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2008 Japan national football team

This page records the details of the matches played by the Japan national football team during 2008. In 2008 the Japan national football team competed in the third and fourth round of the AFC 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifications, the 2008 East Asian Cup Final, and the 2008 Kirin Cup, amongst other friendly matches.[1]

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Result Score Venue Competition Japan Goal Scorers Match Report
January 26   Chile D 0–0 National Stadium, Tokyo Friendly (Kirin Challenge Cup) [1]
January 30   Bosnia and Herzegovina W 3–0 National Stadium, Tokyo Friendly (Kirin Challenge Cup) Nakazawa 68'
Yamase 83' 88'
[2]
February 6   Thailand W 4–1 Saitama Stadium, Saitama 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification (AFC) – Third Round Endo 21'
Okubo 54'
Nakazawa 66'
Maki 91'
[3]
February 17   North Korea D 1–1 Olympic Sports Center, Chongqing, China East Asian Cup Maeda 69' [4]
February 20   China PR W 1–0 Olympic Sports Center, Chongqing, China East Asian Cup Yamase 17' [5]
February 23   South Korea D 1–1 Olympic Sports Center, Chongqing, China East Asian Cup Yamase 68' [6]
March 26   Bahrain L 0–1 National Stadium, Madinat 'Isa, Bahrain 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification (AFC) – Third Round [7]
May 24   Ivory Coast W 1–0 Toyota Stadium, Toyota Kirin Cup Tamada 21' [8]
May 27   Paraguay D 0–0 Saitama Stadium, Saitama Kirin Cup [9]
June 2   Oman W 3–0 International Stadium, Yokohama 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification (AFC) – Third Round Nakazawa 10'
Okubo 22'
S.Nakamura 49'
[10]
June 7   Oman D 1–1 Royal Oman Police Stadium, Muscat, Oman 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification (AFC) – Third Round Endo 53' [11]
June 14   Thailand W 3–0 Rajamangala National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification (AFC) – Third Round Tulio 23'
Nakazawa 39'
K.Nakamura 88'
[12]
June 22   Bahrain W 1–0 Saitama Stadium, Saitama 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification (AFC) – Third Round Uchida 89' [13]
August 20   Uruguay L 1–3 Sapporo Dome, Sapporo Friendly (Kirin Challenge Cup) Own goal 48' [14]
September 6   Bahrain W 3–2 National Stadium, Madinat 'Isa, Bahrain 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification (AFC) – Fourth Round S.Nakamura 18'
Endo 44'
K.Nakamura 85'
[15]
October 9   United Arab Emirates D 1–1 Tohoku Denryoku Big Swan Stadium, Niigata Friendly (Kirin Challenge Cup) Kagawa 72' [16]
October 15   Uzbekistan D 1–1 Saitama Stadium, Saitama 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification (AFC) – Fourth Round Tamada 40' [17]
November 13   Syria W 3–1 Home's Stadium Kobe, Kobe Friendly (Kirin Challenge Cup) Nagatomo 3'
Tamada 26'
Okubo 62'
[18]
November 19   Qatar W 3–0 Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification (AFC) – Fourth Round T.Tanaka 19'
Tamada 47'
Tulio 68'
[19]

