Japan FIFA World Cup 2022 Team Squad, TV Channel & Live stream Info

Japan FIFA World Cup 2022 Team Squad, TV Channel & Live stream Info: Japan squad is all set to participate in the FIFA World Cup 2022 after getting qualified behind Saudi Arabia in their qualification group. The Samurai Blue are well known for their pace on the pitch and this time they are looking to make waves and a strong impact in the coming Qatar World Cup.

The squad mostly comprises Asian members that play in Chinese as well as Russian football leagues. This article will look into details such as their captain, head coach, World cup results, and squad.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Japan Squad
Japan FIFA World Cup 2022 Team Squad & Schedule


The young and experienced Japanese center-back player Maya Yoshida will lead the team as a captain for the upcoming 2022 Qatar World Cup. He as a player holds a decent record with Southampton making 154 appearances and bagging 6 goals. With a total of 119 appearances and 12 goals for the Japan national team, his guidance will prove beneficial for the squad to reach the important stage of the world cup.

World Cup 2022 Japan Coach

Hajime Moriyasu will be the coach for Japan at the upcoming FIFA tournament. At the previous 2018 edition, he played the role of assistant coach to Akira Nishino, who coached the Japanese squad. He was appointed as Japan’s coach in August 2018 and lead his team successfully at the Asian Cup in 2019 up to the Finals.

Also See: Qatar World Cup 2022 Schedule in Japan Time

Japan’s World Cup Record & Performances

Japan made their first appearance at the FIFA World cup in France their first attempt managed to reach the group stage. So far since their debut, they have made it into the finals of six successive World Cups including when they hosted along with South Korea in 2002. It was in the same year, that the squad showcased brilliant execution and is still known as their best performance. Japan has failed to reach the finals of the World Cup, thereby finishing at the group stage and this time, the best Asian team is hoping to make it big at this global soccer tournament.

Year Host Manager Stage of Elimination Top Scorer
2022 Qatar
2018 Russia Akira Nishino Round of 16 (15th) Takashi Inui (2)
2014 Brazil Alberto Zaccheroni Group Stage (29th) Shinji Okazaki (1), Keisuke Honda (1)
2010 South Africa Takeshi Okada Round of 16 (9th) Keisuke Honda (2)
2006 Germany Zico Group Stage (28th) Shunsuke Nakamura (1), Keiji Tamada (1)
2002 South Korea & Japan Philippe Troussier Round of 16 (9th) Junichi Inamoto (2)
1998 France Takeshi Okada Group Stage (31st) Masashi Nakayama (1)

Qualified Teams for the World Cup Group E :

Spain | Germany | Japan | Costa Rica

FIFA World Cup 2022 Japan Team Squad

A total of 26 players for the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be announced by the Japanese national managers. Takumi Minamino, the attacking midfielder is guaranteed to find a place in the squad. Also, the world cup roster will include Genki Haraguchi and Gaku Shibasaki. Popular defensive duo Yuto Nagatomo and Maya Yoshida will be included in Hajime Moriyasu’s side.

Japan potential squad for FIFA World Cup 2022:

Goalkeeper : Eiji Kawashima, Shuichi Gonda, Daniel Schmidt.

Defenders : Naomichi Ueda, Shogo Taniguchi, Ko Itakura, Yuto Nagatomo, Shinnosuke Nakatani, Hiroki Sakai, Yuta Nakayama, Miki Yamane.

Midfielders : Wataru Endo, Gaku Shibasaki, Genki Haraguchi, Takumi Minamino, Takefusa Kubo, Hidemasa Morita, Junya Ito, Ao Tanaka, Ritsu Doan.

Forwards : Daizen Maeda, Yuya Osako, Takuma Asano.

Fifa World Cup 2022 Japan Fixtures

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium
Wed, Nov. 23 Germany vs. Japan 8 a.m. Khalifa Int’l
Sun, Nov. 27 Japan vs. Costa Rica 5 a.m. Ahmad Bin Ali
Thurs, Dec. 1 Japan vs. Spain 2 p.m. Khalifa Int’l

How to watch Fifa World Cup 2022 Online

TV channels: USA (Fox Sports, Telemundo), UK (BBC), Canada (TSN), Australia (SBS), New Zealand (SKY Sport), India (Sony Network)
Live streams: Peacock, fuboTV, DirecTV Stream, Hulu+ Live, SlingTV, YouTube TV

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