Japan face Costa Rica in Qatar World Cup


Fans display a large flag of Japan in the stands prior to the World Cup, group E match between Japan and Costa Rica, at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, on Sunday. AP

Japan will look to confirm an early ticket into the round of 16 when they face a struggling Costa Rica side at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on Sunday (kick-off 1000 GMT).

Starting line-ups for the World Cup Group E match between Japan and Costa Rica:

Japan (4-2-3-1)

Shuichi Gonda; Miki Yamane, Kou Itakura, Maya Yoshida (capt), Yuto Nagatomo; Wataru Endo, Hidemasa Morita; Ritsu Doan, Daichi Kamada, Yuki Soma; Ayase Ueda

Coach: Hajime Moriyasu

Costa Rica (5-3-2)

Keylor Navas; Keysher Fuller, Oscar Duarte, Francisco Calvo, Bryan Oviedo, Kendall Waston; Celso Borges, Yeltsin Tejeda, Gerson Torres; Anthony Contreras, Joel Campbell

Coach: Luis Fernando Suarez (COL)

Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG)

Agence France-Presse


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