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 their best player?
At the start of the tournament, Brighton newcomer Kaoru Mitoma had 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.
In their 2-1 win against Germany, goalkeeper Shuichi Gonda was awarded the official player of the match award, but Telegraph readers voted winning goalscorer Takuma Asano as their best performance.