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Japan National Football Team 2018

Japan National Football Team 2018
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Japan National Football Team 2018 review: 18 facts and highlights

Team info

Head coach: Akira Nishino

Captain: Makoto Hasebe

Appearances in the World Cup: 6 (first in 1998)

Best result: Round of 16 in 2002 and 2019

Squad

No Position Player
1 GK Eiji Kawashima
(Metz)
12 GK Masaaki Higashiguchi
(Gamba Osaka)
23 GK Kosuke Nakamura
(Kashiwa Reysol)
     
2 DF Naomichi Ueda
(Kashima Antlers)
3 DF Gen Shoji
(Kashima Antlers)
5 DF Yuto Nagatomo
(Galatasaray)
6 DF Wataru Endo
(Urawa Red Diamonds)
19 DF Hiroki Sakai
(Marseille)
20 DF Tomoaki Makino
(Urawa Red Diamonds)
21 DF Gōtoku Sakai
(Hamburger SV)
22 DF Maya Yoshida
(Southampton)
     
4 MF Keisuke Honda
(Pachuca)
7 MF Gaku Shibasaki
(Getafe)
8 MF Genki Haraguchi
(Fortuna Düsseldorf)
10 MF Shinji Kagawa
(Borussia Dortmund)
11 MF Takashi Usami
(Fortuna Düsseldorf)
14 MF Takashi Inui
(Eibar)
16 MF Hotaru Yamaguchi
(Cerezo Osaka)
17 MF Makoto Hasebe
(Eintracht Frankfurt)
18 MF Ryota Oshima
(Kawasaki Frontale)
     
9 FW Shinji Okazaki
(Leicester City)
13 FW Yoshinori Muto
(Mainz 05)
15 FW Yuya Osako
(1. FC Köln)

Japan is part of Group H, along with:

  • Poland
  • Senegal
  • Colombia
Japan National Football Team 2018

Why is Japan National Football Team 2018 better than the average?

  • World Cup: goals scored
    ?

    6vs5.28
  • World Cup: shots on target
    ?

    17vs15.69
  • World Cup: corner kicks
    ?

    19vs18.88
  • World Cup: average number of fouls per match
    ?

    9.25vs13.42
  • World Cup: offside offences
    ?

    5vs5.17
  • World Cup: average number of shots on target per match
    ?

    4.25vs3.62
  • World Cup: average number of corner kicks per match
    ?

    4.75vs4.6
  • World Cup: fouls committed
    ?

    37vs53.34

Team

The FIFA World Ranking is an internationally recognized system that awards points to the best performing team playing in FIFA competitions. The leader of the ranking is the team with the most points.
The average age of football players in the UEFA league is 25.8. The average duration of a footballer's playing career is eight years.
The total number of team players, including substitutes.

Results

The total number of matches the team won in the World Cup.
The total number of matches the team lost in the World Cup.
The total number of matches the team finished in a draw in the World Cup.

Overall performance

The total number of goals the team scored in the World Cup.
The total number of goals the team received in the World Cup.
The total number of shots on target (directly at the goal) for all the matches played in the World Cup.
The total number of corner kicks the team was awarded during the matches played in the World Cup.
The total number of offside offences committed by the players of the team during the World Cup matches played.
The total number of shots the players made in an attempt to score a goal, summing up all matches played in the World Cup.
The total number of fouls the players of the team committed during the matches played in the World Cup.
The total number of direct free kicks the team was awarded during the matches played in the World Cup.

Performance per game

The average number of shots per match in the World Cup competition.
The average number of fouls per match committed by the players of the team during the World Cup competition.
The average number of shots on target (directly at the goal) per match in the World Cup competition.
The average number of corner kicks per match the team was awarded in the World Cup competition.

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