Kirin Cup

Kirin Cup
Organising bodyJapan Football Association (JFA)
Founded1978; 43 years ago (1978)
RegionJapan
Number of teams4
Current champions Venezuela (1st title)
Most successful team(s) Japan (11 titles)
2021 Kirin Challenge Cup (Under-24)

The Kirin Cup (Japanese: キリンカップサッカー, Hepburn: Kirin Kappu Sakkā) (Kirin Cup Soccer) is an association football tournament organised in Japan by the Kirin Brewery Company. The host, Japan, is a participant in every edition. The tournament was founded in 1978 then known as Japan Cup (International competition which national teams and clubs participated in), and was last held in its full form in 2016.

From 1992 onwards, the format was changed to a round robin national team competition. The first nation to win the competition was Argentina. Japan are the tournament's most successful team with eleven titles, followed by Peru with three titles. As of 2016, the current cup holders are Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Since the start of the international competitions in 1992, the tournament has hosted a variety of teams from South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Out of the South American members of CONMEBOL who have been invited (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay and Peru), Peru have been the most successful (three titles).

Out of the European invitees, there have been seven different champions, the most successful being the Czech Republic with two titles, with Hungary, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Slovakia and Scotland winning one title each. Aside from Japan, the only other Asian country to have won the tournament are the United Arab Emirates (2005), who shared the title with Peru.

No African teams have won the tournament (only one African team has participated in just one edition).

In addition to the annual Kirin Cup there are a few Kirin Challenge Cup (Japanese: キリンチャレンジカップ、キリンチャレンジ杯, Hepburn: kirin Tyarenzi Kappu , kirin Tyarenzihai), friendlies also sponsored by the Kirin Corporation, played throughout the year in Japan. Japan took out the most recent 2021 Kirin Challenge Cup with 1–0 win over Serbia on 11 June 2021.

TournamentsEdit

All times are Japan standard time (UTC+9)

1978 Japan CupEdit

Won by Borussia Mönchengladbach and Palmeiras.

1979 Japan CupEdit

Won by Tottenham Hotspur.

1980 Japan Cup Kirin World SoccerEdit

Won by Middlesbrough F.C.

1981 Japan Cup Kirin World SoccerEdit

Won by Club Brugge KV.

1982 Japan Cup Kirin World SoccerEdit

Won by Werder Bremen.

1983 Japan Cup Kirin World SoccerEdit

Won by Newcastle United with Chris Waddle finishing tournament top scorer.

1984 Japan Cup Kirin World SoccerEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 China PR 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 2
Toulouse 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 2
 Japan 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 2
27 May 1984 Japan  0–1 Toulouse
29 May 1984 China PR  3–2 Toulouse
31 May 1984 Japan  1–0  China PR Omiya Stadium, Saitama, Japan
Kato Goal

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Internacional 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 3
 Republic of Ireland 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Japan Universiade XI 2 0 1 1 0 3 −3 1
27 May 1984 Republic of Ireland  0–0 Japan Universiade XI
30 May 1984 Internacional 3–0 Japan Universiade XI

