DFB rival Japan failed at dress rehearsal against Canada

Around the Bundesliga, Japanese national team striker Ritsu Doon looked frustrated at the World Cup dress rehearsal against Canada.
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Around the Bundesliga, Japanese national team striker Ritsu Doon looked frustrated at the World Cup dress rehearsal against Canada. © imago / ANP

The DFB’s first match at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is to be held on Wednesday. Opponent Japan has previously failed in its dress rehearsal against Canada.

Dubai – It’s time for next Wednesday: The german national team Begins with the opening game against Japan (23 November, Kick-off: 2 PM). world cup 2022, In However, in the last friendly match before Qatar, the DFB team had a tiring performance against Oman (1-0)., Things got even worse for the Japanese: the first of three German group opponents failed their World Cup dress rehearsal.

World Cup 2022: After last-minute goal – Japan messes up dress rehearsal ahead of DFB duel

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

Bayern’s Alphonso Davies was not used, who got injured shortly before the World Cup break, In Munich’s away game against Hertha BSC (3-2), he ruptured a left thigh muscle fiber. However, Davis is still nominated for the Desert World Cup and is currently getting fit for his return in Munich.

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

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Goalkeeper Daniel Schmidt was not used in Japan’s last test before the Desert World Cup. The Asian substitute keeper attracted attention when the squad list was announced in this country with his German-sounding name. said in an interview with eurosport Schmidt in the endwhere his name actually comes from – and declares the quarterfinals in Qatar as his team’s goal.

The duel with Spain is on the schedule for Sunday, following the Germans’ World Cup opener against Japan. you can find the full here Schedule for 2022 World Cup, (VFI with DPA)

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