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.
|Group H||Colombia||Japan||Mordovia Arena||19 Jun
|Group H||Japan||Senegal||Ekaterinburg Arena||24 Jun
|Group H||Japan||Poland||Volgograd Arena||28 Jun
|Round of 16||Belgium||Japan||Rostov Arena||02 Jul