Japan national team

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Match resultsNotable gamesTeam HonoursElo graphicsDemographicsFlags & kits
Japan
Elo Score1427
Elo Ranking
85th
Attack30
Defence54
Population114 714 400 inhabitants (1978)
Affiliations
  • AFC: since May 8th, 1954
  • FIFA: since 1921

Major titles won by Japan

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Major titles won by Japan

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Japan last international games

July 26th, 1978 in Malaysia – Merdeka Tournament
WJuly 26th, 1978 in Malaysia
Japan
1427
+23
4 - 01323
-23
Thailand
Merdeka Tournament
July 23rd, 1978 in Malaysia – Merdeka Tournament
LJuly 23rd, 1978 in Malaysia
Singapore
1161
+25
2 - 11404
-25
Japan
Merdeka Tournament
July 21st, 1978 in Malaysia – Merdeka Tournament
LJuly 21st, 1978 in Malaysia
Malaysia
1466
+19
4 - 11429
-19
Japan
Merdeka Tournament
July 19th, 1978 in Malaysia – Merdeka Tournament
LJuly 19th, 1978 in Malaysia
South Korea
1760
+9
4 - 01448
-9
Japan
Merdeka Tournament
July 17th, 1978 in Malaysia – Merdeka Tournament
WJuly 17th, 1978 in Malaysia
Japan
1457
+11
3 - 21333
-11
Syria
Merdeka Tournament
July 15th, 1978 in Malaysia – Merdeka Tournament
LJuly 15th, 1978 in Malaysia
Indonesia
1382
+19
2 - 11446
-19
Japan
Merdeka Tournament
July 13th, 1978 in Malaysia – Merdeka Tournament
DJuly 13th, 1978 in Malaysia
Iraq
1589
-6
0 - 01465
+6
Japan
Merdeka Tournament
May 23rd, 1978 in Japan – Friendly tournament
WMay 23rd, 1978 in Japan
Japan
1459
+10
3 - 01286
-10
Thailand
Friendly tournament
June 15th, 1977 in South Korea – Friendly
LJune 15th, 1977 in South Korea
South Korea
1672
+3
2 - 11449
-3
Japan
Friendly
April 3rd, 1977 in South Korea – World Cup qualifier
LApril 3rd, 1977 in South Korea
South Korea
1669
+6
1 - 01452
-6
Japan
World Cup qualifier

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Japan Elo rating evolution up to November 1st, 1978

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Japan results by competition up to November 1st, 1978

Competition P W D L GS GC GD
World Cup qualifiers 16 1 4 11 13 28 -15
AFC Asian Cup qualifiers 9 5 2 2 12 8 +4
Others 155 65 25 65 297 274 +23
Total 180 71 31 78 322 310 +12

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
Highest Elo rating: 1657 points
October 14th, 1968 in Mexico – Olympic Games
Highest Elo rating
1657 points
WOctober 14th, 1968
in Mexico
Japan
1657
+45
3 - 11566
-45
Nigeria
Olympic Games
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: 1701 points
August 4th, 1936 in Germany – Olympic Games
Win against strongest opponents
1701 points
WAugust 4th, 1936
in Germany
Japan
1329
+57
3 - 21701
-57
Sweden
Olympic Games
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: -58 points
September 23rd, 1971 in South Korea – Olympic Games qualifier
Most points lost in a game
-58 points
LSeptember 23rd, 1971
in South Korea
Malaysia
1366
+58
3 - 01523
-58
Japan
Olympic Games qualifier
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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