Australia vs Japan Predicted Teams, Injuries & Tips

Australia vs Japan Predicted Teams

The likes of Tom Rogic, Aaron Mooy and Jackson Irvine are all unavailable as the Socceroos prepare to face Japan in a massive World Cup qualifying clash on Thursday night.

Read on below for all the updated team information and line-ups for the Australia vs Japan World Cup qualifying game.

Socceroos vs Japan | When & Where

🗓 Date: Thursday March 24
Time: 8.10pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: Stadium Australia

Australia Predicted Team Line-Up & Squad

Goalkeepers: Mathew Ryan, Danny Vukovic, Andrew Redmayne

Defenders: Trent Sainsbury, Aziz Behich, Miloš Degenek, Ryan McGowan, Rhyan Grant, Alex Wilkinson, Fran Karačić, Joel King, Nathaniel Atkinson, 

Midfielders: James Jeggo, Ajdin Hrustic, Kenny Dougall, Connor Metcalfe, Denis Genreau, Gianni Stensness, Ben Folami 

Forwards: Mathew Leckie, Awer Mabil, Jamie Maclaren, Mitchell Duke, Martin Boyle, Marco Tilio, Nicholas D’Agostino, Bruno Fornaroli

Possible starting team:

Ryan

Karacic

Degenek

Sainsbury

Grant

Genreau

Jeggo

Hrustic

Boyle

Mabil

Maclaren

Australia Injuries & News

Tom Rogic, Aaron Mooy, Jackson Irvine and Craig Goodwin are all unavailable for selection in a big blow for the Socceroos.

Jamie Maclaren is expected to lead the line, but will miss next week’s game against Saudi Arabia due to his wedding. Bruno Fornaroli is also set for game time as he makes his debut for Australia.

Japan Predicted Team Line-Up & Squad

Goalkeepers: Eiji Kawashima, Shūichi Gonda, Daniel Schmidt, Kosei Tani

Defenders: Yuto Nagatomo, Maya Yoshida, Naomichi Ueda, Sho Sasaki, Yūta Nakayama, Ko Itakura, Shogo Taniguchi, Miki Yamane, Shinnosuke Nakatani

Midfielders: Genki Haraguchi, Gaku Shibasaki, Takumi Minamino, Wataru Endo, Junya Ito, Takefusa Kubo, Hidemasa Morita, Ao Tanaka, Kaoru Mitoma, Reo Hatate 

Forwards: Takuma Asano, Ayase Ueda, Daichi Hayashi

Possible starting team

Gonda

Nagatomo

Taniguchi

Yoshida

Yamane

Morita

Endo

Tanaka

Ito

Minamino

Hatate

Japan Injuries & News

Arsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu is out due to injury, as is Yuya Osaka and Hiroki Sakai. Celtic attacker Daizen Maeda is also missing from action, with Daichi Hayashi and Sinnosuke Naktani called in.

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