The Japanese team returns to the field this Sunday, January 13, to fulfill their second commitment in the 2019 edition of the Asian Cup, which is being played in the United Arab Emirates. He will face Oman’s team at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The kickoff is set for 11:30.The teams are in Group F, which also includes Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. With three points, Japanese and Uzbeks lead the way. The top two, at the end of the three rounds scheduled for this initial phase, will advance to the round of 16. Whoever stays in third position will still have a chance to survive. For this you will need to be one of the four best third parties placed in the comparison between the six groups.
Oman’s side were beaten 2-1 by Uzbekistan on Wednesday, January 9, in their opening match. He was at a disadvantage when he scored a goal in the 34th minute of the first half (Akhmedov). He equalized in the 27th minute (Al Ghasani) of the final stage, but suffered the second goal in the 40th minute (Shomurodov) as he pressed for victory.The result in no way reflects what happened on the four lines. The team has been improving since the start of the showdown. He had more possession (60% to 40%), attempted triple completions (18 to 7) and hit more than twice the number of attempts (seven to three). However, of the three balls that the team from Uzbekistan managed to send in the right direction two stopped at the bottom of the net.A disappointment for a selection that has been showing evolution in recent years. In the dispute of vacancy for the World-wide one of Russia, Oman advanced until the second phase. It was eliminated by securing second place in Group D, defeated by Iran with 20 points. As he had only 14 points (four wins, two draws and two losses), he was unsuccessful in the recap between the group runners-up.That forced the selection to go through the sieve of the qualifiers to get their place in the United Arab Emirates. In this fight, he found no major problems. In group D, he had 15 (five wins and one loss) of the 18 points he had scored 28 goals and conceded five. The score was the same as in Palestine, which because it was a disadvantage in the tiebreaker criteria came in second place.With the qualifiers ending in March, Oman set his preparations with 11 friendly games until early January of this year. He beat Bahrain (2 to 1), Tajikistan (2 to 1 and 1 to 0) and Thailand (2 to 0) in the final test on the last day. He drew with Lebanon (0-0), Jordan (0-0) Philippines (1 to 1), Ecuador (0 to 0), Syria (1 to 1) and India (0 to 0). He suffered only one defeat, however, blunt. The team was beaten 5-0 by Australia.
The Japanese debut also did not follow what was expected. Considered to be one of the contenders for the title and against Turkmenistan, who is not even predicted to reach a berth in the last 16, the team were disadvantaged with a goal in the 26th minute of the first half.It was only reacting in the second stage. Scored at 11 and 15 minutes with Osako and extended the lead with Doan. However, he still had a scare at the end. He took the second goal in a penalty shootout converted by Atayev after 34 minutes and had to close in the defense to secure the result.Although they showed wide dominance throughout the confrontation, it lacked quality at the time of the finalization for the Japanese. Of the 21 attempts to finalize, six went in the right direction. Turkmenistan sent four balls on the target taking less than half (nine) of the chances.The Japanese did not participate in the qualifiers for the Asian Cup. They did not have to. The rules of the tournament dispense with teams that advanced to the final stage of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers for that requirement. Japan came very easily up to this stage and went beyond. He secured his place in the World Cup by scoring 20 points (six wins, two draws and two defeats) securing first place in Group B.On Russian soil, his performance was better than the order. He made his debut by beating Colombia 2-1, drew 2-2 with Senegal and clinched a 1-0 defeat by Poland on the final round of the first round. In the Round of 16, however, he did not resist Belgian favorites. They gave work, but lost by 3 to 2.
Football Prediction of the Day Oman vs Japan
Despite the above expectations campaign, the Japanese Federation decided to promote a reformulation in the post-world team. For that, he put the head coach Hajime Moriyasu ahead, who was putting aside a number of veterans and revitalizing the cast. Initial results were promising.Of the five friendlies made after the World Cup, it collected four victories and one tie. The successes were against Costa Rica (3 to 0), Panama (3 to 0), Uruguay (4 to 3) and Kyrgyzstan (4 to 3) and equality against Venezuela (1 to 1).
Bet Tips: Japan wins