Semi-finalsEdit

FinalEdit

1985 Kirin CupEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
Brazil Santos 9 5 4 1 0 19 4 +15
 Uruguay 8 5 3 2 0 16 6 +10
England West Ham 5 5 1 3 1 13 7 +6
Japan Yomiuri 5 5 2 1 2 9 8 +1
 Japan 3 5 1 1 3 7 11 –4
Malaysia Malaysian Tigers 0 5 0 0 5 3 31 –28
26 May 1985 Japan  1–4  Uruguay National Stadium, Tokyo
Kimura Goal 15' Carlos Aguilera Goal 44'73'
da Silva Goal 51'69'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Netherlands Henk van Ettekoven
26 May 1985 Santos Brazil 2–1 England West Ham Shimizu
Mario Sérgio Goal 13'
Zé Sérgio Goal 34'
Goddard Goal 57' Attendance: 10,000
26 May 1985 Yomiuri Japan 5–0 Malaysia Malaysian Tigers Sendai
28 May 1985 Santos Brazil 8–1 Malaysia Malaysian Tigers Okayama
Mirandinha Goal Goal Goal
Lima Goal Goal
Mario Sérgio Goal
Gersinho Goal
Humberto Goal
Azhar Shahrin Goal
30 May 1985 Japan  0–1 Japan Yomiuri Tokyo
Totsuka Goal 78'
30 May 1985 West Ham England 9–2 Malaysia Malaysian Tigers Tokyo
Cottee Goal
Ravindan Goal (o.g.)
Swindlehurst Goal Goal Goal Goal
Martin Goal
Pike Goal
Whitton Goal
Shahdan GoalGoal
30 May 1985 Uruguay  1–1 Brazil Santos Hiroshima
Carlos Aguilera Goal 21' Davi Goal 60' Attendance: 15,000
1 June 1985 Uruguay  6–0 Malaysia Malaysian Tigers Osaka
Carrasco Goal
Pereira Goal
Alzugaray Goal
Barrios Goal
Carlos Aguilera Goal
Cabrera Goal
2 June 1985 Japan  1–4 Brazil Santos Kobe
Hara Goal 85' Zé Sérgio Goal 16'37'
Gersinho Goal 21'
Mirandinha Goal 29'
2 June 1985 Yomiuri Japan 0–0 England West Ham Sapporo
Attendance: 7,100
Referee: Japan Okaya
4 June 1985 Japan  3–0 Malaysia Malaysian Tigers Nagoya
Kimura Goal 32'
Mizunuma Goal 69'
Hashiratani Goal 89'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: South Korea Soo-Deok Kim
4 June 1985 West Ham England 1–1  Uruguay Nagoya
Swindlehurst Goal 26' Montelongo Goal 54'

FinalEdit

6 June 1985 Santos Brazil 4–2  Uruguay National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Zé Sérgio Goal 22'89'
Mirandinha Goal 41'50'
Carlos Aguilera Goal 15'
Carrasco Goal 81'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Japan Shizuo Takada

1986 Kirin CupEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
Brazil Palmeiras 6 3 3 0 0 10 3 +7
West Germany Werder Bremen 3 3 1 1 1 3 5 –2
 Japan 2 3 1 0 2 3 5 –2
 Algeria B 1 3 0 1 2 4 7 –3
11 May 1986 Japan  2–1  Algeria B Matsuyama
Hashiratani Goal Goal Djahmoune Goal
14 May 1986 Japan  0–2 West Germany Werder Bremen Tokyo
Burgsmüller Goal 10'
Neubarth Goal 27'
16 May 1986 Japan  1–2 Brazil Palmeiras Kyoto
Kimura Goal 51' Denys Goal 34'
Mirandinha Goal 71' (pen.)
16 May 1986 Werder Bremen West Germany 1–1  Algeria B Nagoya
Meier Goal 8' Djahmoune Goal 16'

FinalEdit

1987 Kirin CupEdit

Kirin Cup 1987.
Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
Italy Torino 5 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3
Brazil Fluminense 4 3 1 2 0 8 1 +7
 Japan 2 3 0 2 1 2 3 –1
 Senegal 1 3 0 1 2 3 12 –9
24 May 1987 Japan  0–0 Brazil Fluminense National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: England Joe Worrall
24 May 1987 Torino Italy 3–1  Senegal Maruyama Baseball Stadium, Sapporo, Japan
Corradini Goal 30'
Lentini Goal 46'
Mariani Goal 80'
Bunjai Goal 86' Attendance: 3,500
25 May 1987 Torino Italy 1–1 Brazil Fluminense Shizuoka Kusanagi Baseball Stadium, Shizuoka, Japan
Junior Goal 6' Paulinho Goal 47' Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Japan Kiichiro Tachi
27 May 1987 Japan  2–2  Senegal Prefectual Stadium, Hiroshima, Japan
Hara Goal 40'
Matsuyama Goal 50'
Ndao Goal 43'57' (pen.)
29 May 1987 Japan  0–1 Italy Torino Mizuho Athletic Stadium, Nagoya, Japan
Corradini Goal Attendance: 26,000
29 May 1987 Fluminense Brazil 7–0  Senegal Kobe Central Stadium, Shizuoka, Kobe
Assis Goal 5'
Tato Goal 24'
Eduardo Goal 25'34'
Washington Goal 30'87'
Romerito Goal 67'
Referee: Japan Yasuki Nagoya

