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Japan national football team

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Template:Country data Japan
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) サムライ・ブルー
(Samurai Blue)
Association 日本フットボール協会
(Japan Football Association)
Sub-confederation EAFF (East Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Vahid Halilhodžić
Asst coach Jacky Bonnevay
Captain Makoto Hasebe
Most caps Yasuhito Endō (152)
Top scorer Kunishige Kamamoto (80)
FIFA code JPN
FIFA ranking Template:Nft rank
Highest FIFA ranking 9 (February 1998)
Lowest FIFA ranking 62 (February 2000)
Elo ranking Template:Nft rank
Highest Elo ranking 8 (August 2001, March 2002)
Lowest Elo ranking 112 (September 1962)
First international
Template:Country data JPN 0–5 China 23x15px
(Tokyo; 9 May 1917)
Biggest win
Template:Country data JPN 15–0 Philippines 23x15px
(Tokyo; 27 September 1967)
Biggest defeat
Template:Country data JPN 2–15 Philippines 23x15px
(Tokyo; 10 May 1917)
World Cup
Appearances 5 (First in 1998)
Best result Round of 16: 2002 and 2010
Asian Cup
Appearances 8 (First in 1988)
Best result Champions: 1992, 2000, 2004 and 2011
Copa América
Appearances 1 (First in 1999)
Best result Group Stage: 1999
Confederations Cup
Appearances 4 (First in 1995)
Best result Runners-up: 2001