of 2022 FIFA World Cup Coming soon.
In just two months, the biggest tournament in world football is back, ending a four-year wait. This time in Qatar he will be held from November 20th to December 18th.
Since this year’s competition takes place in the winter, the schedule of competitions around the world has been shifted to accommodate the mid-season break.
What this means is that since the new European club football campaign kicked off in August, the current international break is the only chance the nations will get before November comes and they will be in the final game. This means that the team’s final decision must be started in advance. There are only a few friendly matches left before the tournament.
With that in mind, what are the big questions hanging over Asia’s World Cup hopefuls and hopefully we’ll get some answers in the next week or so?
Is Qatar going to prove authentic?
High expectations as a host Qatar But it must also be remembered that they have never competed at this level before.
but they reign AFC Asian Cup Champion and guest starring in both in 2019 with valuable experience Copa America and last year CONCACAF Gold Cup — They had a credible run into the semi-finals before suffering a narrow 1-0 loss to the eventual winners. America.
However, their most recent encounter on Tuesday was a disappointment as they lost 3-0 to Croatia U-23 in an unofficial friendly.
Will Carlos Queiroz make an immediate impact?
IranHis prospects of reaching the knockout rounds of the World Cup for the first time got a big boost with the recent return of Carlos Queiroz as coach.
This year’s tournament will be the third consecutive World Cup with the Portuguese at the helm of Team Meri. They are sure to cheer from their displays in the last game.also includes Spain When Portugal.
Queiroz’s reappointment was welcomed not only by the fans but also by the players, not only because of the respect he had for him before, but because some of the senior members of the team had mixed feelings about his predecessor, Dragan Scotic. It was believed that they were in a relationship.
Iran and the returning coach will soon be able to make a statement in their next games against quality opponents in Uruguay and Senegal.
Can an inexperienced Saudi Arabia take on the world’s highest peak?
the current oddity Saudi Arabia The team isn’t the most experienced on the international stage for a team that isn’t the youngest.
This shouldn’t automatically be seen as a weakness, as the Saudi team has some late bloomers, including an impressive towering centre-back. Abdullah Madu.
But it’s a bit insane that the Green Falcons could have back fours averaging 30.25 years old, but only 36 caps each. The attack at the age of 22 does not improve the situation Firas Al Braikhan (6 goals in 22 caps) The most experienced option.
Saudi Arabia suggests it needs to be propelled by its most experienced midfield brigade. Fahad Al Muwarad, Salman al-Faraj When salem al dawsaricurrently competing in a total of 203 international competitions.
Does Japan desperately need a genuine No.9?
Since the last World Cup in Russia, Yuya Osako has led the line of Japan And while he may not be a prolific scorer, he has always provided much as an offensive focal point that draws others into the game.
With Osako sidelined in the friendly games against USA and Ecuador, it remains to be seen who can fill the void.
All four of Hajime Moriyasu’s options are markedly lacking in international experience.Even the oldest of the lot Celtic Man Kyougo FuruhashiMoriyasu had previously expressed concerns about relying on him as the main offense through the Asian qualifiers for the World Cup.
If none of these options stand the test in the next week or so, Moriyasu might be best off remembering Osako or one of his old guardians.
How equipped is Son Heung-min’s supporting cast?
With Son in action for the season, the Korean can dream of making his mark in Qatar again at the end of the year.
Still, you may not need a Plan B right now, but even if you do need a supporting cast to back up the main man, exactly how Son’s teammates have fared this season so far. Is it?
backwards, Kim Min Jae At the best of his career, he made an immediate impact after the move Serie A When Naples in the meantime Lee Jae Sung remains a consistent performer of bundesliga costume Mainzbut there are other things that need improvement.
Hwang Ui-jo When fan in bomb Both are now finding their feet after moving to Olympiacos In the summer we can give it some leeway given what it has contributed consistently before, Hwang Hee Chan We are doing our best to get more start XI actions in Wolf.