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Japan vs Paraguay LIVE, Preview & Predictions

Japan vs Paraguay LIVE, Preview & Predictions

Let us see some predictions and preview of professional experts about Japan vs Paraguay - the friendly match ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

Japan vs Paraguay match information

Time: 20:30 (GMT+8) on September 5th

Venue: Kashima Soccer Stadium (Kashima), Japan

Competition: 2019 Kirin Challenge Cup

Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu has officially announced 23 faces summoned to prepare for matches in September. "Samura Blue" will face Paraguay at the Kirin Challenge Cup, before marching to Yangon as Myanmar's guest in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

Of the 23 players summoned by coach Hajime Moriyasu, 19 are playing in Europe including Eiji Kawashima (RC Strasbourg), Hiroki Sakai (Olympique Marseille), Takehiro Tomiyasu (Bologna FC), Yuto Nagatomo (Galatasaray), Gaku Shibasaki (Deportivo La Coruna), Shoya Nakajima (FC Porto), Takumi Minamino (Red Bull Salzburg) and Takefusa Kubo (RCD Mallorca) ...

Notably in this focus, goalkeeper Daniel Schmidt of Sint-Truidense club also participated. Daniel Schmidt is a rookie of Sint-Truidense in the summer transfer window with striker Cong Phuong. As soon as he arrived at the Stayen team, he quickly became the number one goalkeeper in the goal.

However, if Daniel Schmidt is summoned to Japan, the two other Sint-Truidense players, midfielder Tatsuya Ito and striker Yuma Suzuki, are absent. Ito Tatsuya was called by coach Hajime Moriyasu to attend the 2019 Copa América, while Yuma Suzuki participated in the 2018 Kirin Challenge Cup.

Meanwhile, coach Eduardo Berizzo summoned 23 players for 2 friendly matches in early September with Japan & Jordan, including 6 rookies who have not ever played for the national team, Marino Arzamendia, Saúl Salcedo, Robert Rojas. , Ramón Martínez, Iván Franco, Braian Samudio. The most experienced player is Óscar Romero (27 years old), playing for San Lorenzo.

Historically, Japan has met Paraguay 9 times, in which each team won 3 matches, drew 3 times.

Japan vs Paraguay score predictions: 1-1