The national team of Japanese men will be seen playing an international friendly match opposite El Salvador. The match between Japanese and El Salvador will take place on the 9th of June 9. This announcement has been made by the Japan Football Association (JFA) on Wednesday. It is the top regulatory body of football in Japan. The match is scheduled to take place at the Hitomebore Stadium Miyagi.
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.
Japan were able to come up with a strong performance in the recent game against Kyrgyzstan. It was an impressive performance from the Asian team as they were able to enjoy a dominant 4-0 success in this final friendly match before they step into the Asian Cup next year.RyosukeYamanak, who was making his debut for the national team, was able to score after just two minutes on the clock. This actually set the tone for the match and Genki Haraguchi was able to add another for Japan in the middle of the first half. Japan then gained a strong grip on the match with goals from Yuya Osako and Shoya Nakajima.
New Japanese coach Hajime Moriyasu has decided to call up as many as six veterans for the upcoming match against Uruguay and Panama. The 50-year-old will be leading Japan for the first time after recently assuming office. The pressure of winning the first game in charge appears to have made the 50-year-old go for the trusted option veteran players like Yuya Osako, Yuto Nagatomo, and Maya Yoshida. These players will be linking up with the 23 man squad named for the games against Panama and Uruguay. The first of those games will be against Panama at Niigata while the match against Uruguay will be at Saitama.
Moriyasu has been in charge of the Olympic and the senior team since July. He decided to go with a less experienced group of players for the games against Chile and Costa Rica. Even though Japan did not play against Chile due to an earthquake cancellation, the national team did take on Costa Rica in the subsequent friendly match and were able to get a comfortable 3-0 win. The next four matches for the Japanese national team happen to be at home and they provide a good opportunity for Moriyasu to settle into his role. The 50-year-old has a tough job of having to improve Japan, who were unable to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup.