Japan host El Salvador at the Toyota Stadium in Toyota on Thursday for the 2023 Kirin Challenge Cup, looking to pick up their first win.
Now, Hajime Moriyasu’s side face El Salvador and Peru in their last two games in the cup and they will be looking to finish with a bang.
A total of 26 players have been summoned for this month’s double-header, including Real Sociedad star Takefusa Kubo, Eintracht Frankfurt’s Daichi Kamada and Brighton & Hove Albion star Kaoru Mitoma.
Ryoya Morishita, Takumu Kawamura and Sota Kawasaki are the only three uncapped players in the side.
El Salvador play their first game in the cup and will be looking to cause an upset against the side that played at the 2022 FIFA World Cup last year.
It hasn’t been a good year for the Cuscatlecos so far, though. They have lost both their outings in 2023 – a pair of 1-0 defeats to Honduras and the United States in March friendlies.
Japan vs El Salvador | Broadcast and distribution schedule
Japan vs El Salvador will be broadcast live on the terrestrial “Fuji TV series”.
In addition, “TVer” is live streaming on the Internet. Please note that this match will not be streamed on DAZN.
- Terrestrial: Fuji TV series[18:50~]
- BS/CS: Fuji TV ONE[from 24:00 (recording)]
- Internet: TVer[18:50~]