Moriyasu expects results from new-look Japan  for the Qatar Football World Cup squad

Japan manager Hajime Moriyasu’s Qatar Football World Cup selections on Tuesday underlined that playing for sides leading the highest European leagues, or in the Champions League, no longer assurances a spot in the national football squad. Moriyasu gave the first football World Cup call-ups to 19 players, containing 10 whom he accomplished at the Tokyo Olympics, holding his hopes on the fresh-looking side to increase to the biggest of occasions in the Qatar Football World Cup.

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None of the eliminations matched the shock of Kazuyoshi Miura’s oversight in 1998 or Shunsuke Nakamura’s in 2002, with previous Liverpool man Takumi Minamino creating the final 26-man list although struggling since his summertime move to Monaco.

Moriyasu was nevertheless bold with some of his choices, containing leave-taking out his main forward during the final stage of Asian qualifying, Yuya Osako. The 32-year-old Vissel Kobe guy, who made the last two Football World Cups, led Japan’s attack in the first eight of 10 final-stage qualifiers but was not elicited after being sidelined by hurt in March.

A strategic press meeting for Osako at Kobe’s Noevir Stadium was called off. Another skilled player released was 31-year-old Union Berlin midfielder Genki Haraguchi, who has seen incomplete game time for the German Bundesliga leaders this time.

World Cup 2022 Group E:

  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Costa Rica

Group E schedule (all times ET)

schedule, fixtures, rankings

November 23 Germany vs Japan Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan 8 am
November 23 Spain vs Costa Rica Al Thumama Stadium, Doha 11 am
November 27 Japan vs Costa Rica Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan 5 am
November 27 Spain vs Germany Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor 2 pm
December 1 Japan vs Spain Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan 2 pm
December 1 Costa Rica vs Germany Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor 2 pm


Present FIFA world ranking: 7
Football World Cup titles: 1 (2010)
Football World Cup entrances: 16
How they qualified: Qualified spontaneously from UEFA (1st place)
Team Coach: Luis Enrique
Significant players: Pau Torres, Rodri, Pedri, Jordi Alba


Present FIFA world ranking: 11
Football World Cup trophies: 4 (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014)
Football World Cup entrances: 20
How they qualified: Qualified spontaneously from UEFA (1st place)
Team Coach: Hansi Flick
Key players: Joshua Kimmich, Manuel Neuer, Antonio Rudiger, Leon Goretzka

Costa Rica

Recent FIFA world ranking: 31
Football World Cup titles: 0
Football World Cup entrances: 5
How they qualified: Qualified from CONCACAF via inter-confederation competitions
Team Coach: Luis Fernando Suarez
Key players: Joel Campbell, Keylor Navas, Celso Borges, Bryan Ruiz


Recent FIFA world ranking: 24
Football World Cup titles: 0
Football World Cup appearances: 7
How they qualified: Qualified spontaneously from AFC
Team Coach: Hajime Moriyasu
Key players: Takehiro Tomiyasu, Maya Yoshida, Takumi Minamino, Daichi Kamada

Japan announces squad for the Qatar Football World Cup

Goalkeepers: Eiji Kawashima (Strasbourg/France), Shuichi Gonda (Shimizu S-Pulse/Japan), Daniel Schmidt (Sint-Truiden/Belgium)

Defenders: Yuto Nagatomo (FC Tokyo/Japan), Takehiro Tomiyasu (Arsenal/England), Hiroki Sakai (Urawa Reds/Japan), Yuta Nakayama (Huddersfield Town/England), Maya Yoshida (Schalke/Germany),  Shogo Taniguchi (Kawasaki Frontale/Japan), Ko Itakura (Borussia Moenchengladbach/Germany), Miki Yamane (Kawasaki Frontale/Japan), Hiroki Ito (Stuttgart/Germany)

Midfielders: Wataru Endo (Stuttgart/Germany), Ao Tanaka (Fortuna Dusseldorf/Germany), Daichi Kamada (Eintracht Frankfurt/Germany), Junya, Hidemasa Morita (Sporting/Portugal), Ito (Reims/France), Kaoru Mitoma (Brighton/England), Yuki Soma (Nagoya Grampus/Japan), Takumi Minamino (Monaco/France), Takefusa Kubo (Real Sociedad/Spain),  Gaku Shibasaki (Leganes/Spain), Ritsu Doan (Freiburg/Germany)

