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FIFA World Cup 2018 Official squad: Group H – Team 30 – Japan

Japan qualified for the World Cup by beating Australia 2-0 from Asia’s Group B. Their FIFA ranking is 61. Let’s look at Japan’s official squad for FIFA World Cup, 2018.

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Soccer Football - International Friendly - Kirin Challenge Cup 2018 - Japan vs Ukraine - Stadium Maurice Dufrasne, Liege, Belgium. (Reuters)
Soccer Football - International Friendly - Kirin Challenge Cup 2018 - Japan vs Ukraine - Stadium Maurice Dufrasne, Liege, Belgium. (Reuters)

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to be held in Russia from 14th June to 15th July. All teams have qualified for the tournament and these teams are required to register a squad of 23 players, which includes three goalkeepers. Only players from this squad can play in the tournament.

The 32 teams will be divided into eight groups of four teams each – Group A to Group H. The four teams in Group H are: Colombia, Japan, Poland and Senegal.

Japan qualified for the World Cup by beating Australia 2-0 from Asia’s Group B. Their FIFA ranking is 61. Let’s look at Japan’s official squad for FIFA World Cup, 2018.

Coach: Akira Nishino

Players:

  1. Eiji Kawashima - Goalkeeper - 35 years old - 83 caps

  2. Naomichi Ueda - Defender - 23 years old - 3 caps

  3. Gen Shoji - Defender - 25 years old - 10 caps

  4. Keisuke Honda - Midfielder - 32 years old - 94 caps

  5. Yuto Nagatomo - Defender - 31 years old - 104 caps

  6. Wataru Endo - Defender - 25 years old - 11 caps

  7. Gaku Shibasaki - Midfielder - 26 years old - 16 caps

  8. Genki Haraguchi - Midfielder - 27 years old - 31 caps

  9. Shinji Okazaki - Forward - 32 years old - 112 caps

  10. Shinji Kagawa - Midfielder - 29 years old - 90 caps

  11. Takashi Usami - Midfielder - 26 years old - 22 caps

  12. Masaaki Higashiguchi - Goalkeeper - 32 years old - 4 caps

  13. Yoshinori Mutō - Forward - 25 years old - 22 caps

  14. Takashi Inui - Midfielder - 30 years old - 25 caps

  15. Yuya Osako - Forward - 28 years old - 27 caps

  16. Hotaru Yamaguchi - Midfielder - 27 years old - 41 caps

  17. Makoto Hasebe (captain) - Midfielder - 34 years old - 109 caps

  18. Ryota Oshima - Midfielder - 25 years old - 4 caps

  19. Hiroki Sakai - Defender - 28 years old - 41 caps

  20. Tomoaki Makino - Defender - 31 years old - 31 caps

  21. Gōtoku Sakai - Defender - 27 years old - 39 caps

  22. Maya Yoshida - Defender - 29 years old - 81 caps

  23. Kosuke Nakamura - Goalkeeper - 23 years old - 3 caps
First Published on Jun 14, 2018 05:07 pm
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