Japan was drawn alongside Costa Rica and heavyweights Germany and Spain in Group E within the just lately concluded FIFA World Cup that occurred in Qatar.
The Samurai Blue began their World Cup with a bang as they went on to win in opposition to germany and bettered it by beating Spain within the group phases, gaining highlight as ‘giant killers’.
Germany, though not favorite to win the World Cup, was a superior group on paper when in comparison with Japan however the conflict between them stated a distinct story. Die Mannschaft took the preliminary lead as Ilkay Gundogan transformed from the spot however it was Japan-show throughout within the second half with Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano scoring in fast succession to show the tables.
While Moriyasu’s group suffered a minor setback with a 0-1 loss in opposition to Costa Rica, it got here again all weapons blazing with certainly one of event’s greatest upset because it downed Spain 2-1. It was Doan but once more with the breakthrough and Ao Tanaka scored a controversial objective, that in hindsight, was one of many components that knocked Germany out.
A group that many would’ve written off in a bunch of this calibre, defied odds and completed high of Group E.
Japan was lastly stopped within the Round of 16 and in a heart-breaking vogue because it went down 1-3 in penalty shootout, after the sport ended 1-1, in opposition to 2018 runner-up Croatia. Here are some ceaselessly requested questions concerning the Asian group:
How many World Cups has Japan participated in?
Japan has participated in seven World Cup together with Qatar World Cup 2022. It withdrew from the 1938 version and was suspended through the 1950 World Cup by fifa after it did not pay the dues in time.
What is Japan’s greatest end on the FIFA World Cup?
Out of the seven World Cup participations, Japan has reached the Round of 16 4 instances – 2002, 2010 and 2018, together with the 2022 version.
Who is the coach of Japan?
A former midfielder of Japan, Hajime Moriyasu is Japan’s supervisor and has been related to the nationwide set-up for 5 consecutive years now. Four years again, he labored as an assistant to Akira Nishino within the Russia World Cup, the place Japan misplaced to Belgium within the pre-quarterfinals.
Where did Japan end within the FIFA World Cup 2022?
After wins in opposition to World Cup giants Germany and Spain within the group stage, Japan completed high of Group E and certified for the knockouts however crashed out of the event after it suffered a penalty shootout loss in opposition to Croatia within the Round of 16.
How many targets did Japan rating within the FIFA World Cup 2022?
Japan scored a complete of 5 targets within the FIFA World Cup 2022. Two every in opposition to Germany and Spain in group phases and a solitary objective in opposition to Croatia within the Round of 16. Moriyasu’s facet was unable to scored in opposition to Costa Rica.
Who was the highest scorer for Japan within the FIFA World Cup?
Ritsu Doan is the highest goalscorer for Japan with two targets beneath his belt. The 24-year-old scored netter a objective every in Japan’s two group stage upsets in opposition to Germany and Spain.