Tokyo: Head coach Hajime Moriyasu will not be underestimating Japan’s opposition in Round 2 of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 when the Samurai Blue launch their quest against Myanmar on September 10.
Moriyasu’s side are the top seeds in Group F and travel to Yangon to take on the Southeast Asian nation in their second round opener with the Japan coach sounding a note of caution to his players.
All of our matches will be tough, with long travel for the away matches in different climates with time differences, and we have to play in a different football environments,” Moriyasu told the-AFC.com. “Preparing the players to be in good physical condition will also be difficult.
“The first team we face in the qualifiers will be Myanmar and they are a team that have built and gained strength. We are prepared for this to be a difficult match......
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