Japan vs USA Live Stream TV Channels, Kirin Challenge Cup 2022 Kick off and Team News

Asian powerhouse Japan takes on the USA in an International Friendly Tournament Kirin Challenge Cup 2022. This will be the final international fixtures for both teams ahead of FIFA World Cup 2022.

FIFA World Cup 2022 is just two months away and both nations will be looking to fine their tune for the mega event.

The match between Japan and USA will be played in Germany at Merkur Spiel-Arena in Dusseldorf on Friday. The kick off is scheduled for 1.25pm UK.

This match will be just the third meetings between these two teams with USA winning the latest match 3-2 back in 2006. First match between Japan and USA was won by Japan at the 1993 Kirin Cup.

Japan vs USA Live Stream TV Channels

In USA, the match between Japan and USA will be live telecast in ESPN2, ESPN+, UniMás, TUDN.

Similarly, in Japan, the match between USA vs Japan will be aired live in NTV.

Team News

Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic will be the main man for the USA with his goal scoring ability. Similarly, Dortmund’s Giovanni Reyna is back in the team after missing out on their international fixtures in June.

Zack Steffen, who is currently on loan at Middlesbrough from Manchester City, is nursing a knee injury and will not be available.

Japan has no any injury concerns and will look to field their best XI against the North American side.

Japan vs USA Live Stream TV Channels
USA’s Christian Pulisic (C) and Jordan Morris celebrate a goal against El Salvador during their Concacaf Nations League football match at the Cuscatlan Stadium, in San Salvador, on June 14, 2022. (Photo by MARVIN RECINOS / AFP)

Possible Line up

Japan: Kawashima; Nagatomo, Yoshida, Taniguchi, Yamane; Endo; Minamino, Morita, Tanaka, Ito; Furuhashi.

USA: Turner; Vines, Long, Zimmerman, Cannon; Aaronson, Adams, McKennie; Pulisic, Pepi, Arriola.


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