DOHA, Dec 5 — Ahead Ritsu Doan was named in Japan’s starting up line-up for their Globe Cup final-16 match in opposition to Croatia right now, after scoring two targets as a substitute in the group phase.
Doan, who would turn into the to start with Japanese player to score 3 aims at a person Planet Cup if he nets against the Croatians, replaces Takefusa Kubo in one particular of three alterations from the group that conquer Spain 2-1 to leading Group E.
Takehiro Tomiyasu replaces the suspended Kou Itakura in defence, whilst midfielder Wataru Endo returns to the line-up in spot of Ao Tanaka right after coming on as a late substitute against Spain.
Croatia, the overwhelmed 2018 finalists, make two alterations from the team that drew – with Belgium to qualify from Team F in 2nd put.
Borna Barisic arrives in to substitute the hurt Borna Sosa at remaining-back again, whilst Bruno Petkovic starts ahead of Marko Livaja in attack.
Shuichi Gonda Takehiro Tomiyasu, Maya Yoshida (capt), Shogo Taniguchi Junya Ito, Wataru Endo, Hidemasa Morita, Yuto Nagatomo Ritsu Doan, Daichi Kamada, Daizen Maeda
Mentor: Hajime Moriyasu (JPN)
Dominik Livakovic Josip Juranovic, Dejan Lovren, Josko Gvardiol, Borna Barisic Mateo Kovacic, Luka Modric, Marcelo Brozovic Ivan Perisic, Andrej Kramaric, Bruno Petkovic
Mentor: Zlatko Dalic (CRO)
Referee: Ismail Elfath (United states) — AFP