Players statisticsEdit

Player -2007 01.26 01.30 02.06 02.17 02.20 02.23 03.26 05.24 05.27 06.02 06.07 06.14 06.22 08.20 09.06 10.09 10.15 11.13 11.19 2008 Total
Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi 110(0) O - O - - O O - - - - - - - - - - O O 6(0) 116(0)
Shunsuke Nakamura 73(20) - - - - - - - - O O(1) O O O - O(1) O O - O 9(2) 82(22)
Junichi Inamoto 68(4) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - O O - - 2(0) 70(4)
Yuji Nakazawa 66(11) O O(1) O(1) O O O O O - O(1) O O(1) O O O O O - - 16(4) 82(15)
Akira Kaji 60(2) O - - O O O - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4(0) 64(2)
Yasuhito Endo 57(4) O O O(1) O O O O O O O O(1) O O - O(1) - O - O 16(3) 73(7)
Shinji Ono 55(6) - - - - - - - - - - - - - O - - - - - 1(0) 56(6)
Naohiro Takahara 53(23) O O O - - - - - O - - - - - - - - - - 4(0) 57(23)
Seigo Narazaki 51(0) - O - - O - - O O O O O O O O O O - - 12(0) 63(0)
Keiji Tamada 41(9) - - - - - - O O(1) - O O O O O O O O(1) O(1) O(1) 12(4) 53(13)
Yuichi Komano 27(0) O O O O O - O O O O O O - O - - - O - 13(0) 40(0)
Seiichiro Maki 26(7) O O O(1) - - - O - O O - - O - - O - O - 9(1) 35(8)
Yuki Abe 24(2) O O O - - - O - O - - - - O O - O O - 9(0) 33(2)
Masashi Oguro 21(5) - - - - - - - - - - - - - O - - - - - 1(0) 22(5)
Yoshito Okubo 21(2) O O O(1) - - - O O O O(1) O - - - - O O O(1) O 12(3) 33(5)
Keita Suzuki 20(0) O O O O O O O - O - - - - - - - - - - 8(0) 28(0)
Hisato Sato 19(3) - - - - - - - - - - - - O O O O - O O 6(0) 25(3)
Kengo Nakamura 16(1) O O O - O O O - O - - O(1) O O O(1) O - O - 13(2) 29(3)
Yasuyuki Konno 14(0) - O - - O O O O O O O O O - O - - O - 12(0) 26(0)
Naotake Hanyu 12(0) O O O O O - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5(0) 17(0)
Marcus Tulio Tanaka 9(2) - - - - - - - O O O O O(1) O - O - O O O(1) 10(2) 19(4)
Tatsuya Tanaka 8(1) - - - - - - - - - - - - - O O - - O O(1) 4(1) 12(2)
Satoru Yamagishi 8(0) O - - O - - O - - - - - - - - - - - - 3(0) 11(0)
Kisho Yano 7(1) O - - - - O - O - - O O - - - - - - - 5(0) 12(1)
Daisuke Matsui 6(1) - - - - - - - O O O O O - - O - - - O 7(0) 13(1)
Makoto Hasebe 6(0) - - - - - - - O O O O O - O O O O - O 10(0) 16(0)
Hideo Hashimoto 4(0) - - - - O O - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2(0) 6(0)
Ryuji Bando 3(2) - O O O - O - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4(0) 7(2)
Koji Yamase 2(1) O O(2) O - O(1) O(1) O - O - O - O O - - - - - 10(4) 12(5)
Ryoichi Maeda 2(1) - - - O(1) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1(1) 3(2)
Hiroki Mizumoto 2(0) - - - O - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1(0) 3(0)
Atsuto Uchida 0(0) O O O O O O - - - - O O O(1) - O O O O O 14(1) 14(1)
Yuto Nagatomo 0(0) - - - - - - - O O O - - - O - O - O(1) O 7(1) 7(1)
Shinji Kagawa 0(0) - - - - - - - O - O - O - - - O(1) O O - 6(1) 6(1)
Michihiro Yasuda 0(0) - - - O O O O - - - - - O - - - - - - 5(0) 5(0)
Shuhei Terada 0(0) - - - - - - - - O - - - - - - O - O O 4(0) 4(0)
Shinji Okazaki 0(0) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - O O O O 4(0) 4(0)
Yuzo Tashiro 0(0) - - - O O O - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3(0) 3(0)
Kazumichi Takagi 0(0) - - - - - - - - - - - - - O - O - O - 3(0) 3(0)
Shinzo Koroki 0(0) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - O O - - 2(0) 2(0)
Eiji Kawashima 0(0) - - - O - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1(0) 1(0)
Keisuke Honda 0(0) - - - - - - - - - - - - O - - - - - - 1(0) 1(0)
Takeshi Aoki 0(0) - - - - - - - - - - - - - O - - - - - 1(0) 1(0)

Top goal scorers for 2008Edit

Rank Name Position Goals Matches
1 Koji Yamase MF 4 9
Keiji Tamada FW 12
Yuji Nakazawa DF 16
4 Yoshito Okubo FW 3 12
Yasuhito Endo MF 16
6 Shunsuke Nakamura MF 2 9
Kengo Nakamura MF 10
Marcus Tulio Tanaka DF 10
9 7 players 1

KitsEdit

CoachEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Japan Football Association record of Japan international A matches". Japan Football Association.

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