2018 Japan national football team

The Japan national football team in 2018, managed by head coach Vahid Halilhodžić, head coach Akira Nishino and head coach Hajime Moriyasu compete in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and international friendly matches both at home and abroad.

RecordEdit

Competition GP W D L GF GA GD
International Friendly 10 5 2 3 21 13 +8
2018 FIFA World Cup 4 1 1 2 6 7 −1
Total 14 6 3 5 27 20 +7

KitsEdit

MatchesEdit

March 23 International Friendly Japan   1–1   Mali   Liège, Belgium
13:20 (UTC+1) Nakajima   90+4' Report Diaby   43' (pen.) Stadium: Stade Maurice Dufrasne
Attendance: 250
Referee: Erik Lambrechts (Belgium)
March 27 Kirin Challenge Cup 2018 in Europe Japan   1–2   Ukraine   Liège, Belgium
14:20 (UTC+2) Makino   41' Report Rakitskiy   21'
Karavayev   69'
Stadium: Stade Maurice Dufrasne
Attendance: 2,529
Referee: Bart Vertenten (Belgium)
May 30 Kirin Challenge Cup 2018 Japan   0–2   Ghana   Yokohama, Japan
19:25 (UTC+9) Report Partey   9'
Boateng   51' (pen.)
Stadium: Nissan Stadium (Yokohama)
Attendance: 64,520
Referee: Chris Beath (Australia)
June 8 International Friendly Switzerland    2–0   Japan   Lugano, Switzerland
19:00 (UTC+2) Rodriguez   42' (pen.)
Seferović   82'
Report Stadium: Cornaredo Stadium
Referee: Amaury Delerue (France)
June 12 International Friendly Japan   4–2   Paraguay   Innsbruck, Austria
15:05 (UTC+2) Inui   51'63'
Santander   77' (o.g.)
Kagawa   90+1'
Report Romero   32'
Ortiz   90'
Stadium: Tivoli-Neu
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Oliver Drachta (Austria)
June 19 2018 FIFA World Cup: Group H Colombia   1–2   Japan   Saransk, Russia
15:00 UTC+3 Quintero   39' Report Kagawa   6' (pen.)
Osako   73'
Stadium: Mordovia Arena
Attendance: 40,842
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
June 24 2018 FIFA World Cup: Group H Japan   2–2   Senegal   Ekaterinburg, Russia
20:00 UTC+5 Inui   34'
Honda   78'
Report Mané   11'
Wagué   71'
Stadium: Central Stadium
Attendance: 32,572
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
June 28 2018 FIFA World Cup: Group H Japan   0–1   Poland   Volgograd, Russia
17:00 UTC+3 Report Bednarek   59' Stadium: Volgograd Arena
Attendance: 42,189
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
July 2 2018 FIFA World Cup: Round of 16 Belgium   3–2   Japan   Rostov-on-Don, Russia
21:00 UTC+3 Vertonghen   69'
Fellaini   74'
Chadli   90+4'
Report Haraguchi   48'
Inui   52'
Stadium: Rostov Arena
Attendance: 41,466
Referee: Malang Diedhiou (Senegal)
September 7 Kirin Challenge Cup 2018 Japan   Cancelled   Chile   Sapporo, Japan
Report Stadium: Sapporo Dome
September 11 Kirin Challenge Cup 2018 Japan   3–0   Costa Rica   Suita, Japan
19:20 (UTC+9) Sasaki   16'
Minamino   66'
J. Ito   90+3'
Report Stadium: Panasonic Stadium Suita
Attendance: 33,891
Referee: Muhammad Taqi (Singapore)
October 12 Kirin Challenge Cup 2018 Japan   3–0   Panama   Niigata, Japan
19:35 (UTC+9) Minamino   42'
J. Ito   66'
Murillo   85' (o.g.)
Report Stadium: Denka Big Swan Stadium
Attendance: 38,322
Referee: Kim Dong-jin (South Korea)
October 16 Kirin Challenge Cup 2018 Japan   4–3   Uruguay   Saitama, Japan
19:35 (UTC+9) Minamino   10'66'
Osako   36'
Doan   59'
Report Pereiro   28'
Cavani   57'
Rodríguez   75'
Stadium: Saitama Stadium 2002
Attendance: 57,239
Referee: Ko Hyung-jin (South Korea)
November 16 Kirin Challenge Cup 2018 Japan   1–1   Venezuela   Ōita, Japan
19:30 (UTC+9) Sakai   40' Report Rincón   81' (pen.) Stadium: Ōita Bank Dome
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
November 20 Kirin Challenge Cup 2018 Japan   4–0   Kyrgyzstan   Toyota, Japan
19:20 (UTC+9) Yamanaka   2'
Haraguchi   19'
Osako   72'
Nakajima   73'
Report Stadium: Toyota Stadium
Referee: Ilgiz Tantashev (Uzbekistan)

