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Flag of Japan Japan
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Nickname(s) Samurai Blue
Association Japan Football Association
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Flag of Japan Hajime Moriyasu
Captain Flag of Japan Makoto Hasebe
Most caps Flag of Japan Yasuhito Endō (152)
Top scorer Flag of Japan Kunishige Kamamoto (80)
Ground Saitama Stadium 2002
FIFA code JPN
FIFA ranking 27
Highest FIFA ranking 9 (February 1998)
Lowest FIFA ranking 66 (December 1992)
Elo ranking 25
Highest Elo ranking 8 (August 2001, March 2002)
Lowest Elo ranking 112 (September 1962)
First international  Japan 0–5  China
Biggest win  Japan 15–0 Philippines 
Biggest defeat  Japan 2–15 Philippines 
World Cup appearances 5 (First in 1998)
Best result Round of 16, 2002, 2010, 2018
Asian Cup appearances 7 (First in 1988)
Best result Champions, 1992, 2000, 2004, 2011
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The Japan national football team (サッカー日本代表 Sakkā Nippon Daihyō) is the national association football team of Japan and is controlled by the Japan Football Association.

History

Main article: History of the Japan national football team

FIFA World Cup history

Main article: Japan FIFA World Cup history

FIFA World Cup

AFC Asian Cup

Main article: Japan AFC Asian Cup history

Friendly matches 2013-14

Main article: Japan friendly match history

Players

Current squad

The following 23 players have been called up for 2019 AFC Asian Cup.[1]
Caps and goals as of 1 February 2019 after the match against Qatar.

# Pos Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
12 1GK Shūichi Gonda 3 March 1989 (1989-03-03) (age 32) 11 0 Flag of Portugal Portimonense
1 1GK Masaaki Higashiguchi 12 May 1986 (1986-05-12) (age 35) 7 0 Flag of Japan Gamba Osaka
23 1GK Daniel Schmidt 3 February 1992 (1992-02-03) (age 29) 2 0 Flag of Japan Vegalta Sendai
5 2DF Yuto Nagatomo 12 September 1986 (1986-09-12) (age 35) 116 3 Flag of Turkey Galatasaray
22 2DF Maya Yoshida (Captain) 24 August 1988 (1988-08-24) (age 33) 95 10 Flag of England Southampton
19 2DF Hiroki Sakai 12 April 1990 (1990-04-12) (age 31) 55 1 Flag of France Marseille
20 2DF Tomoaki Makino 11 May 1987 (1987-05-11) (age 34) 38 4 Flag of Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
16 2DF Takehiro Tomiyasu 5 November 1998 (1998-11-05) (age 23) 9 1 Flag of Belgium Sint-Truiden
18 2DF Tsukasa Shiotani 5 November 1988 (1988-11-05) (age 33) 7 1 Flag of United Arab Emirates Al-Ain
2 2DF Genta Miura 1 March 1995 (1995-03-01) (age 26) 6 0 Flag of Japan Gamba Osaka
3 2DF Sei Muroya 5 April 1995 (1995-04-05) (age 26) 6 0 Flag of Japan FC Tokyo
4 2DF Sho Sasaki 2 October 1989 (1989-10-02) (age 32) 4 0 Flag of Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima
8 3MF Genki Haraguchi 9 May 1991 (1991-05-09) (age 30) 47 10 Flag of Germany Hannover 96
10 3MF Takashi Inui 2 June 1988 (1988-06-02) (age 33) 34 6 Flag of Spain Alavés
7 3MF Gaku Shibasaki 28 May 1992 (1992-05-28) (age 29) 32 3 Flag of Spain Getafe
6 3MF Wataru Endo 9 February 1993 (1993-02-09) (age 28) 20 0 Flag of Belgium Sint-Truiden
9 3MF Takumi Minamino 16 January 1995 (1995-01-16) (age 26) 13 5 Flag of Austria Red Bull Salzburg
14 3MF Junya Ito 9 March 1993 (1993-03-09) (age 28) 12 2 Flag of Belgium Genk
17 3MF Toshihiro Aoyama 22 February 1986 (1986-02-22) (age 35) 12 1 Flag of Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima
21 3MF Ritsu Doan 16 June 1998 (1998-06-16) (age 23) 11 3 Flag of Netherlands Groningen
15 4FW Yuya Osako 18 May 1990 (1990-05-18) (age 31) 41 14 Flag of Germany Werder Bremen
13 4FW Yoshinori Mutō 15 July 1992 (1992-07-15) (age 29) 29 3 Flag of England Newcastle United
11 4FW Koya Kitagawa 26 July 1996 (1996-07-26) (age 25) 8 0 Flag of Japan Shimizu S-Pulse

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up to the Japan squad in last 12 months.

