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WOWOW Co., Ltd. WOWOW has an exclusive interview with Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, president of the Japan Football Association! It has been decided to appear on VTR during the broadcast of the “UEFA EURO 2024(TM) European Soccer Championship” quarterfinals!

[WOWOW Co., Ltd.] WOWOW has an exclusive interview with Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, president of the Japan Football Association! “UEFA EURO 2024(TM)
It has been decided that the VTR will appear on the broadcast of the quarterfinals of the European Soccer Championship!
*WOWOW Co., Ltd.*
Press release: July 5, 2024
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WOWOW has an exclusive interview with Japan Football Association President Tsuneyasu Miyamoto! “UEFA EURO 2024(TM)
It has been decided that the VTR will appear on the broadcast of the quarterfinals of the European Soccer Championship!
UEFA EURO 2024(TM) is a soccer festival where national teams from European countries compete once every four years.
“European Soccer Championship” (hereinafter referred to as “Euro”). The tournament ended with fierce competition in the group stage and the final tournament, where a loss would be the end of the final round of 16, and the top 8 were finally made.
So, ahead of the quarterfinals, WOWOW conducted an exclusive interview with former Japan national team captain Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, who became the youngest president of the Japan Football Association after the war at the age of 47 in March of this year. We looked at our impressions of this tournament so far and the top 8 notable matches.

――This tournament has now reached the top 16, but what are your honest impressions of the tournament as a whole?
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I get the impression that a country that is said to be a soccer powerhouse is suffering. This dark horse country has fought together as a team and achieved solid results. Also, the atmosphere at the stadium is great. I thought it was a great atmosphere, filled with lots of supporters rooting for their team. *

――Now that the top 8 are in place, are there any teams that stand out to you? *
My impression is that there are many good teams that are tactically sophisticated. I feel that analysis is pervasive. I think Switzerland and Slovakia are also good teams. I think many countries play soccer very carefully, both defensively and offensively. *
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Also, as a current trend in soccer, I think all teams are using their own goalkeeper to build up the attack. *

–Are there any matchups you’re interested in in the top 8?
* The two matches “Spain vs. Germany” and “Portugal vs. France” are definitely exciting matches. *

–What kind of development do you expect from “Spain vs. Germany”? *While Spain will push, we expect Germany to attack quickly using their width with the likes of Zane and Musiala. *
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I think Spain will have Yamal and Nico Williams able to attack the flanks, and they will have weapons like Rodri’s mid-range shots. In this tournament, we’ve seen Fabian Ruiz play well from the second row, and I’m looking forward to seeing how Germany’s defense will respond to Spain’s various attacks. think. *

–What do you think about the big match “Portugal vs. France”? *
I think there are some slow developments, but both teams have a sense of speed when the switch is turned on at some point, so seeing such exchanges in the second half, for example, makes for a very exciting battle. I think you can expect it. *

――Even though Portugal and France are national teams, I think each individual player stands out as an individual…
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I think that’s exactly right. If anything, individual players stand out, but I think France is conscious of organizing around Griezmann. Portugal is really fun to watch as they bring their individuality to the forefront. *

――The presence of Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal has been in the spotlight in many ways, but what do you think of it from your perspective?
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When it came to a penalty shootout (after missing a penalty kick in the first half of overtime in the Round of 16 match against Slovenia), I was impressed with his mental strength as he was able to score the first shot. Looking at Ronaldo shouting in various situations, I feel that he is very motivated in this tournament. I think they are doing it with some special feelings in mind. *

――Now we can finally see the highlights of the semi-finals, finals, and tournament. Many Japanese soccer fans watch games late at night, but what kind of things do you want soccer fans to enjoy about Europe’s top competition?
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I think one of the characteristics of the Euros is that the level of all matches is high. There is a lot to see from a tactical
perspective, and I think it will be interesting even for tactical enthusiasts. This tournament is full of great attacking players, so it’s a very satisfying tournament to see how the defense counters them and what kind of saves the goalkeeper makes. I am thinking. *

Mr. Miyamoto’s interview will also be fully featured during the quarterfinals broadcast, which will be broadcast and distributed at midnight on July 5th, Japan time. Please pay attention to how he views the Euros as the president of the Japan Football Association, not only regarding the players to watch and his predictions for winning, but also the trends in modern soccer that he noticed during the Euros, as well as the development of Japanese soccer.

◆◆◆ WOWOW program information ◆◆◆

“UEFA EURO 2024TM European Soccer Championship”
·Quarter finals
“Spain vs Germany” 7/6 (Sat) 0:45 a.m. [WOWOW Prime] [WOWOW On Demand] “Portugal vs France” 7/6 (Sat) 3:45am [WOWOW Prime] [WOWOW On Demand] “England vs Switzerland” 7/7 (Sun) 0:45 a.m. [WOWOW Prime] [WOWOW On Demand] “Netherlands vs. Türkiye” 7/7 (Sun) 3:45 a.m. [WOWOW Prime] [WOWOW On Demand]

・Semi-finals 7/10 (Wednesday) and 11 (Thursday) 3:45 a.m.
・Finals 7/15 (Monday/Holiday) 3:00am~

■For detailed broadcast and distribution information, visit the program’s official website!
https://www.wowow.co.jp/sports/euro/

■WOWOW On Demand now offers archives of all matches!
https://wod.wowow.co.jp/browse/exclusive-ui/37893

★Limited time price until 7/15 (Monday/Holiday)! Enjoy EURO and CL/EL at a great price “Euro 2024 + CL/EL 2024-25”
“Season Pass” is also on sale! Click here for details!
https://wod.wowow.co.jp/product/103

★Limited quantities of tournament official goods are now on sale at the online shop “wowshop”!
https://wowshop.jp/Form/Product/ProductList.aspx?shop=0&cat=1wsg01107&bid=wowshop

-Related information-
▶WOWOW Soccer Official X (old Twitter): @wowow_soccer
▶WOWOW Soccer official YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJQj2lbG_3w8UrncJd7JZXw
▶WOWOW Soccer Official Instagram: @wowowsoccer
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