Today is the semi-finals day in FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Paraguay 2019 and Japan vs Portugal is 2nd semi-final which will take place at Los Pynandi Stadium, Asuncion30 Nov 2019 – 18:00 Local time.
In the group stage matches, Japan was on top in their group A and Portugal was 2nd on their Group D. This match will be interesting because its title war where each team will maximum try to fin this semi-final.
Japan, the only unbeaten semi-finalist, was known for his disciplined and balanced play in attack and defense – as the quarterfinal opponent, Uruguay can attest.
Under captain Ozu Moreira, the Asian side won three of their four games with a single goal and the other with only two goals. And although they are the semi-finalists with the fewest goals scored (17), they are also the team with the fewest goals conceded (12).
Portugal impressed in Paraguay with its seasoned performances again against Senegal and a scoreless scoring in which seven different players scored their 24 goals so far (only Italy has scored 26 more). On an individual level, Coimbra, Jordan, and twins Are and Leo Martins were as outstanding as Andrade in goal.
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Portugal has won the couple’s three previous encounters in this competition: 4-0 in 2005, 2-1 in 2009 and 4-2 in 2015.
Teams Squad For Japan vs Portugal | FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Paraguay 2019
Japan Squad Against Portugal
Shingo Terukina, Tomoya Ginoza, Teruki Tabata, Ozu Moreira, Tomoyuki Iino, Kosuke Mastsuda, Naoya Matsuo, Takaaki OBA, Masayuki Komacki, Takuya Akaguma, Shusai Yamauchi, Masanori Okuyama
Coach: Ruy Ramos
Portugal Squad Against Japan
Petrony, Andrade, Coimbra, Andre Lourenco, Torres, Von, Belchior, Leo Martins, Jordan, Ruben Brilhante, Madjer, Be Martins
Coach: Mario Narciso
Weather Conditions For Japan vs Portugal | Saturday 30 November 2019