Minamino’s Japan have qualified for the Qatar World Cup after a crucial 2-0 win over Australia.

Saudi Arabia will join Japan as qualifiers from group B, while Australia head for the play offs.

Japan have dominated in third round qualifiers, winning six consecutive games, conceding just one goal.

Liverpool forward Takumi Minamino has played a huge role, scoring ten goals in fourteen World Cup Qualifiers.

The Japanese international has had his best season for Liverpool, scoring nine goals and getting one assist.

Minamino has been Liverpool’s hero in the cup competitions this season.

He scored a last gasp goal against Leicester in the League cup, and saw the reds progress against Norwich in the FA Cup.

Japan have now reached each of the last seven World Cups, and Minamino will be hoping for a starring role in the winter.

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