Japanese Soccer Wins 6-1
The Japanese national soccer team won a five-goal victory in the warm-up match against Jordan, the opponent of Klinsmann’s 2023 Asian Football Confederation AFC Asian Cup.
Japan, led by head coach Moriyasu Hajime, defeated Jordan 6-1 in a closed-door warm-up match held at Alersal Stadium in Doha, Qatar on the 9th.
Japan, which won a 5-0 victory over Thailand in its first warm-up match of the new year at Tokyo National Stadium on the 1st of this month, raised expectations with a cool winning streak ahead of the opening of the Asian Cup on the 12th.
Japan is considered the most likely candidate to win the title at this year’s event. If you look at the matches, you will be able to meet Korea led by Jürgen Klinsmann in the final.
Japan ranks 17th in the FIFA rankings, the highest in Asia. Iran is ranked 21st, followed by Korea at 23rd.
Many predict that the match against Japan will be the biggest crisis for the Clinsman, who is trying to win the Asian Cup for the first time in 64 years since the 1960 tournament.
In fact, Japan has not lost in the last 10 games.
In June last year, they beat El Salvador 6-0 in a friendly match in their country and also beat Peru 4–1.
After moving to Europe, the team shocked the German soccer community by defeating Germany, the “tank corps,” 4-1. In the second A match in September, the team also defeated Turkiye 4-2.
In October, they beat Canada 4-1 and Tunisia 2-0 in succession during the A-match period, and also defeated Myanmar and Syria 5-0 in the second Asian qualifying round of the 2026 North-China World Cup held in November.
Japan, which has won 10 consecutive games, scored 45 goals. In other words, it scored 4.5 goals per game.
Jordan, which Japan faced on the day, was ranked 87th. Korea will compete with Jordan, Bahrain, and Malaysia in Group E.
Jordan won 2-1 on the 6th in a closed-door warm-up match against Qatar, the host and defending champion. 스포츠토토