2022 World Cup: Japan’s Squad and Team Profile

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JAPAN Best World Cup performance: Last 16 in 2002, 2010, 2018Other honours: Asian Cup winners 1992, 2000, 2004, 2011FIFA ranking: 24Main clubs: Kawasaki Frontale, Yokohama F Marinos, Urawa RedsHow they qualified: Japan finished second behind Saudi Arabia in Group B in the third round of Asian qualifyingCoach: Hajime Moriyasu, 54, was appointed in 2018 to replace Akira Nishino, who led the Blue Samurai to the last 16 of the World Cup in Russia. Moriyasu took Japan to the final of the Asian Cup six months after his appointment. Also served as Japan’s Olympic manager at the Tokyo Games and took t…

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