The coach of Japan .. Celebrated a continental cup against the Saudis


The current Japanese coach, Hijime Moriyasu, knew international matches in the early nineties, as Dutchman Hans Oft included him in the international list in May 1992 in preparation for a friendly match against Argentina, which the Japanese lost with a famous goal by Gabriel Batistuta.

Offt, the first foreign coach in the history of the Japanese national team, noticed the capabilities of Moriasu, Mazda player at the time “Sanfrecce now” and was among the elements that participated in the Asian Cup that world, he played that tournament, but the accumulation of cards prevented him from being against Saudi Arabia in the final, but he He celebrated his country’s first-ever Asian title.

Hajime participated in the 1994 World Cup qualifiers, in which a goalless draw against Saudi Arabia, and after he and his country were seconds away from qualifying for the finals, an Iraqi goal forced a draw between the two teams in Doha.

Moriyasu coached his Hiroshima team, along with leading the Japan youth team in 2004. He led the latter to the 2006 Asian runners-up, defeated his Saudi counterpart in the quarter-finals, qualified for the 2007 U-20 World Cup and reached the final price.

He returned to Hiroshima club in 2012 and won three league titles with two Super Cup crowns and a third place in the 2015 Club World Cup, defeating Auckland New Zealand, Mazembe of Congo and Guangzhou of China and losing with a goal against Argentine River Plate.

Haigimi took over the task of preparing the Japanese Olympics in 2017 to participate in the Tokyo Games, in which he finished fourth last summer, and also helped his compatriot Nishino in seven matches with the first team, including 4 in the World Cup finals in Russia, before taking over the leadership of the team as first coach in July 2018 for 1.3 million dollars annual salary,

Moriasu also faced Saudi Arabia in the Asian Games that year and won two goals to one. He was also the coach in his country’s victory over Al-Akhdar in the 2019 Asian Cup in the UAE, but he lost in the AFC U23 Cup in January 2020 against Saudi Arabia with two goals to one. in Thailand


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