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2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil - Japan Soccer Team

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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
Confederation AFC
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)