On Tuesday 28 September, coach MORIYASU Hajime of the SAMURAI BLUE (Japan National Team) announced the 25-man roster for the two fixtures of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ AFC Asian Qualifiers (Road to Qatar) against Saudi Arabia (7 October, Jeddah) and Australia (12 October, Saitama).
Since the final round of the Asian Qualifiers started in September, Japan lost their first match against Oman at home, followed by an away victory over China PR, as they currently sit in fourth place out of six teams in Group B.
Japan will now face Australia and Saudi Arabia, who are currently in first and second place respectively after winning back to back matches. Top two teams of the group will automatically qualify for the World Cup, thus making these upcoming fixtures a major turning point for Japan’s quest to Qatar. .....
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