Japan will play their next scheduled group stage match of FIFA World Cup 2018 against Senegal on 24th June 2018 at Ekaterinburg Arena, Ekaterinburg and no doubt this match holds do or die situation for both playing sides as the loser of this match will be slipped down on the last position of group standings whereas winner of this crucial game will maximize its chances to reach the next round of FIFA 2018.
The upcoming match between Japan vs Senegal holds much more worth and importance than anyone thinks as the result of his match will decide the final positions of teams placed in group H and one of the engaging side of this match will be eliminated from FIFA World Cup 2018. So too much pressure on both sides and their intentions regarding to their performance should be clear like mirror as one little mistake will throw that team out of this tournament.
- Event: FIFA World Cup 2018
- Teams: Japan vs Senegal
- Venue: Ekaterinburg Arena, Ekaterinburg
- Date: 24th June 2018
- Time: 20:00 Local Time
Japan vs Senegal Match Preview
Senegal football team is going to make their 2nd appearance in main rounds of FIFA 2018 as this team last participated in main rounds of FIFA World Cup was back in 2002 and after that the counter side continuously failed to enter into the main rounds of FIFA World Cup due to their poor show off in FIFA Qualification Rounds.
Senegal before jumping into the main rounds of FIFA 2018 were scheduled to play practice matches and their performance in those practice games remained below the expectations as in last 5 matches, Senegal just succeed to grab victory only in one match whereas this team had also lost 1 match and three matches of this team were ended as draw.
Japan on the other hand of spectrum proved themselves as the best Asian football team as this is for the 6th time Japan consecutively succeed to enter into the main rounds of FIFA World Cup but now this team is going to pass through real test as the real ability and strength of this football team can be judged in the upcoming matches of FIFA World Cup 2018.
In last six matches the performance of Japan football team remained really poor and this sort of performance raise serious critics on the preparations of this team for the FIFA 2018. Out of these six games Japan only secured victory in 1 match whereas this team lost its 4 practice match in a row and back to back defeats will definitely impact on the upcoming performance of this team.
Japan Official Team Squad/Lineups (From)
GOALKEEPERS: Eiji Kawashima (Metz), Masaaki Higashiguchi (Gamba Osaka), Kosuke Nakamura (Kashiwa Reysol).
DEFENDERS: Yuto Nagatomo (Galatasaray), Tomoaki Makino, Wataru Endo (Urawa Reds), Maya Yoshida (Southampton), Hiroki Sakai (Marseille), Gotoku Sakai (Hamburg); Gen Shoji, Naomichi Ueda (Kashima Antlers).
MIDFIELDERS: Makoto Hasebe (Eintracht Frankfurt); Keisuke Honda (Pachuca), Takashi Inui (Eibar), Shinji Kagawa (Dortmund), Hotaru Yamaguchi (Cerezo Osaka), Genki Haraguchi, Takashi Usami (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Gaku Shibasaki (Getafe), Ryota Oshima (Kawasaki Frontale).
FORWARDS: Shinji Okazaki (Leicester), Yuya Osako (Werder Bremen), Yoshinori Muto (Mainz).
Senegal Team Squad/Lineups (From)
GOALKEEPERS: Khadim Ndiaye (Horoya AC), Abdoulaye Diallo (Rennes), Alfred Gomis (Torino)
DEFENDERS: Kara Mbodji (Anderlecht), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli), Moussa Wague (Eupen), Saliou Ciss (Angers), Youssouf Sabaly (Bordeaux), Lamine Gassama (Alanyaspor), Armand Traore (Nottingham Forest), Salif Sane (Hannover 96)
MIDFIELDERS: Pape Alioune Ndiaye (Stoke), Idrissa Gueye (Everton), Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham), Cheikh N’Doye (Birmingham)
FORWARDS: Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Diao Balde Keita (Monaco), Ismaila Sarr (Rennes), Diafra Sakho (Rennes), Moussa Konate (Amiens), Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke), Mbaye Niang (AC Milan)
Senegal vs Japan H2H
Japan had never played Senegal before in international scenario so its great moment for both sides to face each other in such big tournament and their performance in this match will be remembered for long time so both sides needs to do some real hard work on their professional game and deliver their level best to secure this precious victory.
Japan vs Senegal Match Predictions
As far as the prediction is concerned for the upcoming match between Japan vs Senegal, the majority of football analyst predicting Japan as hot favorite team in the upcoming match and the reason behind their choice is the vast experience of Japan football team as compare to Senegal who are going to appear in their 2nd FIFA World Cup edition.