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Japan U23 vs Qatar U23: 3 points of dignity

Japan U23 vs Qatar U23: 3 points of dignity

Despite being eliminated at the group stage, Japan's U23 team needs to gain a victory in the last match to prove their strength.

Japan U23 vs Qatar U23 match information

Time: 21:15 (GMT+8) on January 15th

Venue: Rajamangala Stadium

‎‎Competition: 2020 AFC U23 Championship

One of the candidates that were expected to win the 2020 AFC U23 Championship, Japan U23 team, was eliminated in the group stage after back-to-back defeats. Meanwhile, Qatar U23 team also lost the performance they used to do in the previous tournament when they advanced to the semi-finals.

In the first two games, Qatar just gained 2 points in 2 draws against Syria and Saudi Arabia. Beating Japan is the thing that Qatar must do to advance to the quarter-finals before thinking about qualifying for the 2020 Olympic men's football event.

However, it will be very difficult for them because the Japan U23 team also aims for winning the last match to prove that their failure in the 2020 AFC U23 Championship is just an accident.

Consequently, although the Japan U23 team does not the best form in the tournament, it still has the chance to win the match against Qatar U23.

That scenario will be the thing that nobody can predict before kicking off the competition because both Japan and Qatar are expected to qualify the group stage.

However, after what they performed in the first two games, they are not worthy of advancing to the knock-out stage compared to Syria and Saudi Arabia U23 teams.

Japan U23 vs Qatar U23 possible lineups:

Japan U23: Osako, Watanabe, Okazaki, Koga Taiyo, Daiki, Tanaka Ao, Tanaka Shunta, Hashioka Daiki, Meshino Ryotaro, Hatate, Ogawa.

Qatar U23: Meshaal Barsham, Abdullah Saleh, Ali Karami, Tarek Salman, Ahmed Alhamawende, Mohammed Jadoua, Yusuf Abdurisag Yusuf, Nasser Alahrak, Hassan Palang, Abdullah Al Ahrak, Amro Surag.

Japan U23 vs Qatar U23 score predictions: 2-1