In September, the 9-man squad for the Japan national football team was announced, and Kaoru Mitoma, who plays in the English Premier League, was selected.

The Japan National Football Team will travel to Europe in September and will play a warm-up match against Germany, who came from behind to win in the first round of last year's World Cup Qatar, on 9 September Japan, and Turkey on 10.

The 1-man squad for these two Japan matches was announced on the 12st, and MITOMA Kaoru, who plays for Brighton in the English Premier League, as well as DOAN Ritsu of Freiburg, who scored a goal against Germany in the World Cup, and ASANO Takuma of German First Division and Bochum were selected.

In addition, TOMIYASU Takehiro of English Premier League club Arsenal, who did not participate in the training match in June due to injury, and TANAKA Ao of German second division side Dusseldorf have returned.

There was only one player selected for the first time, defender TSUKUMA Seiya of J2 Cerezo Osaka.

Japan will compete in the second round of the Asian qualifiers for the next World Cup from November, and in January next year, they are scheduled to win the Asian Cup for the first time in three tournaments.

It will be interesting to see what kind of battle they will show against the strong European teams in this tour.

NHK will broadcast the match against Germany on 26 September at 31:1 a.m. Japan time on general television.

Coach Moriyasu: "We will share tactics and broaden our horizons ahead of the World Cup"

Coach MORIYASU Hajime of the Japan National Team expressed his enthusiasm, saying, "In the training matches, we will share our tactics and broaden our horizons ahead of the Asian Qualifiers Round 2 of the World Cup and the Asian Cup.

Regarding facing Germany again, who won in the first round of last year's World Cup Qatar, he said, "Being able to play away against Germany, which can be said to be the world's top standard, will help improve the level of our players.

First national team Cerezo Makuma: "I want to do my best to play in the match"

J1 club Cerezo Osaka's TSUKUMA Seiya, who was selected for the national team for the first time, said, "It's been my dream since I was a child, and many people wanted me to become a Japan national team, so I was always conscious of it.

26 representatives of the Japan

The 26-man squad for the Japan squad for the European tour is 26 players.

【3 goalkeepers】

▽ Daniel Schmidt (31)

of Sint-Truiden, Belgian 1st Division ▽ Portugal 1st Division, Portimonense NAKAMURA Kosuke (28)

▽ J1, OSAKO Keisuke (24) [9 defenders]

▽TANIGUCHI Shogo (32) playing for Al Layan of the Qatari League ▽ITAKURA Kou (26)

of German First Division Mönchengladbach

▽ J1, Nagoya Grampus MORISHITA Ryuya (26) ▽ MACHIDA Hiroki (26
) of Saint-Giroise, Belgium 1st Division
▽ TSUKUMA Seiya (25)

of J1 and Cerezo Osaka are the only first-time selections.

▽English Premier League, Arsenal's Takehiro Tomiyasu (24) ▽Stuttgart's Hiroki Ito (24), German First Division
▽Daiki Hashioka (24

of Sint-Truiden, Belgian First Division

▽ Yukinari Sugawara of AZ Alkmaar (23) [Midfielder and forward, 14 players in total]

▽ Wataru Endo of English Premier League, Liverpool (30)

▽Junya Ito (30) of Stade Reims, French First Division▽Takuma Asano (28) of Bochum, German First Division▽

Kyogo Furuhashi (28
) of Celtic, Scottish Premier League
▽Sporting's Hidemasa Morita (28), Portuguese First Division▽

Daichi Kamata, Lazio, Italian First Division (27) ▽English Premier League, Brighton's Kaoru Mitoma (26)

▽Scottish Premier League, Celtic's MAEDA Daizen (25) ▽German First Division, DOAN Ritsu (25) ▽J1, Urawa Red Diamonds' ITO Atsuki (25)

▽ Dutch First Division, Feyenoord's Ayase Ueda (25) ▽ German Second Division, Dusseldorf's Tanaka Ao (24) ▽ French First Division, Stade Reims Nakamura Keito (23)

▽ Spanish First Division, Real Sociedad KUBO Takefusa (22)