Will Japan be able to beat the odds in the World Cup?

Even though they had a very good performance in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, passing directly, the reality is that the Japanese team didn't have any kind of luck, when it comes to Qatar World Cup draw. To give you an idea, even being in Pot 3, the truth is that the Japanese will have to play with two of the greatest powers in world football: Germany and Spain. But will his competence allow for there to be many surprises along the way? 

In fact, it is not surprising to realize that the qualification market for the round of 16 of the World Cup is far from being in favor of the Japan team. Still, like the South Korea managed to prove against Germany, eliminating the reigning world champion in the group stage, nothing is lost for Japan. 

In reality, few are those who manage to ignore the whole factor of mutual help and hard work that the Japanese teams have always shown. Even though we don't have some of the best players in the world, many of those who will be present are playing in big European teams. Therefore, the quality exists even to be able to be fighting for one of the two top places in this highly demanding “death” group. 

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Minamino is the big star of this selection, playing for Liverpool 

Although some great references are missing, as has happened in the recent past, the truth is that, nowadays, the player Minamino is the biggest star of this selection. Even not always being titulartrp_language language="pt_BR"] on Klopp's team[/trp_language], the reality is that the japanese player managed to be decisive in some important games, both in the Premier League, as well as in the Champions League. It would be very beneficial for the Japanese team to be able to count on more playing time for what is currently their most talented player in Europe.

With this in mind, it will also always be necessary to assess the Ito's performance from the Genk team. Showing great performances throughout the season, the player was one of the best players in the entire Belgian League. In other words, it is really to be expected that this player can be in great shape for the 2022 World Cup. It remains to be seen whether there will still be another star that stands out, before the start of the biggest sporting event of the year. 

Will Japan manage to create problems during the World Cup games? 

Historically, even when it was the host country, in 2002, the truth is that the Japanese team has always shown to have serious difficulties in getting the foot of stronger and more experienced teams. Even so, above all, combining its technical aspect and game intelligence, it is really expected that this selection can create serious problems, even against some of the best players in the world, such as Muller, Pedro or Ferran Torres. The offensive quality will end up constantly testing the Japanese defense. Still, the defense turns out to be one of his best features. 

In addition to this same component, the truth is that Japan will have in this World Cup one more proof of how be able to outperform different selections, who are outside your continent.

However, the truth is that there are still real chances for this selection cannot be completely ignored. But luck, at least in the draw, was not on his side. Will she go around once the ball starts rolling on the biggest stage possible in world football? 

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