Japan World Cup 2022 squad
keepers: Shuichi Gonda, Daniel Schmidt, Eiji Kawashima
Defenders: Miki Yamane, Hiroki Sakai, Maya Yoshida, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Ko Itakura, Shogo Taniguchi, Hiroki Ito, Yuto Nagatomo, Yura Nakayama
midfielders: Wataru Endo, Hidemasa Morita, Ao Tanaka, Gaku Shibasaki, Kaoru Mitoma, Daichi Kamada, Ritsu Doan, Junya Ito, Takumi Minamino, Takefusa Kubo, Yuki Soma
Forward: Daizen Maeda, Takuma Asano, Ayase Ueda
Who is likely to be the star performer?
Brighton newcomer Kaoru Mitoma has been dazzling for both his country and his new club.
Former Brighton manager Graham Potter spoke of Mitoma after the winger made his debut as a substitute, claiming he was “going to give full-backs a problem”.
“He has that ability to go through people, which is quite unique,” Potter added.
Mitoma scored both of the two goals against Australia to take his side through to the World Cup final, separated by just five minutes in the final moments of the game.