Japan will have a very strong squad in their next 2 matches in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in Asia.
In preparation for two matches against Mongolia and Tajikistan in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in Asia, recently coach Hajime Moriyasu has announced the official list of 23 selected players.
In this summons, Japan still impressed with a picture that can be said to be super strong, when up to 20/23 players are playing football in Europe, for leading football platforms like England and West. Spain and Germany.
There are too many high-class players in the Japanese squad, including defenders Hiroki Sakai (Olympique Marseille), Maya Yoshida (Southampton), midfielder Ritsu Doan (PSV), Takumi Minamino (Red Bull Salzburg) ) and especially Takefusa Kubo, the star being loaned out by Real Madrid in Mallorca.
The only three players in Japan currently playing in the country are defender Shinnosuke Hatanaka currently playing for Yokohama, midfielder Kento Hashimoto of FC Tokyo and striker Kensuke Nagai (FC Tokyo).
As can be seen, Japan Tel is extremely focused on the World Cup qualifying campaign in 2022, although their two rivals here are Mongolia and Tajikistan, the teams are much lower level.
In the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in Asia, Japan Tel is in Group F, where in addition they also have the presence of four other teams, Tajikistan, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar. Japan will welcome Mongolia at home on 10/10. Five days later, the army of Coach Hajime Moriyasu guest before Tajikistan.
List of 23 Japanese players summoned for the 2022 World Cup qualifier.
Eiji Kawashima (RC Strasbourg), Shuichi Gonda (Portimonense), Daniel Schmidt (Sint-Truidense).
Hiroki Sakai (Olympique Marseille), Takehiro Tomiyasu (Bologna FC), Maya Yoshida (Southampton), Naomichi Ueda (Cercle Brugge), Shinnosuke Hatanaka (Yokohama), Koki Anzai (Portimonense), Yuto Nagatomo (Galatasaray).
Gaku Shibasaki (Deportivo La Coruna), Genki Haraguchi (Hannover 96), Wataru Endo (VfB Stuttgart), Kento Hashimoto (FC Tokyo), Ko Itakura (Groningen), Ritsu Doan (PSV), Shoya Nakajima (FC Porto) , Junya Ito (KRC Genk), Takumi Minamino (Red Bull Salzburg), Takefusa Kubo (RCD Mallorca).
Kensuke Nagai (FC Tokyo), Takuma Asano (Partizan), Daichi Kamada (Eintracht Frankfurt).