The Spanish team will face Japan this Tuesday for a place in the final of the Olympic Games that would ensure a medal, either gold or silver. But eliminating the hosts will not be an easy task and even less seeing how Luis de la Fuente’s team had a difficult game against Ivory Coast.
In this semifinal, La Rojita will have to offer a change of image and, above all, watch over five players from the Japanese team who are the ones who carry the most danger.
He may only have one goal in the entire tournament, but Hayashi is Japan’s main offensive reference. He is one of those players who move very easily within the area and do not think twice when it comes to shooting.
A veteran player with experience in the Japanese defense. Hiroki Sakai will return to the eleven after serving his penalty match and it is one of the best news from Japan ahead of this semifinal.
The other center-back is also one of the most experienced players on the team, the captain of this team. His 1.89 height make him a danger in the passing game. If he is encouraged to finish a corner he will have to be well guarded and in defense he is not an easy player to overlook.
The PSV midfielder is being a great partner for Kubo at these Olympics. Both understand each other perfectly and manage the team’s game. Doan already knows what it is to mark Spain, he did it three weeks ago in the friendly match between the two teams.
He is being the great name of the Japan team in these Olympic Games and has guided his team to these semifinals based on goals and assists. The Real Madrid player is going through a sweet moment and he can only destroy La Rojita’s hopes in one play.