According to the latest national team rankings, Japan, Iran, and South Korea rank among the top three in Asia. Among them, Japan ranks 27th in the world, Iran ranks 29th in the world, and South Korea ranks second in the world. No. 38, whether in terms of rankings or in terms of team performance in recent years, the Japanese team has indeed surpassed the old Asian powerhouse Iranian team to become the No. 1 in Asia, and the success of the Japanese team also reflects the modern football Regularity, team football is more important than individual football.
The Japanese team has won 4 Asian Cup titles since 1992, while Iran has never won the Asian Cup since 1976. In the semi-finals of the Asian Cup in 2019, Japan beat Iran 3-0 to advance to the final. , But unfortunately lost to Qatar 1-3 in the final and finished second. Since 2004, the Japanese team has played a total of 5 games with the Iranian team, of which the Japanese team only lost one. Although the Iranian players' physical fitness or personal abilities are better than those of the Japanese team, their tactics are executed. The players are far inferior to the Japanese team, just like the goal of the Japanese team to break the deadlock in the 2019 Asian Cup.
In the 55th minute of the game, Japanese forward Takumi Minano and Iranian defender Kanani fell to the ground while fighting for a half goal. The referee did not stop the game, but five Iranian players walked to the referee to express themselves. There was no foul, and at this time, Takumi Minano, who fell to the ground, did not lie on the ground and asked for a free kick. Instead, he quickly got up and chased the ball back. Taking advantage of the opponent's back defense was not in place, he also scored a cross and assisted. It is a very beautiful goal made by the Japanese players through the influence of the European League and reasonable use of the rules on the field. This is the perfect embodiment of the extremely high tactical qualities of the Japanese players. The Iranian team players are too emotional, once they are behind or unable to open the situation, they are easily out of balance and make irrational actions.
在比赛的第55分钟，日本前锋小野美实（Takumi Minano）和伊朗后卫卡纳尼（Kanani）争夺半球时倒在地上。裁判没有停止比赛，但是五名伊朗球员走到裁判面前表达自己的意思。没有犯规，这时，倒在地上的Minami Takumi没有躺在地上并要求任意球。相反，他迅速站起来追球。没有利用对手的后卫优势，他也得分并助攻。这是日本球员通过欧洲联盟的影响和在场上合理使用规则所制定的非常漂亮的目标。这是日本选手极高战术素质的完美体现。伊朗队的球员太过情绪化，一旦落后或无法打开局面，他们很容易失衡并采取不合理的行动。
In the new national team roster announced by the Japanese team, 12 players play in the top five European leagues, while the Iranian team only plays in the top five leagues of the Premier League Brighton’s Jahan Bakhsh, and other European teams. Most of the players are in the European sub-level leagues such as the Portuguese Super League, the Belgian League, and the Turkish Super League. The Iranian striker Azmon only played in the Russian Super League. And the biggest problem for the Iranian team is that most of the players in Europe are forwards, and midfielders and defenders are the biggest shortcomings. The midfielders of the Japanese team include Villarreal’s Kukanei and Stuttgart’s Endo Frankfurt's Kamada Ochi, etc., this lineup is more than one grade higher than the Iranian team. The Japanese team’s defense is also not weak. Sampdoria’s Asaya Yoshida, Bologna’s Fuan Jianyang, and Marseille’s Hiroki Sakai are the main players of their respective clubs, while the most famous defender of the Iranian team may only be Gent Milad Mohammedi.
在日本队宣布的新的国家队名单中，有12名球员参加了欧洲前五名联赛，而伊朗队仅参加了英超布莱顿队的贾汉·巴赫什（Jahan Bakhsh）和其他欧洲队的前五名联赛。大多数球员都在欧洲次级联赛中，例如葡萄牙超级联赛，比利时联赛和土耳其超级联赛。伊朗前锋阿兹蒙只参加过俄罗斯超级联赛。对于伊朗队来说，最大的问题是欧洲大多数球员都是前锋，而中场和后卫是最大的缺点。日本队的中场球员包括比利亚雷亚尔的库卡内伊和斯图加特的远藤法兰克福队的卡玛达·奥奇等，这一阵容比伊朗队高出一个等级以上。日本队的防守也不弱。桑普多利亚的吉田浅矢（Asaya Yoshida），博洛尼亚（Bologna）的福安·建阳（Fuan Jianyang）和马赛的iro弘弘（Hiroki Sakai）是各自俱乐部的主要球员，而伊朗队最著名的后卫则可能只有根特·米拉德·穆罕默迪（Gent Milad Mohammedi）。
From the perspective of paper strength, the current Japanese team has surpassed the Iranian team in other positions except for the striker. The tactical execution ability of Japanese players exceeds that of Iranian players. This is not a surpass that can be accomplished overnight. The inevitable result of moving in a right direction, the position of No. 1 in Asia, the Japanese team deserves it.