Japan national team

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Match resultsNotable gamesTeam HonoursElo graphicsDemographicsFlags & kits
Japan
Elo Score1803
Elo Ranking
20th
Attack74
Defence66
Population126 964 000 inhabitants (2001)
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 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
1334
-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
1907
+18
1 - 01719
-18
Japan
World Cup
Group H
Highest Elo rating: 1815 points
October 29th, 2000 in Lebanon – AFC Asian Cup Final
Highest Elo rating
1815 points
WOctober 29th, 2000
in Lebanon
Japan
1815
+19
1 - 01695
-19
Saudi Arabia
AFC Asian Cup
Final
Lowest Elo rating: 1214 points
August 27th, 1927 in China – Far Eastern Games
Lowest Elo rating
1214 points
LAugust 27th, 1927
in China
China
1644
+4
5 - 11214
-4
Japan
Far Eastern Games
Win against strongest opponents: 1923 points
May 26th, 1996 in Japan – Friendly tournament
Win against strongest opponents
1923 points
WMay 26th, 1996
in Japan
Japan
1706
+21
1 - 01923
-21
Yugoslavia
Friendly tournament
Loss against weakest opponents: 1133 points
May 26th, 1958 in Japan – Asian Games
Loss against weakest opponents
1133 points
LMay 26th, 1958
in Japan
Japan
1302
-35
0 - 11133
+35
Philippines
Asian Games
Most points won in a game: 56 points
August 4th, 1936 in Germany – Olympic Games
Most points won in a game
56 points
WAugust 4th, 1936
in Germany
Japan
1332
+56
3 - 21701
-56
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
1641
+59
2 - 01745
-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
1579
+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
2055
+2
8 - 01330
-2
Japan
Olympic Games

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Japan Elo rating evolution up to May 30th, 2001

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Japan results by competition up to May 30th, 2001

Competition P W D L GS GC GD
World Cup 3 0 0 3 1 4 -3
World Cup qualifiers 62 28 16 18 125 56 +69
Confederations Cup 2 0 0 2 1 8 -7
Copa América 3 0 1 2 3 8 -5
AFC Asian Cup 19 11 4 4 34 18 +16
AFC Asian Cup qualifiers 16 10 3 3 33 11 +22
Others 332 135 64 133 559 497 +62
Total 437 184 88 165 756 602 +154

Japan last international games

April 25th, 2001 in Spain – Friendly
LApril 25th, 2001 in Spain
Spain
1959
+4
1 - 01803
-4
Japan
Friendly
March 24th, 2001 in France – Friendly
LMarch 24th, 2001 in France
France
2118
+4
5 - 01807
-4
Japan
Friendly
December 20th, 2000 in Japan – Friendly
DDecember 20th, 2000 in Japan
Japan
1811
-4
1 - 11757
+4
South Korea
Friendly
October 29th, 2000 in Lebanon – AFC Asian Cup Final
WOctober 29th, 2000 in Lebanon
Japan
1815
+19
1 - 01695
-19
Saudi Arabia
AFC Asian Cup
Final
October 26th, 2000 in Lebanon – AFC Asian Cup Semi-final
WOctober 26th, 2000 in Lebanon
Japan
1796
+22
3 - 21711
-22
China
AFC Asian Cup
Semi-final
October 24th, 2000 in Lebanon – AFC Asian Cup Quarter-final
WOctober 24th, 2000 in Lebanon
Japan
1774
+31
4 - 11604
-31
Iraq
AFC Asian Cup
Quarter-final
October 20th, 2000 in Lebanon – AFC Asian Cup Group C
DOctober 20th, 2000 in Lebanon
Japan
1743
-14
1 - 11555
+14
Qatar
AFC Asian Cup
Group C
October 17th, 2000 in Lebanon – AFC Asian Cup Group C
WOctober 17th, 2000 in Lebanon
Japan
1757
+26
8 - 11499
-26
Uzbekistan
AFC Asian Cup
Group C
October 14th, 2000 in Lebanon – AFC Asian Cup Group C
WOctober 14th, 2000 in Lebanon
Japan
1731
+42
4 - 11635
-42
Saudi Arabia
AFC Asian Cup
Group C
August 16th, 2000 in Japan – Friendly
WAugust 16th, 2000 in Japan
Japan
1689
+5
3 - 11504
-5
United Arab Emirates
Friendly

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