On Thursday 26 August, coach MORIYASU Hajime of the SAMURAI BLUE (Japan National Team) announced the team roster for the two fixtures of the final round of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Asian qualifiers scheduled in September. The coach named players from the U-24 category who recently competed in the Tokyo Olympics, including TANI Kosei (Shonan Bellmare), while SHIBASAKI Gaku (CD Leganes) made his return to the squad for the first time in nearly 10 months. The team is scheduled to face the Oman National Team at Osaka and the China PR National Team at Doha.
Seeking to qualify for their seventh consecutive World Cup, Japan will be facing the two fixtures in September with a 24-man roster which is mainly composed of the players who fought in the second round, where Japan advanced through with a perfect 8-0 record.
YOSHIDA Maya (UC Sampdoria), ENDO Wataru (VfB Stuttgart), and ITO Junya (KRC Genk) were named along with MINAMINO Takumi (Liverpool FC) who scored nine goals in the second round. OSAKO Yuya (Vissel Kobe), who made his return to the J.League since 2014, and FURUHASHI Kyogo (Celtic FC), who recently made a transfer to Scotland, were also named into the squad. .....
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