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  • Name: Japan
  • City: Tokyo
  • Home Stadium: National Olympic Stadium
  • Established Date: 1921
  • Coach: Hajime Moriyasu
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FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)
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Japan Score
FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC)HTFT
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Kyrgyzstan 3
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Japan 2
Tajikistan
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Japan 1
Myanmar 1
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Mongolia
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Serbia 2
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Korea Republic
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Japan 4
Mexico 3
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Panama 1 2
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Cameroon 1
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Japan Player
# Name Position
 
Gaku Shibasaki Central Midfield
 
Ryota Oshima Central Midfield
 
Yosuke Ideguchi Central Midfield
1
Eiji Kawashima Goalkeeper
12
Shuichi Gonda Goalkeeper
12
Nakamura Kosuke Goalkeeper
23
Daniel Schmidt Goalkeeper
 
Daiya Maekawa Goalkeeper
 
Shusaku Nishikawa Goalkeeper
 
Ryosuke Kojima Goalkeeper
4
Gen Shoji Defender
5
Yuto Nagatomo Defender
6
Shogo Taniguchi Defender
7
Hidemasa Morita Defender
16
Ryoya Ogawa Defender
19
Sho Sasaki Defender
20
Shinnosuke Nakatani Defender
 
Kouki Anzai Defender
 
Tsuyoshi Watanabe Defender
 
Hayato Araki Defender
 
Yusuke Muta Defender
 
Daiki Hashioka Defender
 
Ken Matsubara Defender
 
Shinnosuke Hatanaka Defender
9
Daichi Kamada Midfielder
13
Kento Hashimoto Midfielder
17
Tatsuhiro Sakamoto Midfielder
21
Hayao Kawabe Midfielder
21
Yukinari Sugawara Midfielder
 
Sho Inagaki Midfielder
 
Taiyo Koga Midfielder
 
Tsukasa Morishima Midfielder
 
Hotaru Yamaguchi Midfielder
 
Yasuto Wakisaka Midfielder
 
Kensuke Nagai Midfielder
8
Genki Haraguchi Forward
10
Takumi Minamino Forward
11
Kyogo Furuhashi Forward
14
Junya Ito Forward
18
Takuma Asano Forward
24
Musashi Suzuki Forward
 
Yuya Osako Forward
 
Ataru Esaka Forward
 
Kyosuke Tagawa Forward
 
Daiki Suga Secondary Striker
 
Daizen Maeda Secondary Striker
11
Keita Endo Right Wing
 
Teruhito Nakagawa Right Wing
 
Tatsuya Ito Left Wing
 
Nakajima Shoya Left Wing
 
Hiroki Abe Left Midfield
 
Daiki Sugioka Left Midfield
22
Miki Yamane Attacking Midfield
25
Koji Miyoshi Attacking Midfield
 
Kota Watanabe Attacking Midfield
 
Taishi Matsumoto Defensive Midfield
 
Teruki Hara Defensive Midfield
3
Sei Muroya Right Back
 
Hiroki Sakai Right Back
 
Shintaro kurumayasi Left Back
2
Ueda Naomichi Centre Back
 
Ryosuke Shindo Centre Back
 
Yugo Tatsuta Centre Back
 
Genta Miura Centre Back
 
Tomoki Iwata Centre Back
 
Yuta Nakayama Centre Back
15
Ado Onaiu Centre Forward
 
Shinji Okazaki Centre Forward
 
Hajime Moriyasu Coach
The Japan national football team represents Japan in association football and is operated by the Japan Football Association (JFA), the governing body for football in Japan. The current head coach is former footballer and current coach of the Japan national under-23 football team: Hajime Moriyasu. Japan was not a major football force until the end of 1980s with its team just a small and amateur team, but since 1990s when Japanese football became fully professionalized, Japan has quickly emerged as one of the most successful teams in Asia, having qualified for the last six consecutive FIFA World Cups with second round advancements in 2002, 2010, and 2018, and having won the AFC Asian Cup a record four times, in 1992, 2000, 2004 and 2011. The team has also finished second in the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. Their principal continental rivals are South Korea, North Korea, China and most recently, Australia; though they also develop rivalries against Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.