INJ Withdrew due to an injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.
RET Retired from national team.
SUS Player suspended.
Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Eiji Kawashima 20 March 1983 (1983-03-20) (age 38) 88 0 Flag of France Strasbourg 2018 FIFA World Cup
GK Kosuke Nakamura 27 February 1995 (1995-02-27) (age 26) 4 0 Flag of Japan Kashiwa Reysol 2018 FIFA World Cup
DF Ryosuke Yamanaka 20 April 1993 (1993-04-20) (age 28) 1 1 Flag of Japan Urawa Red Diamonds v.  Kyrgyzstan, 20 September 2018 INJ
DF Shintaro Kurumaya 5 April 1992 (1992-04-05) (age 29) 4 0 Flag of Japan Kawasaki Frontale v.  Costa Rica, 11 September 2018
DF Naomichi Ueda 24 October 1994 (1994-10-24) (age 27) 4 0 Flag of Belgium Cercle Brugge v.  Costa Rica, 11 September 2018
DF Gōtoku Sakai RET 14 March 1991 (1991-03-14) (age 30) 42 0 Flag of Germany Hamburger SV 2018 FIFA World Cup
DF Gen Shoji 11 December 1992 (1992-12-11) (age 28) 15 1 Flag of France Toulouse 2018 FIFA World Cup
DF Masato Morishige 21 May 1987 (1987-05-21) (age 34) 41 2 Flag of Japan FC Tokyo v.  Ukraine, 27 March 2018
DF Tomoya Ugajin 23 March 1988 (1988-03-23) (age 33) 1 0 Flag of Japan Urawa Red Diamonds v.  Ukraine, 27 March 2018
MF Shoya Nakajima 23 August 1994 (1994-08-23) (age 27) 6 2 Flag of Qatar Al-Duhail 2019 AFC Asian Cup INJ
MF Hidemasa Morita 10 May 1995 (1995-05-10) (age 26) 2 0 Flag of Japan Kawasaki Frontale 2019 AFC Asian Cup INJ
MF Kento Misao 16 April 1996 (1996-04-16) (age 25) 6 0 Flag of Japan Kashima Antlers v.  Kyrgyzstan, 20 November 2018 INJ
MF Jun Amano 19 July 1991 (1991-07-19) (age 30) 1 0 Flag of Japan Yokohama F. Marinos v.  Costa Rica, 11 September 2018
MF Tatsuya Ito 26 June 1997 (1997-06-26) (age 24) 0 0 Flag of Germany Hamburger SV v.  Costa Rica, 11 September 2018
MF Hotaru Yamaguchi 6 October 1990 (1990-10-06) (age 31) 45 2 Flag of Japan Vissel Kobe v.  Chile, 7 September 2018
MF Ryota Oshima 23 January 1993 (1993-01-23) (age 28) 5 0 Flag of Japan Kawasaki Frontale v.  Chile, 7 September 2018 INJ
MF Makoto Hasebe RET 18 January 1984 (1984-01-18) (age 37) 114 2 Flag of Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 2018 FIFA World Cup
MF Keisuke Honda RET 13 June 1986 (1986-06-13) (age 35) 98 37 Flag of Australia Melbourne Victory 2018 FIFA World Cup
MF Shinji Kagawa 17 March 1989 (1989-03-17) (age 32) 95 31 Flag of Turkey Beşiktaş 2018 FIFA World Cup
MF Takashi Usami 6 May 1992 (1992-05-06) (age 29) 26 3 Flag of Germany Fortuna Düsseldorf 2018 FIFA World Cup
MF Yasuyuki Konno RET 25 January 1983 (1983-01-25) (age 38) 93 4 Flag of Japan Gamba Osaka 2018 FIFA World Cup
MF Yōsuke Ideguchi 23 August 1996 (1996-08-23) (age 25) 12 2 Flag of Germany Greuther Fürth 2018 FIFA World Cup PRE / INJ
MF Ryota Morioka 12 April 1991 (1991-04-12) (age 30) 5 0 Flag of Belgium Anderlecht v.  Ukraine, 27 March 2018
FW Takuma Asano 10 November 1994 (1994-11-10) (age 27) 18 3 Flag of Germany Hannover 96 2019 AFC Asian Cup INJ
FW Kenyu Sugimoto 18 November 1992 (1992-11-18) (age 29) 8 1 Flag of Japan Urawa Red Diamonds v.  Kyrgyzstan, 20 November 2018
FW Yuma Suzuki 26 April 1996 (1996-04-26) (age 25) 0 0 Flag of Japan Kashima Antlers v.  Venezuela, 16 November 2018 INJ
FW Kengo Kawamata 14 October 1989 (1989-10-14) (age 32) 9 1 Flag of Japan Júbilo Iwata v.  Uruguay, 16 October 2018
FW Yu Kobayashi 23 September 1987 (1987-09-23) (age 34) 14 2 Flag of Japan Kawasaki Frontale v.  Panama, 12 October 2018 INJ
FW Shinji Okazaki 16 April 1986 (1986-04-16) (age 35) 116 50 Flag of England Leicester City 2018 FIFA World Cup
FW Yūya Kubo 24 December 1993 (1993-12-24) (age 27) 13 2 Flag of Germany Nürnberg v.  Ukraine, 27 March 2018

