It takes 21 days to start the soccer and World Cup Qatar tournament in half a year.

Japan national team coach Hajime Moriyasu said, "I think we can definitely do it considering the current comprehensive strength of Japan and the strength of each player. We have the courage to show the goodness of the Japanese. I want to show you where to fight. "

The Japanese national football team finished second in the group with a record of 7 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw in the Asian final qualifying round of the World Cup Qatar tournament, which started in September last year, and decided to participate in the main tournament for 7 consecutive tournaments.

The first Qatar tournament in the Middle East will begin on November 21st and the final will be held on December 18th.

Japan, aiming for the best 8 ever, will join the same group as Spain and Germany, who have won the first league, and will face Germany in the first match on November 23.

Japan national team coach Hajime Moriyasu said, "I want to encourage players to raise the limit of play strength in order to survive the end of the game, based on the experience of losing to the powerful Belgium in the previous Russian tournament as a coach. This time, there will probably be five substitution slots, so I want to cut a substitution card that will bring the team to a fresh state while letting the players fight with all their might. "

On top of that, Director Moriyasu said, "The best 8 is a very high wall, but I think that I can definitely do it considering the total strength of Japanese soccer and the strength of each player. I want to do it. "

Japan national team to strengthen match in Japan

The Japanese national team is planning four warm-up games in Japan next month.

After playing against Paraguay at Sapporo Dome in Sapporo City on the 2nd, we will challenge Brazil, which is ranked 1st in the world at the National Stadium in Tokyo on the 6th.

Then, on the 10th, we will play against Ghana at Noevir Stadium Kobe in Kobe City, and on the 14th, we will play against Chile or Tunisia at Panasonic Stadium Suita in Suita City, Osaka.

In July, the East Asian Championships will be held at Kashima Stadium in Kashima City, Ibaraki Prefecture and Toyota Stadium in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, where they will play against South Korea, China, and Hong Kong.

Since it is difficult to convene players to play overseas for these three games, we will focus on J-League players.

Also, in September, there is a period of about a week for representative activities, and I would like to play a warm-up game here as well.

The World Cup Qatar tournament, which will start in November, will not be able to hold long-term pre-camps as in the past because the European league will hit during the season, and players will enter Qatar, where the match venue is located, to prepare for the tournament. increase.

In order to achieve the goal of the best 8 in this tournament, the key is how much the team can improve in a limited preparation period.