On Tuesday 24 May, Japan Football Association (JFA) held an online press conference to announce the squad for the AFC U23 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2022™ (scheduled to kick-off on 1 June).
At the beginning of the press conference, Head Coach OIWA Go made an appearance to share his gratitude, “We will be participating in the Asian Cup at a difficult time, but with the help of many clubs we have been able to participate, and we are very grateful for that.”
Coach Oiwa then went on to mention the criteria for the player selection process. “If we win through the group stage, we will have to play a maximum of six matches, which means we will be playing a match with just two-day rests in between. So, we have chosen players who are capable of maintaining their condition and compete through a tough schedule.” .....
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