Short World Cup build-up poses challenges, tests coaches


              FILE - Head coach Hajime Moriyasu walks on the pitch during a training session of Japan's national soccer team in Duesseldorf, Germany, prior a friendly match against the USA, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. The World Cup in Qatar will have an unusually truncated build-up to the tournament. World Cups typically take place in June and July at the end of a traditional European soccer season and teams have about three weeks to prepare. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
            
              FILE - US head coach Gregg Berhalter reads a book during a training session of the US soccer team in Cologne, Germany, prior to a friendly match against Japan, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. The World Cup in Qatar will have an unusually truncated build-up to the tournament. World Cups typically take place in June and July at the end of a traditional European soccer season and teams have about three weeks to prepare. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)