FIFA World Cup Japan Team 2014

FIFA World Cup Japan Team Links
2014 Schedule 2014 Points Table
2014 Squad / Players List Facts
FIFA World Cup Record Individual Records
Most Capped Players Top Goalscorers
Coaches 2010 Information

FIFA World Cup Japan Fixtures / Results 2014

FIFA World Cup Japan Team Schedule 2014

14 Jun 2014 - 22:00 Local time
Arena Pernambuco
Recife
Group C Côte d'Ivoire 2-1 Japan
19 Jun 2014 - 19:00 Local time
Estadio das Dunas
Natal
Group C Japan 0-0 Greece
24 Jun 2014 - 16:00 Local time
Arena Pantanal
Cuiaba
Group C Japan 1-4 Colombia

FIFA World Cup Japan Team 2014 Points Table

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Japan 3 0 1 2 2 6 4 1

FIFA World Cup Uruguay Team 2014 Squad

# Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Eiji Kawashima 20 March 1983 55 0 Standard Liège
12 GK Shūsaku Nishikawa 18 June 1986 12 0 Urawa Red Diamonds
23 GK Shūichi Gonda 3 March 1989 2 0 FC Tokyo
2 DF Atsuto Uchida 27 March 1988 66 2 Schalke 04
3 DF Gōtoku Sakai 14 March 1991 12 0 Stuttgart
5 DF Yūto Nagatomo 12 September 1986 68 3 Internazionale
6 DF Masato Morishige 21 May 1987 8 1 FC Tokyo
15 DF Yasuyuki Konno 25 January 1983 79 1 Gamba Osaka
19 DF Masahiko Inoha 28 August 1985 22 1 Júbilo Iwata
21 DF Hiroki Sakai 12 April 1990 16 0 Hannover 96
22 DF Maya Yoshida 24 August 1988 39 2 Southampton
4 MF Keisuke Honda 13 June 1986 54 20 Milan
7 MF Yasuhito Endō 28 January 1980 142 12 Gamba Osaka
8 MF Hiroshi Kiyotake 12 November 1989 25 1 Nürnberg
10 MF Shinji Kagawa 17 March 1989 55 17 Manchester United
14 MF Toshihiro Aoyama 22 February 1986 4 0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
16 MF Hotaru Yamaguchi 6 October 1990 10 0 Cerezo Osaka
17 MF Makoto Hasebe 18 January 1984 78 2 Nürnberg
9 FW Shinji Okazaki 16 April 1986 74 38 Mainz 05
11 FW Yoichiro Kakitani 3 January 1990 10 4 Cerezo Osaka
13 FW Yoshito Ōkubo 9 June 1982 55 5 Kawasaki Frontale
18 FW Yūya Ōsako 18 May 1990 7 3 1860 München
20 FW Manabu Saitō 4 April 1990 4 1 Yokohama F. Marinos

FIFA World Cup Japan Team Facts

Nickname(s) (Samurai Blue)
(Zac Japan)
Association (Japan Football Association)
Sub-confederation EAFF (East Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head Coach Alberto Zaccheroni
Captain Makoto Hasebe
Most Caps Yasuhito Endō (142)
Top Scorer Kunishige Kamamoto (80)
Home Stadium Saitama Stadium 2002
FIFA Code JPN
FIFA Ranking 47
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)

Competitive Records

FIFA World Cup Record

FIFA World Cup Finals Record   Qualifications Record
Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA GP W D L GS GA
1930 Did Not Enter - - - - - -
1934 - - - - - -
1938 Withdrew - - - - - -
1950 Banned - - - - - -
1954 Did Not Qualify 2 0 1 1 3 7
1958 Did Not Enter - - - - - -
1962 Did Not Qualify 2 0 0 2 1 4
1966 Did Not Enter - - - - - -
1970 Did Not Qualify 4 0 2 2 4 8
1974 4 1 0 3 5 4
1978 4 0 1 3 0 5
1982 4 2 0 2 4 2
1986 8 5 1 2 15 5
1990 6 2 3 1 7 3
1994 13 9 3 1 35 6
1998 Group Stage 31st 3 0 0 3 1 4 15 9 5 1 51 12
2002 Round of 16 9th 4 2 1 1 5 3 - - - - - -
2006 Group Stage 28th 3 0 1 2 2 7 12 11 0 1 25 5
2010 Round of 16 9th 4 2 1 1 4 2 14 8 4 2 23 9
2014 Qualified TBD             14 8 3 3 30 8
2018 To be determined - - - - - -
2022 To be determined - - - - - -
Total 4/20 9th 14 4 3 7 12 16   102 54 24 24 203 78