FinalEdit

31 May 1987 Fluminense Brazil 2–0 Italy Torino National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Washington Goal 26'
Tato Goal 44'
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: England Joe Worrall

1988 Kirin CupEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
West Germany Bayer Leverkusen 5 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3
Brazil Flamengo 4 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2
 China PR 3 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1
 Japan 0 3 0 0 3 1 7 –6
29 May 1988 Japan  1–3 Brazil Flamengo Tokyo
Yoshida Goal 86' Zico Goal 9' (pen.)
Paulo César Goal 52'
Delacir Goal
2 June 1988 Japan  0–3  China PR Mizuho Stadium, Nagoya, Japan
Wang Baoshan Goal 24'
Gao Sheng Goal 41'
Ma Lin Goal 45'
Referee: Syria Jamal Al Sharif
5 June 1988 China PR  1–1 Brazil Flamengo Kagoshima
Ma Lin Goal 53' Gérson Goal 17'

FinalEdit

1991 Kirin CupEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Japan 6 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6
Brazil Vasco 3 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2
England Tottenham 3 3 1 1 1 2 5 –3
 Thailand 0 3 0 0 3 1 6 –5
2 June 1991 Japan  1–0  Thailand Yamagata Park Stadium, Tendō, Japan
Hashiratani Goal 89' (pen.) Attendance: 21,000
Referee: Hong Kong Samuel Chan Yam-Ming
2 June 1991 Tottenham England 0–0 Brazil Vasco
5 June 1991 Japan  2–1 Brazil Vasco Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium, Kyoto, Japan
Kitazawa Goal 41'
Miura Goal 74'
(Report) Bismarck Goal 85' (pen.) Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Hong Kong Samuel Chan Yam-Ming
5 June 1991 Thailand  1–2 England Tottenham Mizuho Athletic Stadium, Nagoya, Japan
K. Viton Goal Hendry Goal
Matthew Edwards Goal
Attendance: 25,000
9 June 1991 Thailand  0–3 Brazil Vasco
9 June 1991 Japan  4–0 England Tottenham National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Kitazawa Goal 2'
Miura Goal 8'41'
Sakakura Goal 66'
Attendance: 45,000

1992 Kirin CupEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Argentina 4 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2
 Wales 2 2 1 0 1 1 1 0
 Japan 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 –2
30 May 1992 Japan  0–1  Argentina Yoyoki National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Batistuta Goal 53' Attendance: 60,000
Referee: South Korea Kil Ki Chul
3 June 1992 Argentina  1–0  Wales Gifu Nagaragawa Stadium, Gifu, Japan
Batistuta Goal 87' Attendance: 31,000
Referee: Japan Kiichiro Tachi
7 June 1992 Japan  0–1  Wales Ehime Sports Complex Athletics Stadium, Matsuyama, Japan
Bowen Goal 40' Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Hong Kong Samuel Chan Yam-Ming

1993 Kirin CupEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Hungary 4 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1
 Japan 3 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1
 United States 1 2 0 1 1 1 3 –2
7 March 1993 Japan  0–1  Hungary Hakatanomori Football Stadium, Fukuoka, Japan
Kiprich Goal 47' Attendance: 30,000
Referee: United States Majid Jay
10 March 1993 Hungary  0–0  United States Mizuho Athletic Stadium, Nagoya, Japan
Attendance: 12,500
Referee: Japan Shinichiro Obata
14 March 1993 Japan  3–1  United States Yoyoki National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Miura Goal 36'80'
Lapper Goal 68' (o.g.)
Pérez Goal 23' Attendance: 48,000
Referee: South Korea Kim Gwang-Taek

