Meiji Yasuda Seimei J1 League Vissel Kobe FW Yuya Osako (32) is aiming to participate in the FIFA World Cup Qatar tournament, but was not called up in two Kirin Challenge Cup games held in Germany last month. While the possibility of being eliminated from the Japanese national team at the Qatar World Cup is being talked about, overseas media are predicting that he will be included in the national team.
Yuya Osako is a large-scale striker with a proven track record who has played in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the 2018 World Cup in Russia. He scored two goals in eight of the 10 games in the Qatar World Cup Asian qualifiers.
However, due to poor conditions, he was not called up for the Kirin Challenge Cup and Kirin Cup Soccer 2022 in June this year. He was also left out of the squad for the two Kirin Challenge Cup matches held in Germany last month, and his inclusion in the Qatar World Cup is thought to be questionable.
In addition, the British media “Squawka” predicted 26 Japanese national players who will challenge the Qatar World Cup finals on the 24th of last month. Borussia Mönchengladbach DF Kou Itakura  and VfL Bochum FW Takuma Asano , who are out of injury, are prerequisites for joining the members, Yuya Osako and Midori Tanaka belonging to Fortuna Düsseldorf ( 23) were expected to lose.
Meanwhile, the Indian media “Sportstar” published a special article about the Japanese national team on the 1st. About the Japanese national team’s offense, “Japan has a good mix of veteran players and young players. Real Sociedad’s midfielder Takefusa Kubo and Monaco’s forward Takumi Minamino create chances, while Yuya Osako leads the offense. Yuya Osako played alongside Andrés Iniesta at Vissel Kobe to hone his attacking power.”
The Japan Football Association (JFA) has announced that the 26-man squad for the Qatar World Cup will be announced on November 1.
Former Japan national team member Masahiro Fukuda commented on the 27th of last month during the Kirin Challenge Cup match against Ecuador, saying, “This time, 30 people have been called up, but 33, including Yuya Osako, Kou Itakura, and Takuma Asano. We will have to choose 26 people from the group,” he commented. He also acknowledged that Yuya Osako could join the Qatar World Cup squad.