Month: June 2023

Doan, Mitoma Named in Japan Team for the First Games after Qatar

Japan’s World Cup 2022 Qatar star performers Ritsu Doan and Kaoru Mitoma had been named in Hajime Moriyasu’s 26-man team announced Wednesday for their future friendlies against Colombia and Uruguay. There had been 10 changes from the World Cup team of the manager with veteran defenders YutoNagamoto, Maya Yoshida, and Hiroki Sakai being noteworthy absentees, while Reo Hatate and KyogoFuruhasi, the Celtic duo stayed neglected.

RikuHanda, RyotarTsunoda, and KashifBangnagande, three young J-League defenders received their first call-ups along with Keito Nakamura, the LASK attacker. He has been fantastic in scoring form in Austria. Moriyasu mentioned in a press conference that he wants to have a deeper and bigger pool of players that will enable them to have a stronger national team in time to come. He stated that he wants players who got their call-ups for making their presence felt.