Japan 2021/22 Kits
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 Home Kit
Japan played their first international in 1917 against China in a 5-0 loss and they wore a blue home shirt which remains today. The nation have gone through a series of switching home shirts from blue with red trim to blue with red and white trim.
In 1988 Japan wore an all red home kit to represent the country's flag. The current Japanese football logo features a tint of yellow which represents the fair play in Japanese tradition which is surrounded by blue shirts which translates to 'the fair play purpose supported on the power of youth'.
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.
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.
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