and Liverpool players, respectively.
Even while Japan has made headway in preparing for the World Cup, no one knows how well the Samurai Blue will do when they face more difficult opponents.
Japan has such unique patterns when they took part in the World Cup:
- 1998 – Eliminated at Group Stage
- 2002 – Exit in Round of 16
- 2006 – Eliminated at Group Stage
- 2010 – Exit in Round of 16
- 2014 – Eliminated at Group Stage
- 2018 – Exit in Round of 16
- 2022 – ?
Japan will almost probably return to Tokyo if it continues to play as well as it has in its past six games. With barely 20 minutes remaining in the game in Russia, the Japanese were two goals from advancing to the quarterfinals. Belgium, on the other hand, staged an incredible comeback to defeat them. This time, they are the underdogs. According to Alan Gibson, a writer for JSoccer Magazine, this can aid them.
The Japanese national team includes some well-known athletes from throughout the world. Takumi Minamino is a name to watch when the World Cup comes to Qatar in 2020. Takehiro Tomiyasu is a well-known Premier League player who is now making his debut for Arsenal. Celtic will aim to fly Kyogo Furuhashi and the rest of their Japanese revolution to Qatar before the Qatar Cup. They will be joined by Reo Hatate, Yosuke Ideguchi, and Daizen Maeda. The people of Glasgow have instantly warmed to Kyogo Furuhashi.
Japan FIFA World Cup History
Japan competed in the FIFA World Cup for the first time in 1998. They finished 31st overall after losing all three of their group games. Japan has been in all seven World Cup finals since then. On June 26, 1998, Masashi Nakayama scored Japan’s first goal in a World Cup Finals game against Jamaica. Japan won the game with a score of 2-1. Keisuke Honda is Japan’s only player to have scored in all three World Cup games (in 2010, 2014, and 2018).
Qatar will host the FIFA World Cup in 2022, making it the country’s sixth appearance in the championships. Japan became the first Asian side to defeat a South American team in the 2018 World Cup group stage when they defeated Colombia 1-0 in their opening encounter. The squad competed in the first knockout round, but Belgium defeated them 3-2.