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National Team Japan (3028)
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Information
Country  Nippon
Zone Asia, Africa and Oceania
Fondation Global Season 15
History
Debut  Scotland 2 - 1  Nippon Wc match icon.png 15-03-2002
 Nippon 3 - 0  Brasil Icon-friendly-game.png 01-03-2002
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Kit
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The National team Nippon represents Japan in the international friendlies and the World Cup.

NT Japan plays international games since 2002, and took part to qualifying for World Cup I, edition in which the country was also host (but failed to qualify).

History[edit]

The Japanese National Team has qualified for the World Cup main phase in the following occasions:

  1. The first qualification was back during WC 5. Japan outsmarted France, Indonesia and Uruguay in the qualification group games and made it to the last 32. Here Japan finished third in front of Austria, but behind Indonesia and Italy which qualified for round III.
  2. The success was repeated 10 seasons later during WC 10 when Japan managed to beat Portugal and Suomi among few others in the qualification group. In round II the team once again finished third behind Portugal and Colombia, but ahead of Venezuela.
  3. For the WC 11 Japan finished second in the qualification behind Spain and thus made it to the World Cup main phase for the 3rd time. Here they beat Russia with an amazing 6-2 in their first game.
  4. In WC 12 Japan qualified to second round where the team placed 3rd before Denmark.
  5. During WC 15 Japan placed third in Round II after winning again 6-2 a match, this time against Canada.
  6. In WC 25 Japan qualified first both in Round I and Round II groups, but was then eliminated in Round III after only one victory.
  7. For the WC 26 Japan finished second in the qualification behind Chile, but then was thrown out of the competition by Croatia, Scotland and Cuba.
  8. WC 27 remains the best result ever for Japan in World Cup as they finished 3rd in Round III, just one goal away from qualification, with the same points of Italy which passed the turn as second in Group and then go on to win the tournament.


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Japanese NT Coaches History
Ed. / Host Election Votes Manager World Cup Result
WC 30 Benin 09 July 2019 ? / ? Česká republika oslicek Round I, 7th place in Group 5
WC 29 Hrvatska 27 Nov. 2018 ? / ? Česká republika oslicek Round I, 3rd place in Group 15
WC 28 Latvija 17 Apr. 2018 ? / ? España DHT-Oscar Round I, 8th place in Group 10
WC 27 Oceania 05 Sept. 2017 ? / ? España DHT-Oscar Round III, 3rd place in Group 2
WC 26 Guatemala 24 Jan. 2017 ? / ? Austria Grabner Round II, 4th place in Group 6
WC 25 France 14 June 2016 ? / ? Austria Grabner Round III, 4th place in Group 1
WC 24 Eesti 03 Nov. 2015 ? / ? Česká republika oslicek Round I, 6th place in Group 13
WC 23 Indonesia 24 Mar. 2015 ? / ? Italia zagortenay Round I, 5th place in Group 12
WC 22 Andorra 12 Aug. 2014 ? / ? tyyris Round I, 3rd place in Group 8
WC 21 Brazil 31 Dec. 2013 14 / 21 USA jashaz Round I, 3rd place in Group 9
WC 20 Tounes 21 May 2013 26 / 29 Meiyuu-Kantoku Round I, 3rd place in Group 9
WC 19 Crna Gora 09 Oct. 2012 27 / 41 Junnja Round I, 5th place in Group 3
WC 18 Israel 28 Feb. 2012 26 / 42, then 21 / 51 N-Kobayashi,then Oldguy Round I, 3rd place in Group 3
WC 17 Trinidad & Tobago 19 July 2011 21 / 41 England oafcmetty Round I, 3rd place in Group 7
WC 16 India 07 Dec. 2010 21 / 41 N-Kobayashi Round I, 5th place in Group 10
WC 15 South Africa 27 Apr. 2010 67 / 89 N-Kobayashi Round II, 3rd place in Group 6
WC 14 Thailand 15 Sept. 2009 28 / 38 Suomi NaokiSoma Round I, 5th place in Group 11
WC 13 Hellas 03 Feb. 2009 39 / 54 EuanRioArran Round I, 3rd place in Group 4
WC 12 Colombia 24 June 2008 18 / 26 saheki Round II, 3rd place in Group 4
WC 11 Belgium 14 Nov. 2007 35 / 47 MD-JakobTrier Round III 4th place in Group 2
WC 10 Portugal 04 Apr. 2007 25 / 42 Kes2005 Round II, 3rd place in Group 1
WC 09 Rossiya 22 Aug. 2006 28 / 44 Kes2005 Qualification (3 out of 7)
WC 08 Germany 10 Jan. 2006 34 / 45 TheTherk Qualification (3 out of 6)
WC 07 China 31 May 2005 41 / 63 Fish-Man Qualification (4 out of 6)
WC 06 Brazil 19 Oct. 2004 28 / 42 Fish-Man Qualification (3 out of 5)
WC 05 España 09 Mar. 2004 20 / 28 MD-JakobTrier Round II, 3rd place in Group 1
WC 04 USA 06 Jan. 2004 ? / ? trinit, then fujisan Did not participate
WC 03 Nederland 28 May 2003 ? / ? Sephroth Did not participate
WC 02 Argentina 15 Oct. 2002 ~2 / ? Charleyboy Pre-Qualification
WC 01 Japan Hanguk March 2002 ~2 / ? saheki Pre-Qualification


Detail[edit]

Final
Semi-Finals
Round-IV
Round-III
Round-II
Qualification
WC
PQ
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1
PQ
-
2
-
-
3
-
-
4
2
5
3/5
-
6
4/6
-
7
3/6
-
8
3/7
-
9
2
10
3
11
2
12
3/7
-
13
5/8
-
14
2
15
5/8
-
16
3/8
-
17
3/8
-
18
5/8
-
19
3/8
-
20
3/8
-
21
3/8
-
22
5/8
-
23
6/8
-
24
4/4
3
25
4/4
2
26
3/4
3
27
8/8
-
28
3/8
-
29
7/8
-
30