1994 Kirin CupEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 France 6 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4
 Australia 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 –1
 Japan 1 2 0 1 1 2 5 –3
22 May 1994 Japan  1–1  Australia Big Arch Stadium, Hiroshima, Japan
Asano Goal 10' A. Vidmar Goal 67' Attendance: 27,350
Referee: Thailand Piron Unprasert
26 May 1994 Australia  0–1  France Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Kobe, Japan
Cantona Goal 43' Attendance: 16,743
Referee: Japan Masayoshi Okada
29 May 1994 Japan  1–4  France Yoyoki National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Ogura Goal 78' Djorkaeff Goal 15'
Papin Goal 18'
Kurosaki Goal 53' (o.g.)
Ginola Goal 55'
Attendance: 48,841
Referee: Malaysia Mohamed Nazri Abdullah

1995 Kirin CupEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Japan 4 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3
 Scotland 4 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1
 Ecuador 0 2 0 0 2 1 5 –4
21 May 1995 Japan  0 – 0  Scotland Hiroshima Big Arch, Hiroshima
Attendance: 24,556
Referee: Colombia Armando Pérez Hoyos
24 May 1995 Scotland  2 – 1  Ecuador Toyama Athletic Recreation Park Stadium, Toyama
Robertson Goal 75'
Crawford Goal 83'
Hurtado Goal 79' (pen.) Attendance: 5,669
Referee: Japan Masayoshi Okada
28 May 1995 Japan  3 – 0  Ecuador National Stadium, Tokyo
Nakayama Goal 36'
Miura Goal 46' (pen.)53' (pen.)
Attendance: 53,438
Referee: Germany Lutz Michael Fröhlich

1996 Kirin CupEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Japan 6 2 2 0 0 4 2 +2
 Mexico 1 2 0 1 1 2 3 –1
 FR Yugoslavia 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 –1
23 May 1996 Mexico  0–0  FR Yugoslavia IAI Stadium Nihondaira, Shizuoka, Japan
Attendance: 8,604
Referee: Japan Masayoshi Okada
26 May 1996 Japan  1–0  FR Yugoslavia National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Miura Goal 62' Attendance: 50,632
Referee: South Korea Young-Joo Kim
29 May 1996 Japan  3–2  Mexico Hakatanomori Football Stadium, Fukuoka, Japan
Morishima Goal 35'
Miura Goal 45'
Soma Goal 82'
del Olmo Goal 5'
Pelaez Goal 16'
Attendance: 17,432
Referee: Malaysia Nik Ahmad Yaakub

1997 Kirin CupEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Japan 6 2 2 0 0 5 3 +2
 Croatia 1 2 0 1 1 4 5 –1
 Turkey 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 –1
8 June 1997 Japan  4–3  Croatia Yoyoki National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Hirano Goal 34'
Miura Goal 49'53'
Morishima Goal 89'
Asanovic Goal 77'79' (pen.)
Vlaovic Goal 90'
Attendance: 50,136
Referee: South Korea Kim Tae-Young
12 June 1997 Croatia  1–1  Turkey Yurtec Stadium Sendai, Sendai, Japan
Erceg Goal 21' Ertuğrul Goal 77' Attendance: 15,687
Referee: Japan Masayoshi Okada
15 June 1997 Japan  1–0  Turkey Nagai Stadium, Osaka, Japan
Morishima Goal 25' Attendance: 35,029
Referee: South Korea Park Jong-Kyu

1998 Kirin CupEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Czech Republic 4 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1
 Japan 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 0
 Paraguay 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 –1
17 May 1998 Japan  1–1  Paraguay Yoyoki National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Soma Goal 86' Ayala Goal 7' Attendance: 53,408
Referee: South Korea Kwon Jong-chul
21 May 1998 Czech Republic  1–0  Paraguay Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Kobe, Japan
Šmicer Goal 12' Attendance: 6,100
Referee: Japan Naotsugu Fuse
24 May 1998 Japan  0–0  Czech Republic Yokohama International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan
Attendance: 66,930
Referee: Thailand Russamee Jindamai

