2017 Japan national football team

The Japan national football team in 2017, managed by head coach Vahid Halilhodžić compete in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round and 2017 EAFF E-1 Football Championship among international friendly matches both at home and abroad.

RecordEdit

Competition GP W D L GF GA GD
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round 5 3 1 1 9 2 +7
International Friendly 5 1 2 2 7 9 -2
2017 EAFF E-1 Football Championship 3 2 0 1 4 5 -1
Total 13 6 3 4 20 16 +4

KitsEdit

On 7 June, Japan used special kit to celebrate 20th anniversary of Japan's qualification to their first World Cup finals. It was used against Syria. Since November, a new home kit is used.

MatchesEdit

April 3 (3-28) 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC) Round 3 Japan   4–0   Thailand   Saitama, Japan
19:35 UTC+9
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Stadium: Saitama Stadium 2002
Attendance: 59,003
Referee: Kim Dong-jin (South Korea)
June 7 2017 Kirin Challenge Cup Japan   1−1   Syria   Chōfu, Tokyo, Japan
19:30 JST
Report (PDF)
Stadium: Ajinomoto Stadium
Attendance: 43,608
Referee: Daniel Stefański (Poland)
January 6 (6-13) 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC) Round 3 Iraq   1–1   Japan   Tehran, Iran[2]
16:55 UTC+4:30
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Stadium: Shahid Dastgerdi Stadium
Attendance: 983
Referee: Fu Ming (China PR)
July 8 (8-31) 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC) Round 3 Japan   2–0   Australia   Saitama, Japan
19:35 UTC+9
Report (FIFA)
Report (AFC)
Stadium: Saitama Stadium 2002
Attendance: 59,492
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)
October 6 2017 Kirin Challenge Cup Japan   2−1   New Zealand   Toyota, Japan
19:30 JST
Report (PDF)
Stadium: Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 38,461
Referee: Liu Kwok Man (Hong Kong)
October 10 2017 Kirin Challenge Cup Japan   3−3   Haiti   Yokohama, Japan
19:30 JST
Report (PDF)
Stadium: Nissan Stadium
Attendance: 47,420
Referee: Peter Green (Australia)
October 11 (11-10) International friendly Japan   1–3   Brazil   Villeneuve d'Ascq, France
13:00 UTC+1 Makino   63' Report (ESPN)
Stadium: Stade Pierre-Mauroy
Attendance: 16,922
Referee: Benoît Bastien (France)
February 11 (11-14) International friendly Belgium   1–0   Japan   Brugge, Belgium
20:45 UTC+1 Lukaku   72' Report (ESPN)
Report (UEFA)
Stadium: Jan Breydel Stadium
Attendance: 21,000
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
September 12 (12-09) 2017 EAFF E-1 Football Championship Final Round Japan   1–0   North Korea   Chōfu, Tokyo, Japan
19:15 UTC+9 Ideguchi   90+3' Report Stadium: Ajinomoto Stadium
Attendance: 20,806[3]
Referee: Chris Beath (Australia)[3]
December 12 (12-12) 2017 EAFF E-1 Football Championship Final Round Japan   2–1   China PR   Chōfu, Tokyo, Japan
19:15 UTC+9 Kobayashi   84'
Shōji   88'
Report Yu Dabao   90+3' (pen.) Stadium: Ajinomoto Stadium
Attendance: 17,220[4]
Referee: Muhammad Taqi (Singapore)[4]
April 12 (12-16) 2017 EAFF E-1 Football Championship Final Round Japan   1–4   South Korea   Chōfu, Tokyo, Japan
19:15 UTC+9 Kobayashi   3' (pen.) Report Kim Shin-wook   13'35'
Jung Woo-young   23'
Yeom Ki-hun   69'
Stadium: Ajinomoto Stadium
Attendance: 36,645[5]
Referee: Chris Beath (Australia)[5]


