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FIFA World Cup 2022: Japan - World Cup Records and Stats

In this article, take a look at the Japan World Cup Records and Stats. Japan are among the popular teams from the AFC. Samurai Blues are ready for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 23.11.2022
Japan World Cup Records and Stats

Japan are among the popular teams from the AFC. Samurai Blues are ready for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

The FIFA World Cup 2022 will be Japan’s seventh consecutive World Cup appearance. They are ready to prove themselves in this competition.  

Before the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, let’s check out some crucial FIFA World Cup records and stats for Japan.

Note: All the records are till FIFA World Cup 2018

(Team Records)

Contents

  • Brief records

  • Hosts

  • Best Result

  • Final place in every edition

  • Last records

  • Match records (Top 3)

                      > Biggest winning margin

 > Biggest losing margin


Japan’s brief records in FIFA World Cup history

Participation

Matches

Won

Drawn*

Penalty shootout

Lost

Winning %*

Won

Lost

6/21

21

5

5

0

1

11

23.81

(Drawn: including penalty shootout matches; Winning %: excluding penalty shootouts)

Hosts: 2002 as co-hosts with South Korea (Round of 16)

Best Result: Round of 16 (2002, 2010 and 2018)


Japan’s final place in every FIFA World Cup

Year

Host(s)

Last position

1930

Uruguay

Did not enter

1934

Italy

Did not enter

1938

France

Withdrew

1950

Brazil

Suspended from FIFA

1954

Switzerland

Did not qualify

1958

Sweden

Did not enter

1962

Chile

Did not qualify

1966

England

Did not enter

1970

Mexico

Did not qualify

1974

West Germany

Did not qualify

1978

Argentina

Did not qualify

1982

Spain

Did not qualify

1986

Mexico

Did not qualify

1990

Italy

Did not qualify

1994

USA

Did not qualify

1998

France

Group Stage

2002

South Korea & Japan

Round of 16

2006

Germany

Group Stage

2010

South Africa

Round of 16

2014

Brazil

Group Stage

2018

Russia

Round of 16

 

Last time in FIFA World Cup for Japan:

Last Round of 16 exit: 2018

Last Group Stage exit: 2014

Last Failed to Qualify: 1994


Japan’s match records in FIFA World Cup (Top 3)

Biggest winning margin

Biggest losing margin

3-1 vs Denmark in 2010

4-1 vs Brazil in 2006

2-0 vs Tunisia in 2002

4-1 vs Colombia in 2014

2-1 vs Colombia in 2018

3-1 s Australia in 2006


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(Players’ Records)

Contents

  • Top 5 most appearances

  • Top 5 most goals


Top 5 most appearances for Japan in FIFA World Cup

Player

Appearances

Makoto Hasebe

11

Eiji Kawashima

11

Yuto Nagatomo

11

Hidetoshi Nakata

10

Shinji Okazaki

10

 

Top 5 most goals for Japan in FIFA World Cup

Player

Goals

Keisuke Honda

4

Junichi Inamoto

2

Shinji Okazaki

2

Takashi Inui

2

Genki Haraguchi

1

 

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