January 31, 2019
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By Kartikey Sharma

The JPN vs QAT match preview –

The grand finale of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 is upon as two of the best teams take each other on for glory. Japan will be looking to take on Qatar in what is expected to be an intriguing encounter on Friday. The Samurai Blue have been the most improved side in the competition so far. They started off with a difficult game against Turkmenistan. In fact, they lost their leading goal-scorer in Osako as well midway and they had to adapt to situations. This has been a test of their will and character so far, but finally, everyone is fit and raring to go. It was clear how devastating this team can be when they are in full strength as they dismantled Iran easily in the semi-final, a side who didn’t even concede a single goal till the 3-0 drubbing. The players are motivated and want to lift the trophy for their country.

Meanwhile, Qatar have been the only side who is yet to concede a single goal this season. They are the hosts of the FIFA World Cup 2022 and it clear that the people who were criticising them have been muted. It has been a spectacular rise for the country and if they are going to be improving at this rate, they are going to be a serious contender to win titles internationally. The road for the team hasn’t been easy as well with a difficult tie against South Korea in the quarter-final was the biggest test that Qatar had to face. The only problem they can have is performance anxiety as the lights get brighter when you are playing the final game of a tournament.

JPN vs QAT Dream 11 Fantasy Team Prediction:

When and where?

This match is to be played at ZSC Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The ground has a capacity of 43,000.

Where to watch Japan vs Qatar live?

The clash will take place at 7:30 PM (IST) on February 1st, 2019 and can be streamed live on Hotstar.

Stats and Facts for Qatar vs Japan:

JPN vs QAT recent form (Last five matches)

Japan – W W W W W

Qatar – W W W W W

JPN vs QAT Head to head

Japan Won – 3

Qatar Won – 2

Drawn – 4

JPN vs QAT Team News:


  • Yuya Osako came back from injury and scored two goals, therefore no changes will be done in the starting lineup.
  • There are no players missing for the team.
  • Shuichi Gonda will be the goalkeeper for Japan.


  • Abdelaziz Hatim and Bassam Al Rawi have served their suspension and will be making their return to the starting XI.
  • Nobody is sidelined for Qatar.
  • Saad Al Sheeb will be the safety net for the backline.

JPN vs QAT Probable Playing 11:

Qatar –

Al Sheeb (GK), Ro-Ro, Al-Rawi, Salman, Hassan, Madibo, Al Hajri, Al Haidos, Hatem, Afif, Ali


Gonda (GK), Sakai, Tomiyasu, Yoshida, Nagatomo, Doan, Shibasaki, Endo, Haraguchi, Osako, Takumi

Fantasy Picks-


1. Yuya Osako

The Japanese striker got injured midway during the tournament and showed what the team missed. He scored two goals last time out.

Goals: 4; Assists: 0

2. Genki Haraguchi

He has been the leader of this side from the start of the competition and will be looking to complete the job for his country.

Goals: 2; Assists: 1

1.  Almoez Ali

The Qatari striker is the leading goal-scorer of the tournament so far. Also, he is only 22-years of age right now.

Goals: 8; Assists: 1

2. Akram Afif

He is the unsung hero of the side throughout the competition so far as he has been exceptionally consistent.

Goals: 0; Assists: 8

Gambling India Info Match Prediction Japan vs Qatar

Japan are the team who has had more experience of playing games with big stakes on the line, and that’s why we back them to come out on top.

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JPN vs QAT Dream 11 Team Predictions-

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