June 24, 2024

The Japanese national team around Bundesliga striker Ritsu Tone was disappointed in the World Cup dress rehearsal against Canada.

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The DFB’s opening clash at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is scheduled for Wednesday. Opponent Japan had previously failed in its dress rehearsal against Canada.

DUBAI – The time has come for next Wednesday: The German national team Starts with opening match against Japan (November 23, kick-off: 2pm). World Cup 2022. In However, in the last friendly before Qatar, the DFB team showed a tired performance against Oman (1-0).. Things got even worse for the Japanese: the first of three German team opponents failed in the World Cup dress rehearsal.

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The team around Frankfurt’s Daichi Kamada lost 2-1 (1-1) against Canada in Dubai on Thursday, which is also the start of the World Cup in Qatar. Yuki Soma (9th minute) used Kamada for almost 25 minutes for the Japanese, taking an early lead. Canada’s defense chief Steven Vitoria quickly equalized (21st). Lucas Cavallini (90 + 5 / penalty kick) scored the winning goal for the Canadians.

Alphonso Davies of Bayern was not used. He was injured just before the World Cup break. In Munich’s away game against Hertha BSC (3-2), the left-back tore a muscle fiber in his hamstring. However, Davies is still nominated for the Desert World Cup and is currently eligible for a comeback in Munich.

World Cup 2022: Endo, Tone, Kamada – Japan with many Bundesliga stars in squad

Coach Hajime Moriyasu rested several injured players such as Stuttgart’s Wataru Endo, Hidemasa Morita and Kaoru Mitoma. Endo and Morita are expected to form a double-six, and Kamada should also return to the starting eleven for the start of the World Cup. In the test, Gladbach’s Ko Itagura, who had been missing for a long time with a knee injury, started among others. Itakura is an additional option in Japan’s defense alongside established central defenders Maya Yoshida (Schalke) and Takehiro Tomiyasu (Armoury).

The Japanese national team around Bundesliga striker Ritsu Tone was disappointed in the World Cup dress rehearsal against Canada. © IMAGO / ANP

Goalkeeper Daniel Schmidt was not used in Japan’s last Test before the World Cup in the desert. The Asians’ substitute keeper attracted attention when team lists were announced in this country with his German-sounding name. He said in an interview to Eurosport Finally SchmidtThat’s where his name actually comes from – and his team’s goal in Qatar heralds the quarter-final.

After the Germans’ World Cup opener against Japan, a clash with Spain is on the agenda for Sunday. See the whole thing here Schedule for 2022 World Cup. (vfi with dpa)