Forwards: Takuma Asano (Bochum/Germany), Daizen Maeda (Celtic/Scotland), Ayase Ueda (Cercle Brugge/Belgium)

Japan’s World Cup record 

Japan has seemed at every Football World Cup since 1998 and has developed to the round 16 in 2002 – during the event they jointly presented with South Korea – in 2010, and 2018. 2018’s repetition saw them depart the tournament after a mainly lively competition against Belgium, who finished up destroying third Russia. 

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In 2019, Japan contested in both the AFC Asian Football World Cup, where they reached the final, losing to Copa America and,  Qatar which they were requested to contribute in for the second time. Japan qualified for the Qatar Football World Cup by pending second in Group B of the AFC qualification event. 

Spanish national football team roster for the Qatar Football World Cup

Luis Enrique’s Spain face-lift is almost complete, as La Furia Roja eye the Qatar Football World Cup undertaking with a magnificent squad packed full of red-hot aptitude and big-stage skill.  Rendering to Marca, Spain’s initial roster will drop on Friday, October 28, while AS intelligence that the confederation will not announce the expanded list at all.

 Either way, both top sports openings in Spain ran with several names that supposedly feature on the 55-man list. Spain’s final 26-man list is probable on Friday, November 11. Spain is coming off confident showings at Euro 2021, where they protracted the semifinals with the likes of Pedri and Ferran Torres vaccinating life into the squad. They also progressed to the 2021 UEFA Nations League final, losing to France by a goal with 10 minutes left.

These were positive signs as Spain transitioned away from the golden generation that facilitated them winning the 2010 Football World Cup. That was trailed by an astonishing group-stage exit in the 2014 version and last-16 elimination in Russia four years later. But now with a younger, and even stronger pool of ability to pick from for Qatar, Spain must be measured among the leading contestants for this year’s crown. 

More first-team equals were hard to come by; nevertheless, he finished his Barcelona occupation, having been introduced only 13 times. Injury-hit invocations at Lazio, Real Betis, Numancia, and Gimnastic were disastrous to catch fire things – and he ended up opening his career in Holland with Go Into the future Eagles in 2012 at just 32. For more to know about Football World Cup Tickets, Click here.

Sergio Ramos didn’t include in the team for the Qatar Football World Cup

Sergio Ramos has supplied a last-gasp appeal to Spain manager Luis Enrique to take in him in the national team for the first time in 18 months for the Qatar Football World Cup. The 36-year-old is La Roja’s maximum capped player of all time with 180 entrances for the Spain senior side, but none have come since early 2021 due to sustained appropriateness setbacks. Ramos has not been included for Spain since their departure from Real Madrid to join Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent last summer.

The talismanic essential defender bore a difficult 12 months of fitness difficulties, coinciding with falling out of the Spanish team and struggling for regular football. However, he has delighted in a renaissance of form and affluence in the French capital of this movement.

Group Fixtures (all times GMT)

Wednesday 23 November Spain vs Costa Rica 19:00

Sunday 27 November Spain vs Germany 22:00

Thursday 1 December Japan vs Spain 22:00

Predicted Squad

Goalkeepers: Robert Sanchez (Brighton), Unai Simon (Athletic Bilbao), Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea)

Defenders: Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City), Eric Garcia (Barcelona), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Pau Torres (Villarreal), Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Diego Llorente (Leeds), Jose Gaya (Valencia)

Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Thiago (Liverpool), Gavi (Barcelona), Pedri (Barcelona), Carlos Soler (Paris Saint-Germain), Koke (Atletico Madrid), Rodri (Manchester City), Marcos Llorente (Atletico Madrid)

Forwards: Ferran Torres (Barcelona), Alvaro Morata (Atletico Madrid), Ansu Fati (Barcelona), Nico Williams (Athletic Bilbao), Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Pablo Sarabia (Paris Saint-Germain), Yeremy Pino (Villarreal)

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