One of the torchbearers of Asian football in the world, the Japanese football team, open their account in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup with a match against Turkmenistan. The Samurai Blue’s manager spoke bullishly ahead of the game stating his team were in top shape and raring to go all the way. If you are looking for the live telecast and online streaming details of the AFC Asia Cup match, then you can find the relevant information here.
Since the World Cup, the Japanese have not lost a single game under the new management. Their fine form can only be gauged by the fact that they triumphed over Uruguay 4-3 in one of the fixtures. Turkmenistan will have reasons to get worried about the quality of opposition they are facing but can only go out and give their best. AFC Asian Cup 2019 Schedule in PDF: Download Asia Cup Football Full Timetable in IST With Fixtures, Matches, Team and Venue Details.
Japanese have quality names at the back with Yuto Nagatomo and Maya Yoshida the chief amongst them. The duo has a combined 199 caps between them and is a beautiful reader of the game. Yoshida has been a real positive for English club Southampton who has otherwise had a torrid season.
Big names like Shinji Kagawa and Shinji Okazaki have been dropped to make way for fresh talents as Japan’s looks to regain the summit of Asian football. Werder Bremen’s Yuya Osako is one of the top strikers' tournament and is a real asset for Japan. Sunil Chhetri & Co Perform Viking Clap After India's Win Over Thailand at 2019 AFC Asian Cup, Watch Video.
Turkmenistan is making a second appearance in Asia’s premier competition after 2004 and despite an average squad, will look to get a few points in the bag. Yazguly Hojageldyyew will be preparing his troops for a long day at work with the Japanese being better than them in every department.
The role of striker Altymyrat Annadurdyyew is crucial as he got essential goals for his nation in the past tournaments. Defenders Serdar Annaorazow and Akmyrat Jumanazarow will have to hope and pray they can keep the fast-paced Japanese attack at bay.
Turkmenistan lost twice and drew one game when it last played in the Asian Cup and looks like the Japanese will not let them better their record any time soon.
When is Japan vs Turkmenistan, AFC Asian Cup 2019 Football Match? Know the Date, Time and Venue Details
The AFC Asian Cup 2019 match between Japan and Turkmenistan will take place on January 9, i.e. Wednesday. The contest will begin at 4.30 pm (IST). The game will be played at the Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Where to Watch the Live Telecast of Japan vs Turkmenistan, AFC Asian Cup 2019 Football Match?
Star Sports Network is the official broadcaster of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 tournament in India. The fans will have to tune into Star Sports' channels to watch the match action live. People living in Southeast Asian regions, and Australia can watch it on FOX Sports Network.
How to Watch the Free Live Streaming Online of Japan vs Turkmenistan, AFC Asian Cup 2019 Football Match?
Since Star Sports Network holds the official broadcasting rights of AFC Asian Cup 2019, the fans will have to watch the live streaming of Japan vs Turkmenistan match online on Hotstar.