Japan FIFA World Cup 2022 Squad, Team, Players List

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.

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.

Japan Squad for FIFA World Cup 2022

The 26-man provisional squad for Japan is as follows:

PositionPlayers (Country Club)Date Of Birth (Age)
GKEiji Kawashima (Strasbourg)20 March 1983 (age 39)
GKShūichi Gonda (Shimizu S-Pulse)3 March 1989 (age 33)
GKDaniel Schmidt (Sint-Truiden)3 February 1992 (age 30)
DFMiki Yamane (Kawasaki Frontale)22 December 1993 (age 28)
DFShogo Taniguchi (Kawasaki Frontale)15 July 1991 (age 31)
DFKo Itakura (Borussia Mönchengladbach)27 January 1997 (age 25)
DFYuto Nagatomo (FC Tokyo)12 September 1986 (age 36)
DFTakehiro Tomiyasu (Urawa Red Diamonds)12 April 1990 (age 32)
DFMaya Yoshida – Captain-(Schalke)24 August 1988 (age 34)
DFHiroki Ito (VfB Stuttgart)12 May 1999 (age 23)
DFHiroki Sakai (Red Diamonds)12 April 1990 (age 32)
MFWataru Endo (VfB Stuttgart)9 February 1993 (age 29)
MFGaku Shibasaki (Leganés)28 May 1992 (age 30)
MFRitsu Dōan (SC Freiburg)16 June 1998 (age 24)
MFKaoru Mitoma (Brighton & Hove Albion)20 May 1997 (age 25)
MFTakumi Minamino (Monaco)16 January 1995 (age 27)
MFTakefusa Kubo (Real Sociedad)4 June 2001 (age 21)
MFHidemasa Morita (Sporting CP)10 May 1995 (age 27)
MFJunya Ito (Reims)9 March 1993 (age 29)
MFDaichi Kamada (Eintracht Frankfurt)5 August 1996 (age 26)
MFAo Tanaka (Fortuna Düsseldorf)10 September 1998 (age 24)
MFYuki Soma (Nagoya Grampus)25 February 1997 (age 25)
FWTakuma Asano (VfL Bochum)10 November 1994 (age 28)
FWShuto Machino (Shonan Bellmare)30 September 1999 (age 23)
FWAyase Ueda (Cercle Brugge)28 August 1998 (age 24)
FWDaizen Maeda (Celtic)20 October 1997 (age 25)

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