The most thrilling and passionate sport of all the times FIFA World Cup 2018 is ready to launch its 21st edition in Russia and Japan football team is among the other 32 competing teams of this event. Japan is the most renowned and dominating football team of Asia and they holds very impressive track record in previous editions of FIFA World Cup.
Japan in recent few years developed themselves as a strong football team and after reaching heights of success in Asia, Japan is now ready to participate in FIFA World Cup 2018 with same high morals. Japan has also announced their initial playing squad for FIFA and this team includes some serious football talent in their team.
Japan Live Stream Official
Japan Live Stream FIFA World Cup 2018 will be offered by different sports channels as football lovers in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal can catch Japan vs Senegal Live Stream on Sony Network, whereas in UK BBC will provide Japan Live Stream @ ITV. Football fans in USA can get Japan vs Poland Live Stream on Fox Sports. Japan vs Colombia Live Stream on CBS app and BeIN for all footballs of Middle East and North Africa countries.
Japan Kits and Jerseys FIFA World Cup 2018
The official kits of Japan football team are sponsored by Adidas and two separate kits for home and away matches are designed. The home kits of Japan are in Blue color as the shirt is in dark blue color with whit dots on the front side whereas shorts are in plan blue colors. The away kits of Japan are in plan white colors.
Japan Qualification for FIFA World Cup 2018
Japan has qualified via FIFA Qualification rounds and their performed their best ever football in these qualification rounds. Japan had played total 18 matches in these rounds and managed to won 13 of them will defeated in 2 matches and 3 matches finished on draw. Japan scored 44 goals in qualifications rounds of FIFA World Cup.
Japan World Cup Appearances
Japan is going to make their 6th appearance in FIFA World Cup as this team was 1st entered into this mega event of football back in 2002. Japan for the 9 times in the history did not managed to qualify for the main rounds of FIFA World Cups.
Japan Performances in FIFA World Cup
The performance of Japan in FIFA World Cup previous editions is not much impressive as this team still seeking for their best performance in FIFA World Cup. The best ever performance show up by Japan in FIFA World Cup was back in 2002 and 2010 where Japan managed to reach the rounds of 16 of FIFA World Cup.
Japan Coaching Staff
The head coach of Japan football team is Akira Nishino whereas the assistant coaches of this team are Jacky Bonnevay and Makoto Teguramori. The goalkeeping trainers of this team are Yukiya Hamano and Enver Lugusic. The physical coach of Japan is Cyril Moine.
Japan Key Players
Japan has also announced their possible playing squad for FIFA World Cup 2018 and majority of its players are well experienced but most of them are going to appear in their 1st ever World Cup edition so too much pressure on the side but still this team holds very talented players and Keisuke Honda is one of them. The 31 years old striker of Japan is one of the most experienced fellow of this team and scored 36 international goals for his team.
Japan Performance Preview
Well the performance of Japan football team in current season is not much satisfactory as the counter side is suffering from the injuries of its major players. In last two matches Japan remained on back foot and lost one of them while other match ended up on draw. In 1st match against Mali played on 23rd March 20`18 Japan played well and finished up with draw whereas in 2nd match Ukraine defeated Japan by 2-1.
Japan Group and Matches Schedule in FIFA World Cup 2018
Japan football team is placed in group H along with Poland, Senegal and Colombia. Japan will kick off their journey in FIFA World Cup 2018 by playing their 1st match against Colombia on 19th June 2017 whereas the 2nd match of this team is scheduled against Senegal on 24th June 2018 and the last group stage match of Japan is versus Poland on 28th June 2018.