Japan national team

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Japan
Elo Score1849
Elo Ranking
18th
Attack92
Defence81
Population124 234 800 inhabitants (2023)
Affiliations
  • AFC: since May 8th, 1954
  • FIFA: since 1921

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Major titles won by Japan

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Japan last international games

March 24th, 2023 in Japan – Friendly
DMarch 24th, 2023 in Japan
Japan
1849
-1
1 - 11906
+1
Uruguay
Friendly
December 5th, 2022 in Qatar – World Cup Round of 16
DDecember 5th, 2022 in Qatar
Croatia
1936
-9
1 - 11850
+9
Japan
World Cup
Round of 16
December 1st, 2022 in Qatar – World Cup Group E
WDecember 1st, 2022 in Qatar
Japan
1841
+49
2 - 12007
-49
Spain
World Cup
Group E
November 27th, 2022 in Qatar – World Cup Group E
LNovember 27th, 2022 in Qatar
Costa Rica
1762
+39
1 - 01792
-39
Japan
World Cup
Group E
November 23rd, 2022 in Qatar – World Cup Group E
WNovember 23rd, 2022 in Qatar
Japan
1831
+44
2 - 11919
-44
Germany
World Cup
Group E
November 17th, 2022 in the United Arab Emirates – Friendly
LNovember 17th, 2022 in the United Arab Emirates
Canada
1776
+11
2 - 11787
-11
Japan
Friendly
September 27th, 2022 in Germany – Friendly
DSeptember 27th, 2022 in Germany
Ecuador
1840
-1
0 - 01798
+1
Japan
Friendly
September 23rd, 2022 in Germany – Friendly
WSeptember 23rd, 2022 in Germany
Japan
1797
+17
2 - 01803
-17
United States
Friendly
July 27th, 2022 in Japan – East Asian Championship
WJuly 27th, 2022 in Japan
Japan
1780
+31
3 - 01783
-31
South Korea
East Asian Championship
July 24th, 2022 in Japan – East Asian Championship
DJuly 24th, 2022 in Japan
Japan
1749
-17
0 - 01463
+17
China
East Asian Championship

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Japan Elo rating evolution

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Japan results by competition

Competition P W D L GS GC GD
World Cup 25 7 6 12 25 33 -8
World Cup qualifiers 138 83 27 28 305 91 +214
Confederations Cup 16 5 2 9 19 25 -6
Copa América 6 0 3 3 6 15 -9
AFC Asian Cup 48 30 12 6 92 44 +48
AFC Asian Cup qualifiers 44 35 4 5 138 19 +119
East Asian Championship 27 13 9 5 44 25 +19
Others 489 214 102 173 814 659 +155
Total 777 372 164 241 1370 909 +461

Japan notable games

First international
May 23rd, 1923 in Japan – Far Eastern Games
First international
May 23rd, 1923
LMay 23rd, 1923
in Japan
Japan
1269
-31
1 - 21225
+31
Philippines
Far Eastern Games
First competitive game
May 23rd, 1923 in Japan – Far Eastern Games
First competitive game
May 23rd, 1923
LMay 23rd, 1923
in Japan
Japan
1269
-31
1 - 21225
+31
Philippines
Far Eastern Games
First World Cup qualifier
March 7th, 1954 in Japan – World Cup qualifier Group 13
First World Cup qualifier
March 7th, 1954
LMarch 7th, 1954
in Japan
Japan
1331
-11
1 - 51758
+11
South Korea
World Cup qualifier
Group 13
First World Cup game
June 14th, 1998 in France – World Cup Group H
First World Cup game
June 14th, 1998
LJune 14th, 1998
in France
Argentina
1906
+18
1 - 01719
-18
Japan
World Cup
Group H
Highest Elo rating: 1896 points
August 15th, 2001 in Japan – AFC-OFC Challenge Cup
Highest Elo rating
1896 points
WAugust 15th, 2001
in Japan
Japan
1896
+26
3 - 01849
-26
Australia
AFC-OFC Challenge Cup
Lowest Elo rating: 1213 points
August 27th, 1927 in China – Far Eastern Games
Lowest Elo rating
1213 points
LAugust 27th, 1927
in China
China
1596
+5
5 - 11213
-5
Japan
Far Eastern Games
Win against strongest opponents: 2007 points
December 1st, 2022 in Qatar – World Cup Group E
Win against strongest opponents
2007 points
WDecember 1st, 2022
in Qatar
Japan
1841
+49
2 - 12007
-49
Spain
World Cup
Group E
Loss against weakest opponents: 1135 points
May 26th, 1958 in Japan – Asian Games
Loss against weakest opponents
1135 points
LMay 26th, 1958
in Japan
Japan
1299
-35
0 - 11135
+35
Philippines
Asian Games
Most points won in a game: 57 points
August 4th, 1936 in Germany – Olympic Games
Most points won in a game
57 points
WAugust 4th, 1936
in Germany
Japan
1329
+57
3 - 21701
-57
Sweden
Olympic Games
Most points lost in a game: -59 points
December 15th, 1996 in the United Arab Emirates – AFC Asian Cup Quarter-final
Most points lost in a game
-59 points
LDecember 15th, 1996
in the United Arab Emirates
Kuwait
1642
+59
2 - 01746
-59
Japan
AFC Asian Cup
Quarter-final
Largest win
September 27th, 1967 in Japan – Olympic Games qualifier
Largest win
WSeptember 27th, 1967
in Japan
Japan
1577
+3
15 - 01019
-3
Philippines
Olympic Games qualifier
Largest loss
August 7th, 1936 in Germany – Olympic Games
Largest loss
LAugust 7th, 1936
in Germany
Italy
2053
+2
8 - 01327
-2
Japan
Olympic Games

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