The best XI player of 2022’s title has gone to Kyogo Furuhashi in Japan. This was as per a unanimous vote by the players’ association though he was not selected to play for Qatar World Cup in 2022. Omitting his participation in the Qatar tournament was a surprise and he admits that he was disappointed that he was not part of the final team. This was as per the choices made by the team’s manager Hajime Moriyasu.
However, this accolade handed to him by fellow players is a prestigious title for him. The players were chosen after the team was awarded Japan’s Team of the Year. This was by the professional football players’ association in the country. And this selection was a surprise since he had not been part of the World Cup team.