Japan vs Canada Live Streaming TV Channels, Kick off and Team News
Canada will be locking horns with Japan in a friendly match at Denka Big Swan Stadium in Niigata this Friday, as they prime themselves for their quarter-final outing in the CONCACAF Nations League next month. This isn’t the first time the two teams are meeting this year. They clashed in November 2022, with Canada edging out Japan 2-1.
Japan, under the guidance of Hajime Moriyasu, has recently demonstrated impeccable form. Their initial post-World Cup matches were underwhelming, drawing 1-1 with Uruguay and losing 2-1 to Colombia. However, the team has since been rejuvenated, boasting a four-game winning streak, with each victory seeing them score four or more goals. Remarkably, the Samurai Blue have netted six goals in the first 22 minutes of these matches and have scored five times in the final 20 minutes of play. On home turf, their record remains formidable, having tasted defeat just once in their last seven fixtures.
Canada’s journey is taking a fresh turn with Mauro Biello stepping up as the interim head coach. Biello succeeds John Herdman, who notably led Canada to a Nations League final and their second World Cup berth. However, recent performances indicate a slight dip in form, with the team winning only one of their last five matches. Biello’s challenge will be to bolster the defense, which has leaked multiple goals recently. Historically, Canada has held its ground against Asian teams, having not lost to one since a 2-0 defeat to South Korea in 2016.
Japan vs Canada Live Streaming TV Channels
The friendly match between Japan and Canada will be live on TV Asahi series in Japan. Similarly, the match will also be live on ABEMA TV.
You can also watch the match live online on Daily Live Scores TV.
Japan’s squad for this match is seasoned, with only Kanji Okunuki and Daiya Maekawa yet to make their senior debuts. Notably, captain Wataru Endo recently surpassed 50 caps for the country. Junya Ito, on a goal-scoring streak, will be one to watch after his crucial penalty in their 4-2 victory against Turkey.
Canada’s lineup features three players who are yet to make their senior debuts: Harry Paton, Mathieu Choiniere, and Luc de Fougerolles. Milan Borjan, Jonathan Osorio, Samuel Piette, and Alphonso Davies are all eyeing significant caps milestones in the near future.
Jonathan David is just three goals shy of breaking Cyle Larin’s all-time Canadian record.
Japan: Osako; Maikuma, Taniguchi, Tomiyasu, H. Ito; Endo, Tanaka; Kubo, Minamino, J. Ito; Furuhashi.
Canada: Borjan; Johnston, Vitoria, Adekugbe; Laryea, Kone, Eustaquio, Osorio, Davies; Larin, David.