Head coach, Hajime Moriyasu named his 26-man Qatar 2022 World Cup roster as the Samurai Blue take on Spain, Costa Rica, and Germany in Group E.
Japan will not have it easy at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Hajime Moriyasu’s side have a tough task of trying to get out of a group made up of two tournament favourites, Spain and Germany. To make matters worse, the group is rounded out by Concacaf threat Costa Rica.
Japan open their World Cup campaign against Germany and then Costa Rica before completing group play against Spain. A tall order, but one Japan is set for, having won 8 of 12 in 2022.
The biggest surprise on the roster was the omission of Celtic striker Kyogo Furuhashi, who plays consistently for the Scottish giants. Here is Japan’s complete World Cup squad for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Japan’s FIFA World Cup roster
Head coach Hajime Moriyasu surprised many pundits by only taking three forwards to the tournament. VfL Bochum’s Takuma Asano is the biggest threat up front with 7 goals in 36 caps.