1999 Kirin CupEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Peru 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 0
 Belgium 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 0
 Japan 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
30 May 1999 Peru  1–1  Belgium Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium, Kyoto
Maestri Goal 6' Tanghe Goal 28' Attendance: 9,262
Referee: Japan Naotsugu Fuse
3 June 1999 Japan  0–0  Belgium National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 54,985
Referee: South Korea Tae-Young Kim
6 June 1999 Japan  0–0  Peru Yokohama International Stadium, Yokohama
Attendance: 67,354
Referee: Thailand Panya Hanlumyaung

2000 Kirin CupEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Japan 4 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2
 Slovakia 4 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2
 Bolivia 0 2 0 0 2 0 4 –4
11 June 2000 Japan  1–1  Slovakia Miyagi Stadium, Rifu, Japan
Nakamura Goal 9' Dzúrik Goal 7' Attendance: 45,831
Referee: South Korea Kim Young-joo
14 June 2000 Slovakia  2–0  Bolivia Tosu Stadium, Tosu, Japan
Kratochvíl Goal 21'
Fabuš Goal 45'
Attendance: 8,023
Referee: Japan Masayoshi Okada
18 June 2000 Japan  2–0  Bolivia Yokohama International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan
Yanagisawa Goal 7'34' Attendance: 65,073
Referee: China Sun Baojie

2001 Kirin CupEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Japan 6 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3
 Paraguay 3 2 1 0 1 2 2 0
 FR Yugoslavia 0 2 0 0 2 0 3 –3
28 June 2001 Paraguay  2–0  FR Yugoslavia National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Cáceres Goal 39'
Ferreira Goal 83'
Attendance: 21,213
Referee: Japan Masayoshi Okada
1 July 2001 Japan  2–0  Paraguay Sapporo Dome, Sapporo, Japan
Yanagisawa Goal 16'50' Attendance: 39,073
Referee: Thailand Panya Hanlumyaung
4 July 2001 Japan  1–0  FR Yugoslavia Big Eye Stadium, Ōita, Japan
Inamoto Goal 21' Attendance: 38,147
Referee: Singapore Vijay Rahman

2002 Kirin CupEdit

29 April 2002 Japan  1–0  Slovakia National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Nishizawa Goal 38' Attendance: 55,144
Referee: South Korea Bae Jae-Young
2 May 2002 Japan  3–3  Honduras Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Kobe, Japan
Nakamura Goal 26'41'
Alex Goal 76' (pen.)
Pineda Goal 15'
Pavón Goal 27'45'
Attendance: 38,130
Referee: South Korea Park Sang-Gu

2003 Kirin CupEdit

8 June 2003 Japan  1–4  Argentina Nagai Stadium, Osaka, Japan
Akita Goal 55' Saviola Goal 30'
Zanetti Goal 45'
Romeo Goal 78'
Rodríguez Goal 82'
Attendance: 42,508
Referee: Germany Herbert Fandel
11 June 2003 Japan  0–0  Paraguay Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama, Japan
Attendance: 59,891
Referee: England Mike Riley

2004 Kirin CupEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Japan 6 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3
 Serbia and Montenegro 3 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1
 Slovakia 0 2 0 0 2 1 5 –4
9 July 2004 Japan  3–1  Slovakia Hiroshima Big Arch, Hiroshima
Fukunishi Goal 45'
Suzuki Goal 66'
Yanagisawa Goal 81'
Babnič Goal 65' Attendance: 34,458
Referee: Australia Matthew Breeze

2005 Kirin CupEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Peru 4 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1
 United Arab Emirates 4 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1
 Japan 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 –2
22 May 2005 Japan  0–1  Peru Niigata Stadium, Niigata
Vassallo Goal 90+4' Attendance: 39,856
Referee: Slovakia Ľuboš Micheľ
24 May 2005 United Arab Emirates  0–0  Peru Toyota Stadium, Toyota, Aichi
Attendance: 6,536
Referee: Japan Yuichi Nishimura
27 May 2005 Japan  0–1  United Arab Emirates National Stadium, Tokyo
Alo Ali Goal 69' Attendance: 53,123
Referee: Slovakia Ľuboš Micheľ

