Japan boss vows to fight for World Cup place against Australia

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Pulse-gh Oct. 11, 2021 12:24 p.m.

Japan boss vows to fight for World Cup place against Australia

"What we can do is focus on ourselves and make sure that our players are mentally and physically ready for the game tomorrow night," he said.

Japan would have to "read the game and play smart" against Australia, said Moriyasu, who played alongside Socceroos manager Graham Arnold with Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the J-League.

Arnold said the Socceroos will not be tempted to play for a draw in Saitama, and he expects "a great performance" from his team.

"There are 10 games, so we're only three games into it at the moment," he said "Of course, we're aware we're in a difficult situation," said Moriyasu, who Japanese media have speculated could lose his job with anything less than a win..

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