Japan lost to Oman 0-1 on Thursday in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. Liverpool forward Takumi Minamino was injured and had to sit on the bench. He has just left the Japanese gathering and has been replaced by… Ado Onaiwu.
The Toulousain was not initially summoned, but has just been called to the rescue. After playing the friendly match against Pau in Tarbes on Friday (3-2), the former Yokohama F. Marinos will take a plane to Qatar. Indeed, on Tuesday, Japan will play an extremely important meeting against China at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha. Onaiwu could celebrate his third international selection there, after his first two caps dating from June (including a hat-trick against Kyrgyzstan). He then returned to Toulouse as quickly as possible to prepare for the trip to Le Havre (Monday, September 13 at 8:45 p.m. on beIN SPORTS 1).