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International Journal (Juni 2022)

International Journal (June 2022)

Mory Konaté and Daniel Schmidt are finally back with the squad. After their great season 21-22, the Guinean midfielder and the Japanese goalkeeper joined their national teams for a few games.

Daniel SchmidtThe Samurai Blue had 2 friendly games and a mini friendly tournament (with Ghana, Tunisia and Costa Rica) lined-up. Paraguay was the first opponent on their way. With Daniel Schmidt and ex-STVVers Kamada and Endo, Japan easily beat Paraguay 4-1. The coach rotated between his three keepers in the next two games. Gonda played the friendly against Brazil (lost 0-1), while Kawashima played the opener of the friendly mini-tournament, the Kirin Cup, against Ghana (won 4-1). Japan advanced to the finals against Tunisia but completely fell apart in the second half. Schmidt found the ball in the back of the net 3 times. 0-3 was the final score.

Mory Konaté

Our number 6 joined 'le Syli National' for the group phase of the qualification for the African Cup of Nations. Guinea is in group D alongside Egypt (vice-champions of the latest CAN), Malawi and Ethiopia. Guinea lost 1-0 against Mohamed Salah and his team in Cairo and went on to win 1-0 at home against Malawi on a goal from Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita in the additional time. Konaté was in the selection but never played a minute in those two games. All 4 teams are now tied with 3 points each.


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