Japan Squad for FIFA World Cup 2022: It’s time to enjoy the 22nd edition of FIFA World Cup 2022 by supporting Japan. The tournament is scheduled to take place in Qatar from 20 November to 18 December 2022. It’s the last time that will witness 32 team participants (48 national squads from the next FIFA World Cup 2026, which is scheduled to play in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.), including Japan Team. These 32 teams are divided into 8 Groups i.e. Group A to Group H. Japan is in Group E alongside Spain, Costa Rica, and Germany. The 2 teams of Group E, Spain, and Costa Rica already Advance to the Knockout Stage. Below in this article, we’re discussing the Squad for the Japan Team in the FIFA 2022 World Cup [Wikipedia] in the detail.
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About Japan Football Team
According to Wikipedia, The Japanese national football team (Japanese: サッカー日本代表, Hepburn: Sakkā Nihon Daihyō), nicknamed the Samurai Blue (サムライ・ブルー, Samurai Burū), represents Japan in men’s international football. It is controlled by the Japan Football Association (JFA), the governing body for football in Japan.
Japan was not a major football force until the end of the 1980s, with a small and amateur team. Since the 1990s, when Japanese football became fully professionalized, Japan has emerged as one of the most successful teams in Asia; they have qualified for the last seven FIFA World Cups with knockout stage appearances in 2002, 2010, and 2018, and won the AFC Asian Cup a record four times, in 1992, 2000, 2004 and 2011. The team also finished second in the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. Japan remains the only team from the AFC other than Australia and Saudi Arabia to have reached the final of a senior FIFA men’s competition.
Japan’s progression in a short period has served as an inspiration and example of how to develop football. Their principal continental rivals are South Korea, North Korea, China, and, most recently, Australia; they also developed rivalries against Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Japan was the first team from outside the Americas to participate in the Copa América, having been invited in 1999, 2011, 2015, and 2019 editions of the tournament, though they only played in the 1999 and 2019 events.
Japan Squad for FIFA World Cup 2022
The final Japan World Cup 2022 Squad is scheduled to declare on November 09, and we can check down the 26-man provisional/final list after being revealed by Japan National Team Coaches. The following 26 players were called up for a training camp in Spain and Austria in order to prepare for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in November. The next match will be on 23 November at the 2022 FIFA World Cup against Germany.
Kunishige Kamamoto (釜本 邦茂, Kamamoto Kunishige, born April 15, 1944) is a former Japanese football player, manager and politician. He won the bronze medal with the Japan national team at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, finishing as the tournament's top scorer with seven goals, and is the all-time leading goalscorer for Japan. He served as a member of the House of Councillors between 1995 and 2001.
The FIFA assigns a three-letter country code (more properly termed a trigram or trigraph) to each of its member and non-member countries. These are the official codes used by the FIFA and its continental confederations (AFC, CAF, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, OFC and UEFA) as name abbreviations of countries and dependent areas, in official competitions.
Hajime Moriyasu (森保 一, Moriyasu Hajime, born 23 August 1968) is a Japanese football manager and former player. He made more than 250 appearances in 14 years with Sanfrecce Hiroshima, including a year on loan to Kyoto Purple Sanga, before spending his final season as a professional with Vegalta Sendai. He also played 35 times for the Japan national team. His brother Hiroshi and his sons Shohei and Keigo are also footballers. He is current manager of Japan senior and olympic teams.
Yasuhito Endō (遠藤 保仁, Endō Yasuhito, born 28 January 1980) is a Japanese footballer who plays for J1 League club Júbilo Iwata. His brother Akihiro Endō is a former footballer.
He made his senior international debut in 2002, representing Japan in three World Cups and three Confederations Cups. In the process he earned over 150 caps, scoring 15 goals and becoming the most capped Japanese male player of all time. He is also one of the few players to have made over 1,100 official appearances.
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