Japan are one of the strongest national teams in the AFC confederations as they boast world class footballers including Shinji Kagawa, Makoto Hasebe, Shinjo Okazaki and Maya Yoshida. Japan wear blue home shirts with white and red trim which are supplied by adidas and their away kit is all white with red and blue trim. The nation was one of the first to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Japan play their home games in blue shirts with blue shorts and blue socks. Japan's first World Cup appearance was in 1998, four years before they co-hosted the 2002 World Cup with South Korea. In 1998 they lost all their group games and whilst in 2002 they reached the 2nd round. Japan have won three of their last four Asian Cup finals appearances and on 8th June 2005, Japan qualified for their third World Cup.
Japan release a brand-new kit collection in preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Set for debut in Japan's important World Cup qualifier against Singapore on 12th November 2016, the aptly named 'Samurai Blue' will take to the pitch in a trademark home shirt consisting of a predominantly blue b [...]
AFC side Japan have officially extended their kit deal with adidas commencing at the start if 2015. Japan have had along relationship with adidas as they have had adidas kits since 1999 [...]
Revealing their home shirt in November last year, Japan have officially released their new away kit for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The new away shirt is not like any recent away football kits as Japan have opted to use fluorescent yellow as the main colour which is designed to symbolise the co [...]
The Japanese national football team whose nickname is the Blues, first played international football against China in Tokyo, Japan on May 9th 1917, but lost 5 nil.
Yasuhito Endo holds the record for the most number of appearances with over 130 matches and Kunishige Kamamoto holds the record for the most number of goals with 80.