Japan and Uruguay will face forces this Friday, March 24 at the National Stadium of Japan at 05:30 hours (local time) for the first time since their respective campaigns in the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Here, the details of the match, as well as the schedules and TV channels to follow the complete coverage of the friendly valid by FIFA date.
Uruguay failed to make it past the group stage in Qatar, but Japan advanced to the knockout stages of the tournament, where they fell to Croatia in the penalty shootout after equalizing at one. The ‘Samurai Blue’ caused a sensation in the group stage of the World Cup, in which they qualified for the knockout stages after defeating Germany and Spain, but Croatia eliminated them by penalty shootout.
In fact, the Japanese coach Hajime Moriyasu has introduced a series of changes in his squad for the next matches, in which several players will have the opportunity to earn the title. Uruguay, meanwhile, has yet to appoint a replacement for Diego Alonso, who left after the World Cup, but Marcelo Broli, Uruguay’s current under-20 coach, will lead the team in its next two friendlies.
What time do they play, Japan vs. Japan? Does Uruguay live in Tokyo?
Here is a list of schedules by country if you do not want to miss the friendly match FIFA date between Japan vs. Japan. Uruguay live. In addition, the paragraphs below explain what channels and mobile apps you can access to follow from your TV or any mobile device.
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Curiosities and key numbers of Japan vs Uruguay
In eight head-to-head matches between the two teams, Japan has won two matches, lost four and drew two.
Japanese winger Kaoru Mitoma has scored nine goals in 13 league appearances for Brighton & Hove Albion this season.
Japanese midfielder Daichi Kamada has scored 11 goals in 19 league appearances for Eintracht Frankfurt to date.
Uruguayan midfielder Federico Valverde has scored nine goals in 23 league appearances for Real Madrid this season.
Uruguayan winger Facundo Pellistri has shown his talent this season, with an assist in the League Cup with Manchester United.
Probable lineups of Japan vs. Uruguay
In addition to the players who contributed to Japan’s qualification for the knockout stages of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, four players, including Ryotaro Tsunoda (Yokohama F. Marinos) and Keito Nakamura (LASK), received their first call-up to the senior national team.
On the side of Uruguay, the current squad presents a renewed appearance, with Fernando Mulsera, Diego Godín, Martín Cáceres, Luis Suárez, and Edinson Cavani among the big absentees, which means that there are now free places in the last third of the field.
Japan: Daniel Schmidt; Daichi Kamada, Hidemasa Morita, Wataru Endo, Doan Ritsu; Yuto Nagatomo, Shogo Taniguchi, Maya Yoshida, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Junya Ito; Shuichi Gonda. DT: Hajime Moriyasu
Uruguay: Sergio Rochet; José Luis Rodríguez, Sebastián Coates, Santiago Bueno/Sebastián Cáceres, Matías Olivera; Federico Valverde, Manuel Ugarte, Matías Vecino, Diego Rossi/Facundo Torres; Maximiliano Gómez and Matías Arezo. Coach: Marcelo Broli
How does Japan arrive? Results of their last matches
Ecuador 0-0 Japan
Japan 1-2 Canada
Germany 1-2 Japan
Japan 0-1 Costa Rica
Japan 2-1 Spain
Japan 1-1 Croatia*
* Croatia won 3-1 in the penalty shootout
How does Uruguay arrive? Results of their last matches
Uruguay 5-0 Panama
Iran 1-0 Uruguay
Canada 2-0 Uruguay
Uruguay 0-0 South Korea
Portugal 2-0 Uruguay
Ghana 0-2 Uruguay
Where is Japan vs. Uruguay played?
The National Stadium of Japan was inaugurated on December 21, 2019 and is located in Kasumigaoka, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. The venue has the capacity to hold up to 80,016 spectators (with temporary seating).