World Football National Team | Japan's top 32 are difficult, can they be reversed by newcomers?
Updated: Jul 17, 2022
World Football Japan, which is in the death group of the top 32 in the World Football Championship, is also one of the talking points this time. Many fans are not optimistic that Japan can stand out in such a group, thinking its chances are too slim, but the Japanese national team has spent a lot of time preparing for the group stage of this World Cup. What strategy did they formulate and how much did they improve the team? The following FIFA World Cup 2022 brings you the latest World Football Team Analysis.
World Cup qualifiers have been abnormal one after another, coach Mori Baoichi changes and uses rookie tactics
When it comes to the Japanese national team, you should remember the highlight moments of Japan in the World Cup in Russia!
Although they were eliminated early in the World Cup round of 16, they defeated the Belgian national team, which was once ranked first in the world, fully proving their strength.
It is particularly worth mentioning that Japan's determination is admirable, because in the last World Football Championship, Japan faced the crisis of elimination several times, and the top 16 of the World Football Championship also advanced by a small gap. It is quite difficult to maintain a good mentality in the game because, in the past, many teams have no intention of playing football after finding that they have no chance to advance, and the overall morale is low, and they directly give up the last-line opportunity. This is indeed a big advantage for Japan.
Surprisingly, in this World Cup qualifying match, Japan and Oman, Saudi Arabia, and other countries in the early stage were unsatisfactory, and it also caused the outside world to question Japan.
It is also for the above reasons that Japanese head coach Mori Baoichi decided to change his strategy, abandoning his usual conservative thinking, putting many newcomers on the main force, changing the football lineup, and changing the original 4-2-3-1 to 4-3- 3 is the main focus, he said: "I haven't played 4-3-3 in the national team, but if I were to be placed in a higher position in the middle, I think the players would have to rely more on money to increase their attacking intensity. Looking forward to seeing the team's 4-3-3 formation, I will learn and integrate like a rookie."
The final result also showed the correctness of this decision. After the war with Australia, they slumped and won the game with 2:1, and also maintained a record of 5 wins and zero goals, re-proving their strength.
Japan's national team's young players into the World Football Championship super boost
Of course, it is not enough to have a good strategy. Excellent players are even more indispensable. For example, Hikari Tanaka and Kaoru Mikaru are particularly worth mentioning. They can be said to be the heroes of the second half of the World Cup qualifying match.
After three consecutive upsets in the first three Asian qualifying matches, Tanaka Hikari immediately regained a victory in the battle with Australia. He scored a goal from the far corner in the opening 8 minutes and scored a point quickly. Officially on the field as the national team, he said: "It is my goal to enter the World Cup, for myself and Japanese football. I am very happy to play on such a stage, I want to take responsibility, win the game, and let the children I can see the Japanese team at the World Cup.”
Kaoru Mikaru, who is also a member of the Japanese team, did not hesitate. When he played against Oman in the sixth theory, he played for the first time as the national team. Although it was only a substitute appearance, he resolved many critical moments. Chun made a lot of assists and became a big boost for Japan to qualify for the World Football Championship. Although it is said that Tanaka Bi and Mikaro Kaoru currently do not have many national team records, they can also be expected to appear in the 2022 Qatar World Football Championships, showing a different face of Japan!
The top 32 of the World Cup are facing difficulties, and whether they can beat Germany and Spain has become a big test
But even so, the biggest question for Japan is how to beat Spain or Germany to emerge from the World Cup group stage. Even if Japan’s strategy this time works, it is also actively practicing for newcomers in friendly matches and trying to improve the situation in the team, but it is not easy to win against the two major European powerhouses in the world football team. There are even rumors that the head coach Moribao thought about it. Using espionage tactics, it's not hard to imagine that this battle made the Japanese national team in trouble.
As for whether Japan will use espionage tactics or have updated tactics in the future, will new players play as the main force? Or is it all just a strategic plan to preserve the strength of the main veteran? We have to wait until the season is approaching before we can see the real chapter, but it is certain that even if Japan fails to qualify smoothly, it will bring pressure to the World Cup Group E team, and it is still a team that cannot be underestimated.