• Kyodo


Japan will play its home opener in the second round of 2022 World Cup Asian qualifying against Mongolia at Saitama Stadium on Oct. 10, the Japan Football Association announced Monday.

The Samurai Blue will start their Group F campaign against Myanmar in Yangon on Sept. 10 and travel to Dushanbe to play Tajikistan on Oct. 15. Japan will also face Kyrgyzstan away on Nov. 14.

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