Japan has been determined to remember the tragedy of 30 years ago.
Japan, led by head coach Moriyasu Hajime, will play its second Group D match against Iraq at 8:30 p.m. on the 19th (Korea Standard Time) at Alaiyan Education City Stadium in Qatar.랭크카지노주소
Both teams collected three points side by side in the first leg. Japan was also dragged down against Vietnam, but scored four goals to win 4-2. Iraq also had a controversy over its misjudgment, but it also caught coach Shin Tae-yong’s Indonesia 3-1.
Japan to face Iraq for the top spot in its group. Moriyasu attended an official press conference at the main media center in Doha on Saturday, a day before the match. “The players are focusing more on their training and preparing well after the Vietnam match. I think they will be able to perform better.”
Moriyasu was stabbed in the heart at a press conference. The Iraqi reporter mentioned the “Doha disaster” that occurred 30 years ago.
In the final Asian qualifying match for the 1994 U.S. World Cup, Japan allowed Iraq to score an equalizer in extra time in the second half, tying the game 1-1. As a result, Japan failed to advance to the World Cup finals for the first time in its history. Instead, South Korea dramatically secured a berth to the finals by defeating North Korea. It was a tragedy in Doha for Japan, a tragedy in Doha, and a miracle in Doha for South Korea.
Moriyasu was an active player and was one of the Japanese national team players. He was the one who directly experienced tragedy.
As the team is set to face Iraq again in Qatar, there was no way that the press conference could not afford to talk about it. An Iraqi reporter said, “Japan collapsed in extra time in Doha in 1993,” adding, “This competition also has a long extra time.”
Despite the painful memory, Moriyasu was not swayed at all. “Personally, I don’t pay much attention. I remember watching this game a long time ago. I also know that extra time is long in this competition,” he said calmly. “It’s an old memory. Time has passed and neither the players care. I need to manage it well including extra time.”
Moriyasu then said, “I experienced defeat in 1993 as a player. Now that I am a coach, I don’t care at all. Besides, other than the three players, the national team players were not even born back then. It doesn’t matter to me much to the players either.”
Rather, he expressed strong confidence. “The Japanese national team members are playing all over the world including Europe. They have shown how they can fight in the world as soccer players.”
Japan’s “Football Zone” also expressed confidence in winning by delivering Moriyasu’s remarks. “Thirty years have passed since the 1993 Iraq match. Japanese soccer has made great strides so far. At the 2022 World Cup held here in Doha, the team defeated Germany and Spain.”
The South Korean team is committed to never repeating the Doha disaster. The football zone said, “This is a game against Iraq, which takes place 30 years later in a different position. Of the 26 players who were called to the national team, only three were born before 1993. Tragedies do not repeat themselves. We will make a new history without fail.”