Japan and Oman both flattered to deceive in their opening group games and are under pressure to deliver a good solid win. While Japan did manage to win against Turkmenistan but it certainly did not do any favours to their reputation as one of the best sides in Asia. They even trailed for a brief period of time but picked up their game in second half. Oman though they had got a draw against the Uzbekistan only to lose to an 85th minute winner. While survival is at stake for Oman, vast improvements is needed by the Japanese to be considered serious challengers for the title. AFC Asian Cup 2019 Points Table: Latest Group-Wise Team Standings of 17th Edition of Men’s Football Championship Tournament of Asia.
It is a transition phase for Japanese football with the likes of Shinji Kagawa, Keisuke Honda and Makoto Hasebe all moving on. Yuya Osako bagged a brace against Turkmenistan and the Werder Bremen man was one of the few positives from the team. Maya Yoshida was pretty average in his defending last game and the if Japan are to go far in the tournament, Yoshida has to be far more assuring. Another area of concern is first choice goalkeeper Shuichi Gonda who was at fault partially for the goals. He will be given another chance though since his deputies are not quite at his level yet.
Pim Verbeek’s Oman have a lot of catching up to do in terms of playing good possession based football. Muhsen Al Ghassani came off the bench to score for Oman and this could act as a catalyst in his promotion to the starting eleven. A predatory striker, Ghassani is also blessed with good pace that is vital for a static midfield of theirs. Defenders Saad Al Mukhaini and Mohammed Al Musalami did well until the late goal that ruined their day. Japan need to get a comfortable win under their so that the new squad grows more in confidence with plenty of tough fixtures coming up in the near future. AFC Asian Cup 2019 Schedule in PDF: Download Asia Cup Football Full Timetable in IST With Fixtures, Matches, Team and Venue Details.
When is Oman vs Japan, AFC Asian Cup 2019 Football Match? Know the Date, Time and Venue Details
In the second match on January 13, i.e. Sunday, Oman will take on Japan. The competition will begin at 4.30 PM (IST) and it will be played at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Where to Watch the Live Telecast of Oman vs Japan, AFC Asian Cup 2019 Football Match?
The viewers will able to watch the live match action of Oman vs Japan on Star Sports Network channels. The viewers in the south-east Asian regions and Australia can watch the live match telecast on Fox Sports Network.
How to Watch the Free Live Streaming Online and Football Score Updates of Oman vs Japan, AFC Asian Cup 2019 Football Match?
As Star Sports Network holds the official broadcasting rights of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 in India, the viewers can catch the live action through Star Sports' live streaming service, i.e. Hotstar.