World at their Feet | Japanese winger who qualified his team for the World Cup

Having risen through the ranks at Kawasaki Frontale, Kaoru Mitoma made the unorthodox decision to go to University and not enter professional football.

Now at Premier League Brighton, Mitoma’s greatest success so far has been for the national team. Scoring two vital goals to secure his nation's place at the World Cup. He is now ready to tackle the competition to come.

About World at Their Feet

Meet some of the top Olympic footballers to watch out for at FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. They recount their journey to becoming professional players as they are about to embark on a major international event.

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