Doha: Japan have swung from high to low at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 but head coach Hajime Moriyasu warned his players not to "ride the roller-coaster" of emotions as they prepare to face Spain.
The Blue Samurai can qualify for the knock-out round if they beat the Spanish in their final Group E game on Thursday but they will have to pick themselves up after their shock loss to Costa Rica.
That 1-0 defeat on Sunday came just days after Japan had beaten Germany with a stunning comeback, and leaves them needing another upset to advance to the last 16.
Japan could also qualify with a draw against Spain depending on other results but a win would guarantee their progress. .....
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