  Win    Draw    Loss

Players statisticsEdit

Player -2016 03.23 03.28 06.07 06.13 08.31 09.05 10.06 10.10 11.10 11.14 12.09 12.12 12.16 2017 Total
Shinji Okazaki 106(49) O O(1) O - O O - - - - - - - 5(1) 111(50)
Makoto Hasebe 104(2) - - - - O - - - O - - - - 2(0) 106(2)
Yuto Nagatomo 91(3) O O O O O O O O O O - - - 10(0) 101(3)
Yasuyuki Konno 87(2) O(1) - O(1) O - - - - - - O O O 6(2) 93(4)
Keisuke Honda 86(36) O O O O - O - - - - - - - 5(0) 91(36)
Shinji Kagawa 84(27) O O(1) O - - - O O(1) - - - - - 5(2) 89(29)
Eiji Kawashima 72(0) O O O O O O O - O O - - - 9(0) 81(0)
Maya Yoshida 71(9) O O(1) O O O O O - O O - - - 9(1) 80(10)
Hiroshi Kiyotake 42(5) - O - - - - - - - - - - - 1(0) 43(5)
Masato Morishige 39(2) O O - - - - - - - - - - - 2(0) 41(2)
Hiroki Sakai 32(0) O O O O O O O - O O - - - 9(0) 41(0)
Gotoku Sakai 32(0) - O - O - - - O - O - - - 4(0) 36(0)
Hotaru Yamaguchi 30(2) O O O - O O O - O O - - - 8(0) 38(2)
Tomoaki Makino 24(2) - - - - - - O O O(1) O - - - 4(1) 28(3)
Genki Haraguchi 20(6) O O O O O O - O O O - - - 9(0) 29(6)
Takashi Inui 19(2) - - O - O - O O O O - - - 6(0) 25(2)
Yoshinori Muto 19(2) - - - - - - O O - - - - - 2(0) 21(2)
Takashi Usami 18(3) - O - - - - - - - - - - - 1(0) 19(3)
Yuya Osako 17(5) O - O O(1) O - O(1) O O O - - - 8(2) 25(7)
Gaku Shibasaki 13(3) - - - - - O - - - - - - - 1(0) 14(3)
Takuma Asano 10(2) - - O - O(1) O O O O O - - - 7(1) 17(3)
Mu Kanazaki 10(2) - - - - - - - - - - O - - 1(0) 11(2)
Yu Kobayashi 8(0) - - - - - - - - - - O O(1) O(1) 3(2) 11(2)
Wataru Endo 7(0) - - - O - - O O O - - - - 4(0) 11(0)
Kengo Kawamata 5(1) - - - - - - - - - - O O O 3(0) 8(1)
Yuki Kobayashi 2(1) - - - - - - O O - - - - - 2(0) 4(1)
Yuya Kubo 2(0) O(1) O(1) O O O O O - O O - - - 9(2) 11(2)
Gen Shoji 2(0) - - O O O O - O - - O O(1) O 8(1) 10(1)
Masaaki Higashiguchi 2(0) - - - - - - - O - - - O - 2(0) 4(0)
Ryota Morioka 2(0) - - - - - - - - O O - - - 2(0) 4(0)
Shogo Taniguchi 2(0) - - - - - - - - - - O - - 1(0) 3(0)
Yojiro Takahagi 2(0) - - - - - - - - - - O - - 1(0) 3(0)
Shu Kurata 1(0) O - O O - - O(1) O(1) - - O O O 8(2) 9(2)
Ryota Oshima 1(0) - - - - - - - - - - - O - 1(0) 2(0)
Yosuke Ideguchi 0(0) - - O O O(1) O O O O O O(1) O O 11(2) 11(2)
Kenyu Sugimoto 0(0) - - - - - O O O(1) O O - - - 5(1) 5(1)
Shintaro Kurumaya 0(0) - - - - - - - O - - O - O 3(0) 3(0)
Junya Ito 0(0) - - - - - - - - - - O O O 3(0) 3(0)
Hiroyuki Abe 0(0) - - - - - - - - - - O O O 3(0) 3(0)
Kosuke Nakamura 0(0) - - - - - - - - - - O - O 2(0) 2(0)
Naomichi Ueda 0(0) - - - - - - - - - - - O O 2(0) 2(0)
Genta Miura 0(0) - - - - - - - - - - - O O 2(0) 2(0)
Shoma Doi 0(0) - - - - - - - - - - - O O 2(0) 2(0)
Kazuki Nagasawa 0(0) - - - - - - - - - O - - - 1(0) 1(0)
Sei Muroya 0(0) - - - - - - - - - - O - - 1(0) 1(0)
Shuto Yamamoto 0(0) - - - - - - - - - - - O - 1(0) 1(0)
Kento Misao 0(0) - - - - - - - - - - - - O 1(0) 1(0)

GoalscorersEdit

Player 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round International Friendly 2017 EAFF E-1 Football Championship Total Goals
Yuya Kubo 2 0 0 2
Yasuyuki Konno 1 1 0 2
Shinji Kagawa 1 1 0 2
Shinji Okazaki 1 0 0 1
Maya Yoshida 1 0 0 1
Yuya Osako 1 1 0 2
Takuma Asano 1 0 0 1
Yosuke Ideguchi 1 0 1 2
Shu Kurata 0 2 0 2
Ken'yu Sugimoto 0 1 0 1
Tomoaki Makino 0 1 0 1
Yu Kobayashi 0 0 2 2
Gen Shōji 0 0 1 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AFC deny Iraq's demand to play Saudi Arabia in Iran". Goal.com. 29 April 2016.
  2. ^ Iraq played their home matches in Iran due to security concerns from the Iraqi Civil War. However, due to Saudi Arabia's refusal to play in Iran after the attack on their diplomatic missions in Iran, the first match was played in Malaysia.[1] Also, due to United Arab Emirates' refusal to play in Iran after the diplomatic crisis in Qatar, the final match was played in Jordan.
  3. ^ a b "マッチレポート" [Match Report] (PDF) (in Japanese). JFA. 9 December 2017. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  4. ^ a b "マッチレポート" [Match Report] (PDF) (in Japanese). JFA. 12 December 2017. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  5. ^ a b "マッチレポート" [Match Report] (PDF) (in Japanese). JFA. 16 December 2017. Retrieved 2017-12-10.

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