The Japanese national soccer team, which will stage a competition with the Clinsman team at the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup, is poised to stage an alarming rise. It garnered a whopping 6-1 victory over Jordan in its last closed practice match, which took place ahead of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). Although it is not an official A-match, it has garnered victory in the last 10 consecutive matches.랭크카지노
According to the Japan Football Association (JFA) on Sunday, Japan, led by coach Moriyasu Hajime, defeated Jordan 6-1 in a closed practice match held at Al Erssal Stadium in Doha, Qatar on the previous day. Jordan is the opponent of Korea’s second group match at the upcoming Asian Cup. The match was a practice match that was completely closed to the public as well as the media.
Japan scored four goals in the first half alone, starting with Ko Itakura’s opening goal at the 12th minute of the first half, followed by Keito Nakamura (Lance), his opponent’s own goal, and Takumi Minamino (AS Monaco). In the second half, Takuma Asano’s penalty kick and Daizen Maeda’s additional goal widened the gap to six goals. Japan lost a point in the counterattack at the 43rd minute of the second half, but the game was already in full swing.
Moriyasu is said to have focused on maintaining the condition of all players, including complete replacement of members in the first and second half. Takefusa Kubo (Real Sociedad) and Kaoru Mitoma (Brighton and Hove Albion), who are injured, and Takehiro Tomiyasu (Arnsall) were also absent.
It is difficult to regard it as a record of 10 consecutive wins in A matches as it does not meet the A match requirements set by FIFA, with the lineup completely changed in the first and second half. All local media in Japan also describe the match as a “private practice match.” Nevertheless, Japan recently won all 10 matches in which the national team participated. In the process, the team scored a complete victory not only against underdog teams with wide objective differences but also against formidable teams such as Germany, Turkiye and Canada. The last game in which Japanese soccer missed its victory was the 1-2 defeat in an exhibition match against Colombia in March last year.
In the process, he scored a whopping 45 goals, showing off his formidable ascent ahead of the Asian Cup. In the match against Jordan, he also destroyed Jordan’s defense by scoring four goals in the first half and two goals in the second half, respectively, even after replacing a large number of halftime members. With its clear upward trajectory, Japan will be able to play in the Asian Cup stage. Japan’s first Group D match at the Asian Cup will be against Vietnam on the 14th. They will then face Iraq on the 19th and Indonesia on the 24th.
According to local media, Moriyasu said, “We replaced players in both the first and second half. We focused on what the team and individuals needed to do, aiming for a 45-minute victory each in two groups. It was nice that the players made aggressive plays,” he said. “However, we encountered several critical crises due to the opponent’s sharp counter. In the Asian Cup, the opponent’s style of strengthening defense and then trying to win the match through a single counterattack will stand out even more. We will look back on this and move forward to the Asian Cup.”
On the absence of players including Mitoma and Gubo, who are still out of the lineup due to injury, he said, “If someone is missing so far, I have prepared for other players to fill the gap and win without compromising team strength. Players will also fight with confidence,” adding, “It is best for players to recover well without rushing. Still, I hope they can return as soon as possible.”
Soccering, a local media outlet, added, “Through the match against Jordan, we got approximately a score, and it became a game where we can clearly learn our sense of actual performance ahead of the Asian Cup.” Japan will focus on recovery on the 10th and start again from the 11th. Japan will try to win its fifth Asian Cup title in 13 years since the 2011 Qatar Games.