Japan vs Brazil: The Nations League match between Japan and Brazil is taking place on Monday, June 6 & is currently happening at Nepali time.
Japan and Brazil begin their preparations for the 2022 World Cup with an exhibition match in Tokyo on Monday evening.
In their most recent exhibition match, the hosts defeated Paraguay 4-1, while Tite’s squad defeated South Korea 5-1 earlier this month.
Thursday’s friendly victory against Paraguay definitely boosted the spirit of the Japan camp, which was seeking to improve upon its World Cup record of one group stage and one round of 16 finish.
Takuma Asano, Daichi Kamada, Kaoru Mitoma, and Ao Tanaka scored for the Samurai Blue at the Sapporo Dome, with Derlis Gonzalez netting a consolation goal for the South American side. However, Japan is now on an upward trend.
As they prepare for Qatar, Hajime Moriyasu’s men have won seven and drawn one of their past eight matches across all competitions, conceding only three goals in that span and winning four of their last five home encounters.
The focus will soon shift to the latest edition of the Kirin Cup, where Ghana will face Japan on June 10 and the host nation will face either Chile or Tunisia in the final or third-place playoff match. Competing against teams from around the world is a great way to prepare for the World Cup.
Brazil’s Asian tour began with a resounding victory in Seoul, despite the absence of a significant number of Champions League finalist players. The world’s top-ranked team was in ruthless form despite the absence.
Neymar scored a pair of penalties in addition to goals from Richarlison, Philippe Coutinho, and Gabriel Jesus in the Selecao’s 5-1 rout of South Korea, who had momentarily equalized through Hwang Ui-jo before the Selecao exploded.
Brazil has now achieved four consecutive victories in all competitions while scoring at least four goals on each occasion, bolstering their claim for another long-awaited victory on the world’s largest stage.
Since losing to Argentina in last year’s Copa America final, Tite has led Brazil to a 12-match unbeaten streak. However, the Selecao will have the opportunity for revenge against La Albiceleste in next Saturday’s exhibition match, and Brazil has won 19 of their last 20 friendly matches away from home.
In addition, Brazil has never lost to Japan in their previous 12 meetings; Japan has only managed two draws against the Selecao in the 2001 and 2005 Confederations Cups, and the most recent match between the two teams was won by Brazil 3-1 in November 2017.