Doha: Making their seventh successive appearance at the FIFA World Cup™ since debuting in France in 1998, Japan have appeared in more editions than any other Asian nation except Korea Republic.
Three Round of 16 appearances remain their best performances to date and, with a squad of players spread around Europe’s top leagues as well as a sprinkling of J1 League-based talent, the Samurai Blue will be targeting the knockout rounds once more.
Doha: Who didn't dream at least once of lifting this cup themselves when they were a kid? Playing at the FIFA World Cup Finals is a dream that does not come true for every player and even fewer manage to hold the trophy aloft. Winning this trophy means becoming a football legend and being remembered as a hero for the rest of your life.
From Diego Armando Maradona to Zinedine Zidane, via Ronaldo and Bastian Schweinsteiger – plenty of footballing legends have had the pleasure of lifting this trophy heavenward and by doing so have gone down in history forever.
Doha: With the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar just days away, the full squads for all 32 teams can finally be confirmed as anticipation for kick off cranks up another notch.
The announcement of the 26-man lists confirms the sporting dreams of 832 players, who will all head to the 22nd edition of the Finals, which are set to kick-off when hosts Qatar face Ecuador in Al-Bayt Stadium on Sunday.