2006 Kirin CupEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Scotland 4 2 1 1 0 5 1 +4
 Bulgaria 3 2 1 0 1 3 6 –3
 Japan 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 –1
9 May 2006 Japan  1–2  Bulgaria Nagai Stadium, Osaka
Maki Goal 76' (Report) S. Todorov Goal 1'
Yanev Goal 90+1'
Attendance: 44,851
Referee: Carlos Megia Davila Spain
11 May 2006 Bulgaria  1–5  Scotland Kobe Wing Stadium, Kobe
Y. Todorov Goal 26' (Report) Boyd Goal 13'43'
McFadden Goal 69'
Burke Goal 77'88'
Attendance: 5,780
Referee: Toru Kamikawa Japan
13 May 2006 Japan  0–0  Scotland Saitama Stadium, Saitama
(Report) Attendance: 58,648
Referee: Eduardo Iturralde González Spain

2007 Kirin CupEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Japan 4 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2
 Colombia 4 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1
 Montenegro 0 2 0 0 2 0 3 –3
1 June 2007 Japan  2–0  Montenegro Shizuoka Stadium, Fukuroi
Nakazawa Goal 23'
Takahara Goal 38'
Attendance: 28,635
Referee: Denmark Michael Svendsen
3 June 2007 Colombia  1–0  Montenegro Matsumoto Stadium, Matsumoto
Falcao Goal 33' Attendance: 10,070
Referee: Japan Kenji Ogiya
5 June 2007 Japan  0–0  Colombia Saitama Stadium, Saitama
Attendance: 45,091
Referee: Denmark Nicolai Volquartz

2008 Kirin CupEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Japan 4 2 1 1 0 1 0 1
 Paraguay 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 0
 Ivory Coast 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 –1
22 May 2008 Ivory Coast  1–1  Paraguay Nissan Stadium, Yokohama
Traoré Goal 74' Bogado Goal 78' Attendance: 5,197
Referee: Japan Kazuhiko Matsumura
24 May 2008 Japan  1–0  Ivory Coast Toyota Stadium, Toyota, Aichi
Tamada Goal 21' Attendance: 40,710
Referee: Portugal Bruno Paixão
27 May 2008 Japan  0–0  Paraguay Saitama Stadium, Saitama
Attendance: 27,998
Referee: Portugal Paulo Manuel Gomes Costa

2009 Kirin CupEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Japan 6 2 2 0 0 8 0 +8
 Chile 1 2 0 1 1 1 5 –4
 Belgium 1 2 0 1 1 1 5 –4
27 May 2009 Japan  4–0  Chile Nagai Stadium, Osaka
19:35 Okazaki Goal 20'24'
Abe Goal 53'
Honda Goal 90+2'
(Report)
(Report 2)
Attendance: 43,531
Referee: Denmark Anders Hermansen
29 May 2009 Belgium  1–1  Chile Fukuda Denshi Arena, Chiba
19:00 Roelandts Goal 17' (Report) Medel Goal 23' Attendance: 6,050
Referee: Japan Minoru Tōjō
31 May 2009 Japan  4–0  Belgium National Stadium, Tokyo
19:20 Nagatomo Goal 21'
K. Nakamura Goal 23'
Okazaki Goal 60'
Yano Goal 70'
(Report) Attendance: 42,520
Referee: England Rob Styles

2011 Kirin CupEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Czech Republic 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
 Japan 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
 Peru 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
1 June 2011 Japan  0–0  Peru Niigata Stadium, Niigata
19:20 (Report) Attendance: 39,048
Referee: England Howard Webb
4 June 2011 Czech Republic  0–0  Peru Matsumoto Stadium, Nagano
15:00 (Report) Attendance: 7,592
Referee: Japan Ryuji Sato
7 June 2011 Japan  0–0  Czech Republic International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa
19:30 (Report) Attendance: 65,856
Referee: England Martin Atkinson