Current coaching staff

Alumni

Former players

Main article: List of Japanese international players

Managers

Main article: List of Japanese international managers

Honours

International

Bronze Medal (1): 1968
Runners-Up (1): 2001

Continental

Champions (4): 1992, 2000, 2004, 2011
Years (6): 2000, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011

Regional

  • Dynasty Cup
Champions (3): 1992, 1995, 1998
  • EAFF East Asian Cup
Champions (1): 2013
  • Far Eastern Games
Champions (1): 1930

Other

  • Afro-Asian Cup of Nations
Champions (2): 1993, 2007
  • AFC – OFC Challenge Cup
Champions (1): 2001
  • Kirin Cup
Champions (11): 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011

External links

  1. Japan announce squad for UAE 2019. The AFC (13 December 2018).
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Football in Japan
League competitions The JFA Cup competitions
J1 League Japan Emperor's Cup
J2 League (U-23) (U-20) J. League Cup
J3 League (U-17) Japanese Super Cup
Japan Football League List of clubs J. League All-Star Soccer
Japanese Regional Leagues List of stadiums Senior Football Championship
List of leagues
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Japan – 2010 FIFA World Cup – Round of 16
  • Manager: Flag of ? [[]]
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Japan – 2014 FIFA World Cup – Group stage

1. Kawashima 2. Uchida 3. G. Sakai 4. Honda 5. Nagatomo 6. Morishige 7. Endō 8. Kiyotake 9. Okazaki 10. Kagawa 11. Kakitani 12. Nishikawa 13. Ōkubo 14. Aoyama 15. Konno 16. Yamaguchi 17. Hasebe (c) 18. Ōsako 19. Inoha 20. Saitō 21. H. Sakai 22. Yoshida 23. Gonda

  • Manager: Flag of Italy Alberto Zaccheroni
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Japan – 2015 AFC Asian Cup – Knockout stage

1. Kawashima 2. Ueda 3. Ota 4. Honda 5. Nagatomo 6. Morishige 7. Endō 8. Kiyotake 9. Okazaki 10. Kagawa 11. Toyoda 12. Nishikawa 13. Kobayashi 14. Muto 15. Konno 16. Shiotani 17. Hasebe (c) 18. Inui 19. Shoji 20. Shibasaki 21. Sakai 22. Yoshida 23. Higashiguchi

  • Manager: Flag of Mexico Javier Aguirre
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