On Thursday 2 June, the SAMURAI BLUE (Japan National Team) faced the Paraguay National Team in the KIRIN CHALLENGE CUP 2022 at Sapporo Dome, where they won 4-1 to start off the four-game series ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, which is scheduled to kick-off in November.
ASANO Takuma (VfL Bochum) and KAMADA Daichi (Eintracht Frankfurt) scored in the first half, while MITOMA Kaoru (Royale Union Saint‑Gilloise) and second half substitute, TANAKA Ao (Fortuna Dusseldorf), each scored a goal in the second half.
In a match where the players need to make a case for their spot on the World Cup squad, and the team needing to build-up ahead of the global tournament in November, coach MORIYASU Hajime elected to test a different line-up from the final round of the Asian qualifiers. .....
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