Japan national team

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Team overview
Match resultsNotable gamesTeam HonoursElo graphicsDemographicsFlags & kits
Japan
Elo Score1787
Elo Ranking
18th
Attack58
Defence92
Population127 448 000 inhabitants (2011)
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: 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 - 01850
-26
Australia
AFC-OFC Challenge Cup
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: 1978 points
October 8th, 2010 in Japan – Friendly
Win against strongest opponents
1978 points
WOctober 8th, 2010
in Japan
Japan
1786
+13
1 - 01978
-13
Argentina
Friendly
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 January 7th, 2011

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Japan results by competition up to January 7th, 2011

Competition P W D L GS GC GD
World Cup 14 4 3 7 12 16 -4
World Cup qualifiers 88 47 20 21 173 70 +103
Confederations Cup 13 5 2 6 15 16 -1
Copa América 3 0 1 2 3 8 -5
AFC Asian Cup 31 17 9 5 58 31 +27
AFC Asian Cup qualifiers 28 20 3 5 65 17 +48
East Asian Championship 12 5 5 2 13 8 +5
Others 417 175 88 154 685 579 +106
Total 606 273 131 202 1024 745 +279

Japan last international games

October 12th, 2010 in South Korea – Friendly
DOctober 12th, 2010 in South Korea
South Korea
1737
-1
0 - 01787
+1
Japan
Friendly
October 8th, 2010 in Japan – Friendly
WOctober 8th, 2010 in Japan
Japan
1786
+13
1 - 01978
-13
Argentina
Friendly
September 7th, 2010 in Japan – Friendly
WSeptember 7th, 2010 in Japan
Japan
1773
+2
2 - 11450
-2
Guatemala
Friendly
September 4th, 2010 in Japan – Friendly
WSeptember 4th, 2010 in Japan
Japan
1771
+8
1 - 01780
-8
Paraguay
Friendly
June 29th, 2010 in South Africa – World Cup Round of 16
DJune 29th, 2010 in South Africa
Japan
1763
+3
0 - 01788
-3
Paraguay
World Cup
Round of 16
June 24th, 2010 in South Africa – World Cup Group E
WJune 24th, 2010 in South Africa
Japan
1760
+55
3 - 11730
-55
Denmark
World Cup
Group E
June 19th, 2010 in South Africa – World Cup Group E
LJune 19th, 2010 in South Africa
Netherlands
2066
+7
1 - 01705
-7
Japan
World Cup
Group E
June 14th, 2010 in South Africa – World Cup Group E
WJune 14th, 2010 in South Africa
Japan
1712
+31
1 - 01665
-31
Cameroon
World Cup
Group E
June 10th, 2010 in South Africa – Friendly
DJune 10th, 2010 in South Africa
Japan
1681
-8
0 - 01342
+8
Zimbabwe
Friendly
June 4th, 2010 in Switzerland – Friendly
LJune 4th, 2010 in Switzerland
Ivory Coast
1740
+14
2 - 01689
-14
Japan
Friendly

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