International Football Friendly
When: March 22, 03:50 PM, IST
Where: International Stadium Yokohama (Nissan Stadium)
COL vs JPN Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Japan will be aiming to bury the ghost of the Asian Cup final when they host South American giant Columbia in an International Football friendly match at International Stadium Yokohama (Nissan Stadium), in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, on Friday evening (IST).
Unlike most teams who are playing for the first time since November Japan have some high level of football under their belt, as they featured in the AFC Asian Cup in February. The end result, though, wasn’t as expected as Qatar bettered Blue Samurai for the title, beating them 1-3 in the final.
That was a shocking result as Japan were the out-and-out favorites for the title. But despite that, manager Hajime Moriyasu managed to stay in the job.
The Blue Samurai have a big summer to look forward to. They will be playing in the Copa America, and performing well against some of the giants of the world football will help both the managers and the players in their respective ;long-term future.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Japan – W W W W W L
Columbia – L D L W W L
COL vs JPN Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Japan vs Columbia Team News:
Injured – Japan have a healthy squad, and there are no injury concerns for the hosts.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: The biggest talking point ahead of this match is the return of superstar Shinji Kagawa to the national set-up. The former Borussia Dortmund playmaker was overlooked for the AFC Asian Cup.
Manager Hajime Moriyasu has made a raft of changes which suggests that he is already looking to build the squad for the future. A handful of players are in line to make their debut here. Meanwhile, Southampton Centre-back Maya Yoshida has been overlooked.
Key Players – Shinji Kagawa, Minamino
Injured – As many as four players have been ruled out or haven’t been selected due to their injury concerns. David Ospina, Juan Fernando Quintero, Santiago Arias, and Juan Cuadrado all are out.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: Radamel Falcao will be leading the attack for the visitors with the likes of James Rodriguez giving him the support.
Columbia are under new management. Carlos Queiroz is at the hot seat now and he is already making some big decisions. The former Iran boss has dropped as many as eight players from Columbia’s last international fixture, giving youngsters
However, the likes of Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez bring experience to the side.
Key Players – Radamel Falcao, James Rodriguez
COL vs JPN Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Japan– Nakamura (GK), Sasaki, Shoji, Miura, Anzai, Yamaguchi, Shibasaki, Kagawa, Doan, Usami; Minamino
Columbia – Vargas (GK), Palacios, Yarry Mina, Davinson Sanchez, Borja, Barrios, Uribe, Villa, James Rodriguez, Diaz, Falcao
COL vs JPN Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
There have been four meetings between these two nations at the very top level with Columbia leading the head-to-head record at 2-1. But Japan did win the last clash which came at the group stage in the FIFA World Cup 2018. The Blue Samurai won that match 2-1 courtesy of goals from Shinjo Kagawa and Yuya Osako.
But this is an international friendly fixture, a kind of one-off game where managers are more swooned by the idea of giving an opportunity to the youngsters.
But since Japan are at home, we back them to at least avoid the defeat here.
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