Mitoma confirmed to be out in the first round, ‘the best of all time’ Japan, “Thinking about 7 games until the final, winning goal.” Confidence is strong

January 14, 2024 | by

First of all, the team is not the entire team. Japan, the “champion” team, has officially announced its ace’s departure ahead of its first match.

The Japanese national soccer team, led by head coach Moriyasu Hajime, will play its first Group D match against Vietnam at Altumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar on the 14th (Korea time).

Japan, along with Korea, is considered a strong candidate to win the title at this year’s event. Japan is ranked 17th in the FIFA rankings as of December 2023. It ranks first among Asian Football Confederation (AFC). It advanced to the round of 16 teams at the 2022 Qatar World Cup. It is the first Asian country to advance to two consecutive tournaments. Moriyasu has summoned all of his players who play in the European big league to the top of the Asian list. Of the final 26 players, 20 were from European leagues. Takesafusa Kubo (Real Sociedad), Hiroshi Endo (Liverpool) and Kaoru Mitoma (Brighton) all listed. In particular, Kubo is evaluated as having the highest value among Asian players. In addition, Kubo is ranked second in the Spanish Primera Liga in terms of scoring expectations. 헤라카지노도메인 The top scorer is Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid).

According to a report by the Japanese soccer media Gekisaker, Moriyasu said at an official press conference held on the 13th, “I am aiming toward a high goal of winning the Asian Cup. I will cherish every game while feeling the growth of individuals and teams.”

The key is to fill the vacancies in the injured players. According to AFC, Moriyasu announced that Mitoma would leave in the first round. Mitoma was injured during a match with his team last month. Originally, it was expected that it would take four to six weeks for him to return to the team. It seemed that he would not be able to play in the Asian Cup. However, Moriyasu called in Mitoma. “It is certain that (Mitoma) will not be able to play in the first round. As his condition is improving, he should be checked after the second round. There are still some uncertainties. We will consider using his condition.”

“If we reach the final, we have to play seven games. We have to divide the games one by one. I think we have to play as one team. We have to think about a total of seven games,” he said.


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