On Thursday 28 April, Japan Football Association (JFA) announced the participating countries of the KIRIN CUP SOCCER 2022, which will take place for the first time in six years. Ahead of November’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, the SAMURAI BLUE (Japan National Team) will compete in the four-team tournament with Ghana National Team, Tunisia National Team, and Chile National Team. Matches will be played at Noevir Stadium Kobe (Hyogo) on Friday 10 June and Panasonic Stadium Suita (Osaka) on Tuesday 14.
The tournament will serve as a precious opportunity for the SAMURAI BLUE to prepare and strengthen the team ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, which will take place in November.
In addition to the two African countries who are set to play in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, South American powerhouse Chile will compete in the Kirin Cup. The SAMURAI BLUE are also set to play in the Kirin Challenge Cup 2022 against the Paraguay National Team on Thursday 2 June (Sapporo Dome, Hokkaido) and the Brazil National Team on Monday 6 (Japan National Stadium, Tokyo) to test their strength against international powerhouses.
The Kirin Cup, which will be held for the first time since 2016, will take place in a four-country knockout format. Japan will play Ghana in their first match on 10 June, with Chile and Tunisia playing in the other match. The winners will play each other in the final and the losers in the third-place match on 14 June. .....
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