2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil - Japan Soccer Team
Japan is one of the most successful football teams in Asia. Japan then started their road to World Cup 2014 Brazil with numerous qualifiers. Throughout they suffered only two losses to Uzbekistan and Jordan, and drawing against Australia. After a 1-1 draw with Australia they qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, becoming the first nation (outside of Brazil, who is hosting the tournament) to qualify.
|Nickname(s)||Samurai Blue - Zac Japan|
|Head coach||Alberto Zaccheroni|
|Highest FIFA ranking||9 (February 1998)|
|FIFA World Cup record||Runners-up: 2001|
|AFC Asian Cup||Champions(4): 1990, 2000, 2004, 2011|
|Highest Elo ranking||8 (August 2001, March 2002)|