2013 Kirin Challenge CupEdit

30 May 2013 Japan  0–2  Bulgaria Toyota Stadium, Aichi
19:20 JST (Report) Manolev Goal 3'
OG. Hasebe Goal 23'
Attendance: 50,000

2014 Kirin Challenge CupEdit

5 September 2014 Japan  0–2  Uruguay Sapporo Dome, Sapporo
19:30 JST (Report) Cavani Goal 34'
Hernández Goal 71'
Attendance: 39,294
Referee: Sang-woo Kim (South Korea)

2015 Kirin Challenge CupEdit

27 March 2015 Japan  2–0  Tunisia Ōita Bank Dome, Ōita
19:30 JST Okazaki Goal 78'
Honda Goal 82'
(Report) Referee: Ben Williams (Australia)
11 June 2015 Japan  4–0  Iraq Ajinomoto Stadium, Tokyo
19:00 JST Honda Goal 5'
Makino Goal 9'
Okazaki Goal 33'
Haraguchi Goal 84'
(Report)

2016 Kirin Cup SoccerEdit

Japan against Bosnia and Herzegovina at Suita City Stadium in Osaka during the final of 2016 Kirin Cup.

Kirin Cup returned in 2016, under a new name and format: Kirin Cup Soccer 2016.[1]

Semi-finalsEdit

3 June 2016 Japan  7–2  Bulgaria Toyota Stadium, Toyota
19.40 Okazaki Goal 3'
Kagawa Goal 26'35'
Yoshida Goal 38'53'
Usami Goal 57'
Asano Goal 87' (pen.)
Aleksandrov Goal 59'
Chochev Goal 82'
Attendance: 41,940
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (Poland)

Third place play-offEdit

7 June 2016 Denmark  4−0  Bulgaria Suita City Football Stadium, Suita
16.00 Rasmussen Goal 39'
Eriksen Goal 72'74'82'
(Report) Attendance: 14,223
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)

FinalEdit

7 June 2016 Bosnia and Herzegovina  2−1  Japan Suita City Football Stadium, Suita
19.30 Đurić Goal 29'66' Kiyotake Goal 28' Attendance: 35,589
Referee: Jarred Gillett (Australia)

2016 Kirin Challenge CupEdit

11 November 2016 Japan  4−0  Oman Kashima Soccer Stadium, Kashima
19:20 JST
(Report) (PDF) Attendance: 33,709
Referee: Liu Kwok Man (Hong Kong)

2017 Kirin Challenge CupEdit

7 June 2017 Japan  1−1  Syria Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu
19:30 JST
Report (PDF)
Attendance: 43,608
Referee: Daniel Stefański (Poland)
6 October 2017 Japan  2−1  New Zealand Toyota Stadium, Toyota
19:30 JST
Report (PDF)
Attendance: 38,461
Referee: Liu Kwok Man (Hong Kong)
10 October 2017 Japan  3−3  Haiti Nissan Stadium, Yokohama
19:30 JST
Report (PDF)
Attendance: 47,420
Referee: Peter Green (Australia)

2018 Kirin Challenge CupEdit

11 September 2018 Japan  3–0  Costa Rica Suita, Japan
19:20 (UTC+9) Oviedo Goal 16' (o.g.)
Minamino Goal 66'
J. Ito Goal 90+3'
Report Stadium: Panasonic Stadium Suita
Attendance: 33,891
Referee: Muhammad Taqi (Singapore)
12 October 2018 Japan  3–0  Panama Niigata, Japan
19:35 (UTC+9) Minamino Goal 42'
J. Ito Goal 66'
Cummings Goal 85' (o.g.)
Report Stadium: Denka Big Swan Stadium
Attendance: 38,322
Referee: Kim Dong-jin (South Korea)
16 October 2018 Japan  4–3  Uruguay Saitama, Japan
19:35 (UTC+9) Minamino Goal 10'66'
Osako Goal 36'
Doan Goal 59'
Report Pereiro Goal 28'
Cavani Goal 57'
Rodríguez Goal 75'
Stadium: Saitama Stadium 2002
Attendance: 57,239
Referee: Ko Hyung-jin (South Korea)
16 November 2018 Japan  1–1  Venezuela Ōita, Japan
19:30 (UTC+9) Sakai Goal 40' Report Rincón Goal 81' (pen.) Stadium: Ōita Bank Dome
Attendance: 33,369
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
20 November 2018 Japan  4–0  Kyrgyzstan Toyota, Japan
19:20 (UTC+9) Yamanaka Goal 2'
Haraguchi Goal 19'
Osako Goal 72'
Nakajima Goal 73'
Report Stadium: Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 38,353
Referee: Ilgiz Tantashev (Uzbekistan)

