JapanJapan

Coach: Akira Nishino

Japan qualified after a 2-0 win against Australia and finished first in Group B in Asian qualifying. Their best finish was in 2002 when they reached the second round of the tournament. Considered as one of the World Cup’s underdogs, they are not to be taken lightly as they sport a reliable squad with sufficient European football experience.

FIFA World Cup Statistics

Points

16

Matches Played

17

Won

4

Draw

4

Lost

9

Goals Scored

14

Goals Against

22

Average Points

0.9

Appearances

5

Match Schedule

Group HColombiaJapanMordovia Arena19 Jun
15:00 loc
Group HJapanSenegalEkaterinburg Arena24 Jun
20:00 loc
Group HJapanPolandVolgograd Arena28 Jun
17:00 loc
Round of 16BelgiumJapanRostov Arena02 Jul
21:00 loc

Group Standings

MPWDLGFGA+/-Pts
Group H Japan32015236
Group H Senegal31114404
Group H Colombia31114404
Group H Poland310225-33