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In their second match of the BSWW Mundialito Gran Canaria 2022 held in Gran Canaria, Spain, the Japan Beach Soccer National Team got off to a strong start with AKAGUMA Takuya (Lazo Apego Kitakyusyu) scoring the opening goal in the first minute, with the assist coming from KIBUNE Yuki (Averdade Kumamoto BS).

TANAKA Hayate (Tokyo Verdy BS) scored the second goal in the eighth minute, when he redirected the clearance of the opposing goalkeeper to extend the Japanese lead, but Spain responded right back, scoring a goal in the very next play, as Japan finished the first period with a 2-1 lead.

Hajime Moriyasu Sceptical about Naming Strong Squad for Copa America

Japan national team boss Hajime Moriyasu claims that it will not be easy to build a strong team for the corporate America. There is a lot of hope that Japan will be taking the strongest squad possible for the upcoming Copa America that will take place in Brazil. There is no obligation for overseas clubs to let the Japanese players become available for this tournament. FIFA have sanctioned a date between June 14 and July 7 for this tournament. The clubs that are part of the CONMEBOL federation only have an expectation with regard to the availability of top international stars.

For this reason,Moriyasu is quite sceptical about naming a strong squad since he does not expect many of the clubs to head into the request. After a strenuous 2018 summer, there is expectation from the club’s for a more relaxed summer in which players get the opportunity to rejuvenate for a great club campaign. Japan is taking part in the Copa America for only the second time and they are a nation invited for this purpose. However, Japan will also be joined by Asian Cup winner for the current campaign and the World Cup 2022 hosts. One of the first to reject Japan’s desire is Werder Bremen, who have denied Yuya Osako the chance to participate in the tournament.