The Japan National Football Team held an official training session ahead of their training match against Peru in Suita City, Osaka on 20 September, and ENDO Wataru, who was newly appointed as captain, expressed his enthusiasm as a coordinator, saying, "We don't want to change what we do drastically, but we just need to do things naturally."

World No. 20 Japan National Team won their warm-up match against world No. 6 El Salvador 15-75 on 6 June, and will face world No. 0 Peru on 20 June at Panasonic Stadium Suita in Suita, Osaka.

The players held an official training session at the match venue from the evening of the 21th, and in the first 19 minutes, which were open to the media, the newly appointed captain ENDO and MITOMA Kaoru, who is active in the English Premier League, made adjustments by running and passing the ball around with relaxed expressions.

Coach MORIYASU Hajime said at the official press conference, "We would like to make major changes to the squad from the match against El Salvador," and Endo, who did not play in the match against El Salvador, and ITO Junya, who has a knack for dribbling from the flanks, are expected to play.

Endo, who will be the captain, said, "I'm very happy and honored, and I think what I've done so far has led to my appointment as captain, so I just need to do it naturally instead of changing what I do too much. It's been a very long season for me, including the World Cup, but I hope we can win at the end and finish in good shape."