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Japan

The Japan national football group (???????? Sakk? Nippon Daihy?) speaks to Japan in affiliation football and is worked by the Japan Football Association (JFA), the representing body for affiliation football in Japan. The present head mentor is Akira Nishino. Japan is a standout amongst the best groups in Asia, having met all requirements for the last six sequential FIFA World Cups with second round progressions in 2002 and 2010, and having won the AFC Asian Cup a record four times, in 1992.

FIFA Ranking: 55

World Cup History

5 /14
FINALS / QUALIFYING CAMPAIGNS

FIRST FWC: 1998     Last FWC: 2014

best achievement: Round of 16 2002, 2010
first stage
5 APPEARANCES
semifinals
0 APPEARANCES
final
0 APPEARANCES
titles
0 championships

The Coach

AKIRA NISHINO
AKIRA NISHINO

The degree of Nishino's FIFA World Cup encounter stretches out to playing in four World Cup qualifiers for Japan in 1977. Be that as it may, the veteran mentor has understanding of overseeing at FIFA competitions, assuming responsibility of his nation at the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Atlanta 1996 and directing Gamba Osaka to the FIFA Club World Cup semi-finals in 2008.

The Star

MAYA YOSHIDA

A refined and beautiful focus back, Yoshida has been one of the foundations of Japan's group more than two FIFA World Cup battles. Skipper of Japan's 2012 Olympic Games group, the Southampton-based Yoshida is a helpful resource at set-pieces, contributing his offer of objectives.

MAYA YOSHIDA

Matches


June 19, 2018 - 15:00 Local time
Group H
Mordovia Arena
Saransk
Colombia
Colombia
15:00
Japan
June 24, 2018 - 20:00 Local time
Group H
Ekaterinburg Arena
Ekaterinburg
Japan
20:00
Senegal
Senegal
June 28, 2018 - 17:00 Local time
Group H
Volgograd Arena
Volgograd
Japan
17:00
Poland
Poland

Group


Group H
Teams MP W D L GF GA +/- Pts
3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
3 1 0 2 2 5 -3 3
3 2 0 1 5 2 3 6
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