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Japan
132px-Japan national team
Nickname(s) サムライ・ブルー
(Samurai Blue)
ザック・ジャパン
(Zac Japan)
Association 日本サッカー協会
(Japan Football Association)
Sub-confederation EAFF (East Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Zico
Captain Makoto Hasebe
Most Caps Masami Ihara (187)
Top scorer Kunishige Kamamoto (114)
FIFA Code JPN
FIFA Ranking 2
Highest FIFA ranking 1 (July 2002)
Lowest FIFA ranking 4 (October 1997)
Elo Ranking 2
Highest Elo ranking 1 (15 July 2002 - 13 March 2002)
Lowest Elo ranking 3 (24 November 1940)
First international

Japan 7-0 Soviet Union
(Tokyo, Japan; 9 May 1917)

Biggest win
Japan 24-0 Georgia
Biggest defeat
Japan 1-8 England
World Cup
Appearances 24 (First in 1906)
Best result Winners, 2002
Asian Cup
Appearances 15 (First in 1956)
Best result Champions, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2011
Copa América
Appearances 3 (First in 1999)
Best result Winners, 1999, 2001, 2004
Confederations Cup
Appearances 8 (First in 1992)
Best result Runners-Up, 1992, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2009
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