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FIFA World Cup 2022: Japan Squad, Captain, Coach, Star Players, Possible Line-Ups

Japan's squad for FIFA 2022 and other information.

The FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be Japan’s seventh appearance. It will be the first time in 20 years that FIFA will take place in an Asian country. Additionally, the FIFA World Cup 2022 is the first-ever in Middle East. Japan is an Asian country, so it can be an actual event for them to make something out of it. 

In the 2018 World Cup, Japan became the first-ever Asian country to beat a South American side, Colombia, where they gained the palm by 2-1. 

Throughout our article, we will discuss Japan’s squad and other possible details.

So without wasting any more time, let’s begin. 

Japan World Cup 2022 Squad, Captain and Coach

  • Goalkeepers: Shuichi Gonda, Daniel Schmidt, Eiji Kawashima
  • Defenders: Miki Yamane, Hiroki Sakai, Maya Yoshida, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Shogo Taniguchi, Ko Itakura, Hiroki Ito, Yuto Nagatomo, Yuta Nakayama. 
  • Midfielders: Wataru Endo, Hidemasa Morita, Ao Tanaka, Gaku Shibasaki, Karou Mitoma, Daichi kamada Ritsu Doan, Junya Ito, Takumi Minamino, Takefusa Kubo, Yuki Soma. 
  • Forwards: Daizen Maeda, Takuma Asano, Ayase Ueda. 
  • Captain: Maya Yoshida
  • Coach: Hajime Yoshida

Japan World Cup 2022 Star Players

1. Takumi Minamino

Japanese attacking midfielder Takumi Minamino plays for Ligue 1 club Monaco and is a key member of the national team.

A player like him in midfield will surely create great momentum for his team and his passing attributes are phenomenal. 

Even Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp appreciated his performance. 

Jurgen Klopp said, “I’d like to have Minamino in Liverpool. He’s everywhere. He defends like a devil, and then offensively he’s really involved.”

In his international career, he made Japan proud on many occasions. One of his splendid games was the semi-final of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup against Iran, where he assisted two goals and won his team a penalty. 

2. Yuki Soma

Another midfielder who plays for Kashima Antlers. Yuki Soma’s career has just started, but in this short period he has achieved a lot, and one of his achievements was the EAFF Championship trophy. He played a very crucial role in that tournament. Soma made his international debut against China and, as a result, they won against them by 2-1. He scored his first two goals against Hong Kong, which resulted in a 6-0 win over them. 

His selection in the squad puts an outstanding balance between him and Minamino. Japan’s midfield is strong as an ox and could possibly be the greatest factor they have in this World Cup. 

Japan Possible Lineup 

Possible XI:

  • Goalkeepers: Eiji Kawashima
  • Defenders: Maya Yoshida, Takehiro Tamiyasu, Yuki Soma
  • Midfielders: Wataru Endo, Hidemasa Morita, Ao Tanaka

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