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Asian Stars Who Could Shine at the World Cup


Asia has produced a plethora of talented footballers who have excelled on the international scene. And now that the WorldCup22 has returned to Asian territory for the very first time since Japan and South Korea co-hosted the championship in 2002, many people in the region are hopeful this is their chance to shine once more.

Daichi Kamada (Japan)

Daichi Kamada

Concerns have been voiced about whether coach Hajime Moriyasu would have enough force at his disposal for the upcoming matches against Spain and Germany, given that his roster consists of four strikers with just 10 international goals between them.

The World Cup betting odds 2022 may not completely be in the nation’s favor, but given the play of their midfielder Daichi Kamada so far this season, the Samurai Blue may not even need a traditional out-and-out striker.

The Eintracht Frankfurt player has had a sensational start to the new season, scoring 12 goals in just 21 games across all competitions. His lively style of play is sure to attract the attention of many neutral fans in Qatar.

Son Heung-Min (South Korea)

Son Heung-Min

South Korea’s captain Son Heung-Min is, without a doubt, the best footballer in Asia right now. Son, who scarcely needs an introduction, arguably became a world-class player last season, when his 23 goals in the Premier League won him the competition’s Golden Boot with Mohamed Salah.

The Spurs player has had a slow start to the season and is currently an injury concern after breaking his face while on club duty.

However, he has reaffirmed his intention to spearhead the South Koreans at the tournament, which is excellent news for those hoping to see a typical Son screamer in Qatar, the more reasons to catch him and his team at the World Cup 2022 livestream.

Mehdi Taremi (Iran)

Mehdi Taremi

Mehdi Taremi, who was still playing professionally in Asia at the time of the last World Cup, will likely be remembered for an important blunder in stoppage time that cost Iran a stunning victory against Portugal and a historic spot in the Round of 16. For this year’s complete schedule, check our World Cup 2022 fixtures Singapore time page.

He’s reached the pinnacle of his career as a striker in the intervening four years, currently starring for Portuguese powerhouses Porto and scoring five goals in the UEFA Champions League this season.

Taremi, who has scored 62 goals in three and a half seasons since moving to Portugal and is capable of hurting any club Iran faces in Group B, was an integral part of the Porto team that captured the Portuguese league and cup both last season.

Almoez Ali (Qatar)

Almoez Ali

Almoez Ali, who was born in Sudan but raised in Qatar, is widely considered to be one of the best attackers in Asia. His stellar play was a major factor in Qatar’s national team’s AFC Asian Cup victory in 2019.

At the end of the tournament, Almoez was named the tournament’s Golden Boot winner and Most Valuable Player after scoring 9 goals in just 7 games. There’s a reason why there are plenty of best World Cup bet offers for him.

The 26-year-old has scored in every tournament in which Qatar has participated as an invited side since then, including the CONCACAF Gold Cup and the Copa America. He will be looking to add at least one more World Cup goal to his tally.

Takehiro Tomiyasu (Japan)

Takehiro Tomiyasu

Although Japan has sent many talented football players to Europe, very few have made an impact in the Premier League. Takehiro Tomiyasu hopes to alter that. The athletic defender had a successful two years in Serie A with Bologna before earning a transfer to Arsenal, where he quickly made his mark.

Tomiyasu will start with Samurai Blue senior captain May Yoshida and be entrusted to begin assaults with his controlled distribution from the back despite normally being used on the flanks for his team.

Salman Al-Faraj (Saudi Arabia)

Salman Al-Faraj

Salman Al-Faraj has spent his whole career with Saudi Arabian powerhouses Al Hilal, which is a bit of a shame because he is one of the most talented playmakers in Asia during the previous decade.

The 33-year-old is known for his calmness on the ball and pinpoint passing, and he scored a goal in Russia 2018 for his country in their victory over Egypt.Scoring opportunities could be at a premium in Qatar, as Saudi Arabia will face stiff trials against Poland, Mexico, and Argentina. They may have their best chance of success with Al-Faraj and his magic left foot. Until then, don’t forget that plenty of online betting sites offer free World Cup bets, so place your bets and show your support today!