Japan Team Squad For Fifa World Cup 2018 – One of the best successful teams in Asian football is Japan. Japan football history is also an inspiring one. It took 30 years for Japan since 1968 bronze medal to qualify for FIFA World Cup. But since then, Japan has qualified for this event for reglar six times. The Japan Team has also won the Asia Cup 4 times. The team also finished runners-up in 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup. Here are more details regarding Japan which are essential with FIFA World Cup 2018 coming soon.

Japan Team For FIFA World Cup

Japan Team For FIFA World Cup

Japan Team Past History, Previous Appearance & Best Results

The history of Japan Football is an inspiring to any nation who is yet to make an appearance in FIFA World Cup. The only achievement which Japan had till 1998 was the bronze medal at 1968 Summer Olympics. After the medal at Olympics, football gained popularity in Japan which eventually helped them to qualify for 1998 FIFA World Cup for the first time. Since then, Japan has qualified on every single occasion.

FIFA World Cup Finals record
Hosts / yearResult
Uruguay 1930Did Not Enter
Italy 1934
France 1938Withdrew
Brazil 1950Withdrew
Switzerland 1954Did Not Qualify
Sweden 1958Did Not Enter
Chile 1962Did Not Qualify
England 1966Did Not Enter
Mexico 1970Did Not Qualify
West Germany 1974
Argentina 1978
Spain 1982
Mexico 1986
Italy 1990
The United States 1994
France 1998Group Stage
South Korea & Japan 2002Round of 16
Germany 2006Group Stage
South Africa 2010Round of 16
Brazil 2014Group Stage
Russia 2018Qualified
Qatar 2022To be determined

Japan Team Squad & Players List For FIFA WC 2018

For any nation to progress in any game, an inspiration is something which is necessary to attract the attention of good amount of crowd. The bronze medal at 1968 Olympics was the turning point in the Japanese football. As the game progressed, Japan started to make a move and defeated strong teams like Argentina and France. Japan football fans would be hoping to get more such results in the upcoming event – FIFA WC 2018. The players who will shoulder these responsibilities are listed below. The players listed below is the probable Japan Team Squad for FIFA World Cup 2018.

Goalkeepers – Eiji Kawashima, Kosuke Nakamura, Shusaku Nishikawa

Defenders – Tomoaki Makino, Masato Morishige, Yuto Nagatomo, Gotoku Sakai, Hiroki Sakai, Gen Shoji, Naomichi Ueda, Maya Yoshida

Midfielders – Wataru Endo, Makato Hasebe, Yosuke Ideguchi, Shinji Kagawa, Hotaru Yamaguchi

Forwards – Genki Haraguchi, Keisuke Honda, Takashi Inui, Yuya Kubo, Shoya Nakajima, Shinji Okazaki, Yuya Osako

Japan Team Captain, Coach & Technical Staff

We saw how Japan progressed in the world of football but there was a team who was working continuously behind the team squad. For years along with players, technical staff spent their time for the players fitness and progress. Similarly even today technocal team is working hard behind the above mentioned players. Here is the complete list of Japan Technical staff along with the head coach and captain.

CaptainMakoto Hasebe
Head CoachVahid Halilhodžić
Assistant CoachJacky Bonnevay
Assistant CoachMakoto Teguramori
Physical CoachCyril Moine
Conditioning CoachNaoki Hayakawa
Goalkeeping CoachEnver Lugušić
Goalkeeping CoachYukiya Hamano

Japan Schedule, Upcoming Matches in FIFA World Cup 2018 – Buy Japan Match Tickets

Japanese football fans are excited after their qualification for FIFA World Cup 2018. Many people from Japan would be looking for the schedule of Japan in the opening rounds of FIFA World Cup 2018. But yet, FIFA is to announce the schedule for the FIFA WC 2018. Here we will share the upcoming Japan matches, Japan Schedule For FIFA World Cup 2018. Along with the schedule, fans can also book FIFA WC 2018 match tickets for Japan matches.

Japan Team Logo

Japan Team Jersey Buy Online

From 1917, Blue color has been associated with Japan Jersey in some or the other way. Addidas is the kit manufacturer and will surely continue as kit manufacturers till FIFA World Cup 2018. With dark blue jersey Japan flag and Japan national football logo has been printed on the left corner. The white strips on shoulders add to the beauty of the jersey.

Japan Team Jersey

Japan Team Jersey

How to Watch FIFA WC 2018 Live Streaming, Telecast Online in Japan?

FIFA WC 2018 Live Stream in Japan – For Japan, this is a huge moment. Japan is a country which has been knocking the doors in the world of football regularly. The team which failed to reach the FIFA World Cup till 1994 qualified for the first time in 1998. Since then Japan has been consistently qualified for the FIFA World Cup. Fans love the game of football in this part of the world. They regularly follow the sport and hence have also started searching for how & where to watch FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming in Japan. So here we are sharing the complete details of how you can enjoy Japan matches live streaming in Japan. In Japan, Fox Sports will live stream the FIFA WC 2018 Russia. For online users, Foxtel Now or Foxtel App is the best option. Football fans can also enjoy live streaming on NineGo & Nine Network.

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Scott Staffin will manage the editorial section in worldcupupdates.org. Scott is a passionate soccer blogger from the United States. He is also a football player and a diehard fan of Argentina.