  Win    Draw    Loss

Players statisticsEdit

Player -2017 03.23 03.27 05.30 06.08 06.12 06.19 06.24 06.28 07.02 09.11 10.12 10.16 11.16 11.20 2018 Total
Shinji Okazaki 111(50) - - O - O O O O - - - - - - 5(0) 116(50)
Makoto Hasebe 106(2) O O O O - O O O O - - - - - 8(0) 114(2)
Yuto Nagatomo 101(3) O O O O - O O O O - - O - - 9(0) 110(3)
Keisuke Honda 91(36) O O O O - O O(1) - O - - - - - 7(1) 98(37)
Shinji Kagawa 89(29) - - O O O(1) O(1) O - O - - - - - 6(2) 95(31)
Eiji Kawashima 81(0) - O O O - O O O O - - - - - 7(0) 88(0)
Maya Yoshida 80(10) - - O O - O O O O - - O O O 9(0) 89(10)
Hiroki Sakai 41(0) - - - O O O O O O - - O O(1) - 8(1) 49(1)
Hotaru Yamaguchi 38(2) O O O - O O - O O - - - - - 7(0) 45(2)
Gotoku Sakai 36(0) O O O O O - - O - - - - - - 6(0) 42(0)
Genki Haraguchi 29(6) - O O O O O O - O(1) - O O O O(1) 11(2) 40(8)
Tomoaki Makino 28(3) O O(1) O O - - - O - O O - - O 8(1) 36(4)
Yuya Osako 25(7) O - O O O O(1) O O O - O O(1) O O(1) 12(3) 37(10)
Takashi Inui 25(2) - - - O O(2) O O(1) O O(1) - - - - - 6(4) 31(6)
Yoshinori Muto 21(2) - - O O O - - O - - - - - - 4(0) 25(2)
Takashi Usami 19(3) O O O O O - O O - - - - - - 7(0) 26(3)
Takuma Asano 17(3) - - - - - - - - - O - - - - 1(0) 18(3)
Gaku Shibasaki 14(3) - O O O O O O O O - O O O O 12(0) 26(3)
Yu Kobayashi 11(2) O O - - - - - - - O - - - - 3(0) 14(2)
Yuya Kubo 11(2) O O - - - - - - - - - - - - 2(0) 13(2)
Yosuke Ideguchi 11(2) - - O - - - - - - - - - - - 1(0) 12(2)
Wataru Endo 11(0) - - - - O - - - - O - O O - 4(0) 15(0)
Gen Shoji 10(1) O - - - O O O - O - - - - - 5(0) 15(1)
Toshihiro Aoyama 8(1) - - - - - - - - - O O O - - 3(0) 11(1)
Kengo Kawamata 8(1) - - - - - - - - - - O - - - 1(0) 9(1)
Kenyu Sugimoto 5(1) - O - - - - - - - - - - O O 3(0) 8(1)
Masaaki Higashiguchi 4(0) - - - - O - - - - O - O - - 3(0) 7(0)
Ryota Morioka 4(0) O - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1(0) 5(0)
Junya Ito 3(0) - - - - - - - - - O(1) O(1) - O O 4(2) 7(2)
Shuichi Gonda 3(0) - - - - - - - - - - O - - O 2(0) 5(0)
Shintaro Kurumaya 3(0) - - - - - - - - - O - - - - 1(0) 4(0)
Takumi Minamino 2(0) - - - - - - - - - O(1) O(1) O(2) O O 5(4) 7(4)
Ryota Oshima 2(0) O - O O - - - - - - - - - - 3(0) 5(0)
Genta Miura 2(0) - - - - - - - - - O - O - O 3(0) 5(0)
Kosuke Nakamura 2(0) O - - - O - - - - - - - - - 2(0) 4(0)
Naomichi Ueda 2(0) - O - - O - - - - - - - - - 2(0) 4(0)
Kento Misao 1(0) O O - - - - - - - O O - - O 5(0) 6(0)
Sei Muroya 1(0) - - - - - - - - - O O - - O 3(0) 4(0)
Shoya Nakajima 0(0) O(1) O - - - - - - - O - O O O(1) 6(2) 6(2)
Ritsu Doan 0(0) - - - - - - - - - O O O(1) O O 5(1) 5(1)
Sho Sasaki 0(0) - - - - - - - - - O O - O - 3(0) 3(0)
Koya Kitagawa 0(0) - - - - - - - - - - O - O O 3(0) 3(0)
Hidemasa Morita 0(0) - - - - - - - - - O - - - O 2(0) 2(0)
Takehiro Tomiyasu 0(0) - - - - - - - - - - O - O - 2(0) 2(0)
Ryosuke Yamanaka 0(0) - - - - - - - - - - - - - O(1) 1(1) 1(1)
Tomoya Ugajin 0(0) O - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1(0) 1(0)
Jun Amano 0(0) - - - - - - - - - O - - - - 1(0) 1(0)
Daniel Schmidt 0(0) - - - - - - - - - - - - O - 1(0) 1(0)

GoalscorersEdit

Player International Friendly 2018 FIFA World Cup Total Goals
Shoya Nakajima 2 0 2
Tomoaki Makino 1 0 1
Takashi Inui 2 2 4
Own goal 2 0 2
Shinji Kagawa 1 1 2
Yuya Osako 2 1 3
Keisuke Honda 0 1 1
Genki Haraguchi 1 1 2
Sho Sasaki 1 0 1
Takumi Minamino 4 0 4
Junya Ito 2 0 2
Ritsu Doan 1 0 1
Hiroki Sakai 1 0 1
Ryosuke Yamanaka 1 0 1

ReferencesEdit

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