Japan FIFA World Cup 2022 Squad – Japan is one of Asia’s most consistent teams to represent in the World Cup. Popularly recognized as Samurai Blue, Japan Football team is governed by Japan Football Association (JFA). Japan was not not known for its football till the 1980s but after being professionalized, the Japanese football team has emerged to become the most successful team in Asia. Since 1998, Japan has not missed the FIFA World Cup ticket. Japan will travel to Qatar with intention to record their best result. Which 26 players will travel? It is one of the trendy points of discussion. Let’s find out!
Past Performances: How has Japan Fared at the FIFA World Cup?
Japan has a past and has seen a lot in the 20th century. They had their own struggles and overcoming them, the team made it to the FIFA World Cup 1998 for the first time. Until then, the team was not part of the FIFA World Cup due to several reasons which include Did not enter, Did not qualify, suspended by FIFA or withdrawal from qualifiers.
Since 1998, Japan has been part of every FIFA World Cup. With this record, Japan is also one of the most successful football nations in Asia.
In 2002, when Japan was co-hosting the FIFA World Cup, Japan registered their best performance where they finished 9th. At the 2010 South Africa FIFA World Cup, Japan equaled their previous best but failed to register a new best for themselves. This time, Japan would be eager to smash all the best performances in the past.
|1930||Did not enter|
|1950||Suspended from FIFA|
|1954||Did not qualify|
|1958||Did not enter|
|1962||Did not qualify|
|1966||Did not enter|
|1970||Did not qualify|
|2002||Round of 16||9th|
|2010||Round of 16||9th|
|2018||Round of 16||15th|
Japan FIFA World Cup 2022 Schedule: Get Japan Fixtures for FIFA WC 2022
Japan have been drawn in Group E which is said to be the toughest group at FIFA World Cup 2022. Japan is accompanied by Costa Rica, Spain and Germany. With two world champions in the group, it is going to be a daunting task for Japan to make it to the Round of 16. Japan’s entry into round of 16 means Spain or Germany missing out their place in knockouts.
Japan will begin their campaign against Germany on 23rd November at Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan. Then they will travel to Ahmad bin Ali stadium to face Costa Rica on 27th November 2022. The final group stage match will be against Spain on 1st December 2022 at Khalifa International Stadium.
|23rd November 2022||Germany vs Japan||Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan|
|27th November 2022||Japan vs Costa Rica||Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan|
|1st December 2022||Japan vs Spain||Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan|
Japan FIFA World Cup 2022 Squad: 26 Men Probable Player List
Even if Japan is performing well, they have a mountain to climb at the FIFA World Cup 2022. The 2022 campaign does not look like a cake walk and if Japan manages to overcome all odds, it will surely be their best outing till date. The responsibility of accomplishing these tasks will be on the 26 players who will travel to Qatar. Here we will be sharing the Japan FIFA World Cup 2022 squad.
|3||DF||Shogo Taniguchi (captain)|
|26||MF||Joel Chima Fujita|
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