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Japan Squad at the FIFA World Cup 2010

Updated on January 31, 2015

Japan Squad at the FIFA World Cup 2010

Japan Squad at the FIFA World Cup 2010. Japan squad team has high hope to win the FIFA World Cup 2010. The question is that are they an able team? let us see. With an injury to the center-back Marcus Tulio Tanaka (he is alright now) and the beleaguered coach who is constant criticism due to the performance of the team, Japan football squad is again fighting to have a place at the most prestigious soccer/football event in the world today -- FIFA World Cup. They will have to fight the England before the World Cup begins. Japan has high hopes to win at the FIFA World Cup 2010 like all the team that are competing there come June 11th -- the start of the World Cup 2010.

The Japan Squad Team at the 2010 World Cup FIFA

Japans Credentials

  • It is one of the strong squad in Asian football like Australia, South Korea and Saudi Arabia
  • Japan squad team is the winner of the five last tournament at the AFC Asian Cup
  • This is the fourth time that Japan squad will appear at the global FIFA World Cup tournament.

There are thirty (30) provisional member of the Japan Squad team and their coach is supremo Takeshi Okada who is "widely considered to be one of the finest Japanese strategists around. According to the website of FIFA 'he was at the helm during the Samurai Blue's first FIFA World Cup appearance at France 1998, having successfully negotiated a tricky play-off meeting with Iran, and later enjoyed spells at club level with Consadole Sapporo and Yokohama F Marinos".

Star Players of the Japan squad at the 2010 world Cup FIFA

  1. Former Celtic playmaker Shunsuke Nakamura,
  2. Midfielder Keisuke Honda,
  3. Captain Yuji Nakazawa -- is Japan's third-most capped player of all time


  • Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi
  • Eiji kawashima
  • Seigo Narazaki

Plus twenty seven more, the list will be final come June 1, 2020

Japan Squad at the FIFA World Cup 2010 -- Japan's Place at international football tournament

  • Japan squad is the only team from outside the Americas to join in the COPA America by virtue of being invited in 1999 and 2011.
  • 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City-- they won the bronze medal
  • They missed and lost to Iraq to qualify for the 994 FUFA World Cup
  • Japan squad first appeared at World Cup starting 1998, but they lost all three matches, but that's an achievement already
  • In 2002, Japan co-hosted the 2002 FIFA World Cup with South Korea and they beat Russia and Tunisia. They had a 2 all draw between Belgium. They lost to Turkey (third place) and they exited the round 16.
  • They again advanced to the World Cup in 2006 but they fail to advance to the Round of 16 after losing to Australia and Brazil and a draw to Croatia
  • So to speak they have more chancesĀ  at the Asian Cup being declared the winner in three of the last four finals, 1992, 20002 and 2004. Their most famous rivals are Australia and South Korea.
  • During the last qualification round at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Japan squad was the first team other than South Korea to qualify

Japan Squad at the FIFA World Cup 2010 -- Chances of Winning at the FIFA World Cup 2010

Chances of winning?

Japan star football player center-back Marcus Tulio Tanaka has this to say to their team -- "There is no room for niceties. We have to treat this like a war. It is not a case of retaliating if you take the first punch, you have got to get in there and land the first blow," and further he stated that "Obviously Japan are one of the weaker teams among the 32 nations at the World Cup and we have to understand that and double our efforts."

Japan Squad at the FIFA World Cup 2010


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      abidareacode 7 years ago from Areacode , Kerala, India

      Compared to European teams Asian teams are nothing.

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      fifacrazy 7 years ago

      With the current situation, no one can say who will win the world cup. Even the weaker teams are outperforming the favorites and I am sure Japan has the same chances of winning the world cup as that of England and France.