For the upcoming AFC Asian cup 2019, Japan football team announced the 23 Man squad for the Competition. Japan’s Highest Profile absentee Shinji Kagawa missing out in the final squad list.
January-February 2019 Asian cup in UAE is shaping up and for that powerhouses japan ready to show their performances.
Apart of the Kagawa some of the other big names missing in the Moriyasu’s squad are veterans Shinji Okazaki and Eiji Kawashima, Bundesliga-based duo Takashi Usami and Yuya Kubo, Newcastle striker Yoshinori Muto, and Real Betis winger Takashi Inui, who was Japan’s top scorer in the previous 2018 FIFA World Cup with two goals.
Still Japan Pick the Experience side for this Asian cup 2019 UAE competition. They included Southampton centre-back Maya Yoshida, Galatasaray left-back Yuto Nagatomo, midfielders Genki Haraguchi (Hannover) and Gaku Shibasaki (Getafe), and Werder Bremen striker Yuya Osako.
Japan football team who is including in the Group F and in the group stage team to face Uzbekistan, Oman and Turkmenistan in Asian cup 2019.
As per Fixtures Japan starting the Asian cup Campaign from the 9th January by playing the game against Turkmenistan.
Check out below the Complete 23 Man Japan Squad for the Asian cup 2019.
Goalkeepers: Masaaki Higashiguchi (Gamba Osaka), Shuichi Gonda (Sagan Tosu), Daniel Schmidt (Vegalta Sendai)
Defenders: Yuto Nagatomo (Galatasaray), Tomoaki Makino (Urawa Red Diamonds), Maya Yoshida (Southampton), Sho Sasaki (Sanfrecce Hiroshima), Hiroki Sakai (Marseille), Sei Muroya (FC Tokyo), Genta Miura (Gamba Osaka), Takehiro Tomiyasu (Avispa Fukuoka)
Midfielders: Toshihiro Aoyama (Sanfrecce Hiroshima), Genki Haraguchi (Hannover), Gaku Shibasaki (Getafe), Wataru Endo (Sint-Truiden), Junya Ito (Kashiwa Reysol), Shoya Nakajima (Portimonense), Takumi Minamino (Red Bull Salzburg), Hidemasa Morita (Kawasaki Frontale), Ritsu Doan (Groningen)
Forwards: Yuya Osako (Werder Bremen), Takuma Asano (Hannover), Koya Kitagawa (Shimizu S-Pulse)