Japan players list for FIFA 2018 world cup and Roster and Match Schedule

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Japan players list for FIFA 2018 world cup and Roster and Match Schedule

The Japan National Football Team represents Japan with the association of Japan Football Association. Akira Nishino is the head coach of Japan and Makoto Haseba is the captain of he team.

Japan has been qualified for the last six FIFA World Cups consecutively. Japan is the only team from outside of America to particpate in the Copa America. Japan made its first appearance in 1988 for the Asian Cups.

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The team played its first International FIFA World Cup in 1917. Japanese national team supporters are known for chanting "Nippon Ole". Japan maintains a strong rivalry against South Korea and played seventy-eight matches out of which they won 14 matches and 22 matches were draw.

NicknameSamurai Blue
Association- Japan Football Association
Head coach- Akira Nishino
Captain- Makoto Haseba
Most Caps- Yasuhito Endo(152)
Top Scorer- Kunishige Kamamoto(80)

World Cup History of Japan National Football Team

FIFA Rankings-5
First International- May 9, 1917
Best Appearance- 6(first in 1998)
Best Achievements- Round of 16,2002 and2010
Semi Finals- 0
Finals- 0

Japan Squad ,Players list,team, Time Table FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

Time (Local Time)
Match No
19 June 2018
Colombia vs Japan
Match 16 
Saransk, Mordovia Arena, Ulitsa Volgogradskaya, 1
24 June 2018
Japan vs Senegal
Match 32
Ekaterinburg Arena, Ulitsa Reina, 5
28 June 2018
Japan vs Poland
Match 47
Volgograd Arena, Prospekt Lenina, 76

Japan players list for FIFA 2018


Eiji Kawashima
Masaaki Higashiguchi
Kosuke Nakamura


Yuto Nagatomo
Maya Yoshida
Hiroki Sakai
Tomoaki Makino
Gōtoku Sakai
Gen Shoji
Wataru Endo
Naomichi Ueda


Makoto Hasebe
Shinji Kagawa
Toshihiro Aoyama
Hotaru Yamaguchi
Keisuke Honda
Genki Haraguchi
Takashi Inui
Takashi Usami
Gaku Shibasaki
Ryota Oshima
Kento Misao
Yosuke Ideguchi


Shinji Okazaki
Yuya Osako
Yoshinori Mutō
Takuma Asano

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