The Japan Football Association (JFA) announced today (March 16th) that F.C.TOKYO members Masato Morishige, Yojiro Takahagi,Akihiro Hayashi were selected to the
SAMURAI BLUE (Japan National Team) squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Asian Qualifiers Final Round(March 23rd (Thu) vs United Arab Emirates
March 28th(Tue) vs Thai)
□Comment from Masato Morishige
It is my pleasure to be a member of Japan National Team. Since this is the first call of this year,
I would like to communicate with other teammates, and do the practice to win the game. We cannnot lose twice against same team,
so I would like to play with responsibility.
□Comment from Yojiro Takahagi
It is my honor to be a member of Japan National Team. It has been a while since I last played as a member of Japan National Team
however, I will play to win the game. I will do my best so that the Japan National Team can get close to the World Cup.
□Comment from Akihiro Hayashi
I deeply appreciate abou the fact that I have been chose as a member of Japan National Team.
I will do my best so that I can contribute to the team. We will fight as one team so that we can
lead the team to victory and to participate in World Cup.
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Asian Qualifiers Final Round
March 23rd(Thu) SAMURAI BLUE(Japan National Team) vs United Arab Emirates(UAE) National Team
(19:30 Local Time Kick Off (Japan Time 0:30) / Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium)
March 28th(Tue) SAMURAI BLUE(Japan National Team) vs Thai National Team
(19:35 Kick Off / Saitama Stadium 2002)
※For more information please check the following link.