Individual Records

Most Capped Players

# Player Caps Goals Career
1 Yasuhito Endō 142 12 2002–
2 Masami Ihara 122 5 1988–1999
3 Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi 116 0 1997–2010
4 Yuji Nakazawa 110 17 1999–2010
5 Shunsuke Nakamura 98 24 2000–2010
6 Kazuyoshi Miura 89 55 1990–2000
7 Kunishige Kamamoto 84 80 1964–1977
8 Junichi Inamoto 82 5 2000–2010
= Alessandro Santos 82 7 2002–2006
10 Yasuyuki Konno 79 1 2005–

Top Goalscorers

# Player Goals Caps Career
1 Kunishige Kamamoto 80 84 1964–1977
2 Kazuyoshi Miura 55 89 1990–2000
3 Hiromi Hara 38 76 1978–1988
= Shinji Okazaki 38 74 2008–
5 Takuya Takagi 27 44 1992–1997
6 Kazushi Kimura 26 54 1979–1986
7 Shunsuke Nakamura 24 98 2000–2010
8 Naohiro Takahara 23 57 2000–2008
9 Masashi Nakayama 21 54 1990–2003
10 Keisuke Honda 20 54 2008–

Coaching

Position Name
Head Coach Alberto Zaccheroni
Assistant Coach Stefano Agresti
Fitness Coach Eugenio Albarella
Goalkeeping Coach Maurizio Guido
Technical Assistant Ichiro Wada
Technical Assistant Giampaolo Colautti

FIFA World Cup Japan Fixtures / Results 2010

FIFA World Cup Pre-Quater Finals2010

Match Date - Time Venue   Results  
55 Tuesday, 29 June Pretoria, 16:00 Paraguay 0(5):0(3) Portugal

 

Match Date - Time Venue   Results  
10 14/06 16:00 Mangaung / Bloemfontein Japan 1:0 (1:0) Cameroon
25 19/06 13:30 Durban Netherlands 1:0 (0:0) Japan
43 24/06 20:30 Rustenburg Denmark 1:3 (0:2) Japan

FIFA World Cup Japan Squad 2010

NUM NAME POSITION HT WT DOB
23 Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi Goalkeeper 1.79m 75 kg August 15, 1975
21 Eiji Kawashima Goalkeeper 1.85m 78 kg March 20, 1983
1 Seigo Narazaki Goalkeeper 1.85m 76 kg April 15, 1976
13 Daiki Iwamasa Defender 1.86m 82 kg January 30, 1982
3 Yuichi Komano Defender 1.71m 71 kg July 25, 1981
15 Yasuyuki Konno Defender 1.78m 73 kg January 25, 1983
5 Yuto Nagatomo Defender 1.70m 65 kg September 12, 1986
22 Yuji Nakazawa Defender 1.87m 78 kg February 25, 1978
4 Tulio Tanaka Defender 1.85m 82 kg April 24, 1981
6 Atsuto Uchida Defender 1.76m 62 kg March 27, 1988
2 Yuki Abe Midfielder 1.78m 75 kg September 6, 1981
7 Yasuhito Endo Midfielder 1.77m 70 kg January 28, 1980
17 Makoto Hasebe Midfielder 1.77m 65 kg January 18, 1984
18 Keisuke Honda Midfielder 1.81m 74 kg June 13, 1986
20 Junichi Inamoto Midfielder 1.81m 75 kg September 18, 1979
8 Daisuke Matsui Midfielder 1.70m 58 kg May 11, 1981
14 Kengo Nakamura Midfielder 1.75m 66 kg October 31, 1980
10 Shunsuke Nakamura Midfielder 1.78m 69 kg June 24, 1978
19 Takayuki Morimoto Forward 1.80m 70 kg May 7, 1988
9 Shinji Okazaki Forward 1.73m 70 kg April 16, 1986
16 Yoshito Okubo Forward 1.68m 61 kg June 9, 1982
11 Keiji Tamada Forward 1.73m 67 kg April 11, 1980
12 Kisho Yano Forward 1.85m 74 kg April 5, 1985