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Official site: Japan Football Association (founded 1921).
Japan Team in the Asian Cup 2011
In January 2011, Japan wins Asia Cup 2011
Japan was the champion of the 15th Asia Cup, which took place in Qatar; Australia was runner up, and Korea finished in third position.
Some of the Japanese players (see full squad): Kawashima (GK); Inoha, Iwamasa, Konno, Nagamoto, Uchida; Endo, Kagawa, Honda (most valuable player of tournament); Matsui, Okazaki, Maeda, Tadanari (scored the last goal).
Coach: Alberto Zaccheroni (coaching Japan since August 2010).
By winning the Asian Cup, Japan secured a place to participate of the Confederations Cup 2013, in Brazil.
Japan in the World Cup 2010
Japan reached the round-of-16, playing four matches:
»Japan 1 x 0 Cameroon
»Netherlands 1 x 0 Japan
»Denmark 1 x 3 Japan
»Paraguay 0 x 0 Japan (Paraguay won the shoot outs 5 x 3)
Line-up at the last match (see full squad): Kawashima (GK), Abe (Tamada), Komano, Tulio, Nagamoto, Endo, Matsui (Okazaki), Okubo (Nakamura), Hasebe, Honda, Nakazawa.
Coach: Takeshi Okada.