FIFA World Ranking: 47th.
World Cup Appearances: 4.
Coach: Alberto Zaccheroni.
Captain: Makoto Hasebe.
Group C: Japan – Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast.
Best performance in a FIFA competition: Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Mexico City 1968 (Third place)
Betting Odds: Japan to win World Cup 151.00
This is the 23 man Japan World Cup Roster 2014.
JAPAN WORLD CUP SQUAD IN FULL LIST:
Japan manager Alberto Zaccheroni has named provisional Japan’s 23-man squad for the World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
Goalkeepers: Eiji Kawashima (Standard Liege), Shusaku Nishikawa (Urawa Reds), Shuichi Gonda (FC Tokyo)
Defenders: Masahiko Inoha (Jubilo Iwata), Yasuyuki Konno (Gamba Osaka), Yuto Nagatomo (Inter Milan), Masato Morishige (FC Tokyo), Atsuto Uchida (Schalke), Maya Yoshida (Southampton), Hiroki Sakai (Hannover), Gotoku Sakai (Stuttgart)
Midfielders: Yasuhito Endo (Gamba Osaka), Makoto Hasebe (Nuremberg), Toshihiro Aoyama (Sanfrecce Hiroshima), Hotaru Yamaguchi (Cerezo Osaka)
Forwards: Keisuke Honda (AC Milan), Yoshito Okubo (Kawasaki Frontale), Shinji Okazaki (Mainz), Shinji Kagawa (Manchester United), Hiroshi Kiyotake (Nuremberg), Yoichiro Kakitani (Cerezo Osaka), Manabu Saito (Yokohama F Marinos), Yuya Osako (1860 Munich)
Japan World Cup Fixtures (UK time):
Japan faces Colombia, Greece and Ivory Coast in Group C of the World Cup 2014.
Here you can watch live streams games for free:
World Cup Team Profile Video: JAPAN
In addition to watching live streaming, you can also view post-match highlights videos and goals.
Featuring interviews with Makoto Hasebe, coach Alberto Zaccheroni and others, this is a special look at Japan’s current squad (1:50), their World Cup history (5:38) and how they qualified (7:24) for Group C with Colombia, Greece and Côte d’Ivoire.