2019 Kirin Challenge CupEdit

22 March 2019 Japan  0–1  Colombia Yokohama, Japan
19:20 JST Source Falcao Goal 64' (pen.) Stadium: Nissan Stadium
Attendance: 63,302
Referee: Peter Green (Australia)
26 March 2019 Japan  1–0  Bolivia Kobe, Japan
19:30 JST Nakajima Goal 76' Source Stadium: Noevir Stadium Kobe
Attendance: 28,133
Referee: Kurt Ams (Australia)
5 June 2019 Japan  0–0  Trinidad and Tobago Toyota City, Japan
19:30 (UTC+9) Report Stadium: Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 38,507
Referee: Zhang Lei (China)
9 June 2019 Japan  2–0  El Salvador Rifu, Japan
19:00 (UTC+9) Nagai Goal 19'42' Report Stadium: Hitomebore Stadium Miyagi
Attendance: 38,092
Referee: Ma Ning (China)
5 September 2019 Japan  2–0  Paraguay Kashima, Japan
19:20 (UTC+9) Osako Goal 23'
Minamino Goal 30'
Report Stadium: Kashima Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 29,071
Referee: Kim Jong-hyeok (South Korea)
19 November 2019 Japan  1–4  Venezuela Suita, Japan
19:25 (UTC+9) Yamaguchi Goal 70' Report Rondón Goal 8'31'34'
Soteldo Goal 38'
Stadium: Panasonic Stadium Suita
Attendance: 33,399
Referee: Mohd Amirul Izwan Yaacob (Malaysia)

2020 Kirin Challenge CupEdit

On July 17, Japan national under-23 football team was planning to hold the 2020 Kirin Challenge Cup at Noevir Stadium Kobe, but it was cancelled due to COVID-19.[2]

2021 Kirin Challenge CupEdit

3 June Japan  cancelled  Jamaica
--:-- UTC+9

The friendly against  Jamaica on 3 Jun 2021 was cancelled due to multiple Jamaican players being unable to board their flight to Japan on account of not meeting the Japanese government's pre-travel COVID-19 testing requirements. The fixture was replaced with a match against the Japan under-24 team.[3]

3 June Japan  3–0  Japan U-24 Hokkaido, Japan
19:30 UTC+9 Hashimoto Goal 2'
Kamada Goal 41'
Asano Goal 52'
Report
(JFA)
Stadium: Sapporo Dome

This match was a substitute match for the Kirin Challenge Cup, which was a charity match, not the Kirin Challenge Cup.[3]

11 June Japan  1–0  Serbia Kobe, Japan
19:25 UTC+9
Report (JFA)
[Report (JFA)]
Report (Soccerway)
Stadium: Noevir Stadium Kobe

2021 Kirin Challenge Cup (Under-24)Edit

Japan, Honduras and Spain to participate in Kirin Challenge Cup (Under-24) 2021.

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Japan U-24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Spain U-24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Honduras U-24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WinnersEdit

ClubsEdit

National teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ www.jfa.jp (25 January 2016). "Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Denmark to participate in KIRIN CUP SOCCER 2016". Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  2. ^ www.jfa.jp (1 April 2020). "KIRIN CHALLENGE CUP 2020 of U-23 National Team Cancelled". Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  3. ^ a b "SAMURAI BLUE 対 U-24日本代表 開催決定 【6.3@北海道】". Japan Football Association (JFA) (in Japanese). 1 June 2021. Retrieved 1 June 2021.

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