2014 in Japanese football

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Japanese football in 2014.

J.League Division 1

J.League Division 1
Season2014
Champions Gamba Osaka
2nd J.League title
2nd Japanese title
Relegated Omiya Ardija
Cerezo Osaka
Tokushima Vortis
Champions League Gamba Osaka
Urawa Red Diamonds
Kashima Antlers
Matches played306
Goals scored774 (2.53 per match)
Top goalscorer Yoshito Ōkubo (18 goals)
Highest attendance56,758
Reds vs Gamba
Lowest attendance0
Reds vs S-Pulse
Average attendance17,240
2013
2015

The 2014 J.League Division 1 season was the 49th season of top-flight football in Japan, and the 22nd since the establishment of the J.League in 1993. The season began on 1 March and ended on 8 December. Sanfrecce Hiroshima were the defending champions.

Contents

Due to Japan's participation in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, there was an extended break to allow for preparation after the 14th-week matches on 17 and 18 May, with the league resuming on 15 July for four clubs who participated in the 2014 AFC Champions League to play rescheduled 12th-week matches, and 19 July for other 14 clubs. [1]

2014 saw the league played via a home and away system over a single season for the last time until at least 2020. From 2015 the league will revert to an Apertura and Clausura system, with a multi-team play-off 'super stage' to decide the champions, similar to the format used when the J.League began. [2]

The league was won by Gamba Osaka, who won their second J.League title following a 0–0 away draw against Tokushima Vortis. They became the second league champions (after Kashiwa Reysol) to win the first division after being promoted as second division champions.

Clubs

18 teams compete in this year's competition. Both Gamba Osaka and Vissel Kobe return to J1 after a single season outside the top flight; they finished as the J.League Division 2 champions and runners-up, respectively. Tokushima Vortis, who finished fourth in the regular season and won the promotion playoff, will make their top-flight debut, becoming the first club from Shikoku to do so. Those three teams replaced Oita Trinita, Shonan Bellmare and Júbilo Iwata; Júbilo were relegated from J1 for the first time after twenty seasons in the top tier, while Bellmare and Trinita were bumped down after cameo appearances in J1.

Club NameCoachHome Town(s)StadiumCapacityNote(s)
Albirex Niigata Flag of Japan.svg Masaaki Yanagishita Niigata & Seirō, Niigata Big Swan Stadium 42,300
Kashima Antlers Flag of Brazil.svg Toninho Cerezo Kashima, Ibaraki Kashima Soccer Stadium 40,728
Omiya Ardija Flag of Japan.svg Hiroki Shibuya Omiya, Saitama NACK5 Stadium 15,500
Cerezo Osaka Flag of Japan.svg Yuji Okuma Osaka Nagai Stadium 47,816 2014 AFC Champions League participant
(as 2013 J.League fourth-placed)
Yokohama F. Marinos Flag of Japan.svg Yasuhiro Higuchi Yokohama, Kanagawa & Yokosuka, Kanagawa Nissan Stadium 72,327 2014 AFC Champions League participant
(as 2013 J.League runners-up)
Kawasaki Frontale Flag of Japan.svg Yahiro Kazama Kawasaki, Kanagawa Todoroki Athletics Stadium 26,232 2014 AFC Champions League participant
(as 2013 J.League Third placed team)
Gamba Osaka Flag of Japan.svg Kenta Hasegawa Suita, Osaka Osaka Expo '70 Stadium 21,000Promoted from J.League Division 2 in 2013
Nagoya Grampus Flag of Japan.svg Akira Nishino Nagoya, Aichi Mizuho Athletic Stadium 27,000
Urawa Red Diamonds Flag of Serbia.svg Mihailo Petrović Urawa, Saitama Saitama Stadium 63,700
Kashiwa Reysol Flag of Brazil.svg Nelsinho Baptista Kashiwa, Chiba Kashiwa Soccer Stadium 15,900
Shimizu S-Pulse Flag of Japan.svg Katsumi Oenoki Shizuoka IAI Stadium Nihondaira 20,339
Sagan Tosu Flag of Japan.svg Megumu Yoshida Tosu, Saga Tosu Stadium 24,490
Sanfrecce Hiroshima Flag of Japan.svg Hajime Moriyasu Hiroshima Hiroshima Big Arch 50,000 2014 AFC Champions League participant
(as 2013 J.League winners)
FC Tokyo Flag of Italy.svg Massimo Ficcadenti Tokyo Ajinomoto Stadium 49,970
Tokushima Vortis Flag of Japan.svg Shinji Kobayashi All cities/towns in Tokushima Pocarisweat Stadium 20,441Promoted from J.League Division 2 in 2013
(through a play-off system)
Vegalta Sendai Flag of Japan.svg Susumu Watanabe Sendai, Miyagi Yurtec Stadium 19,694
Ventforet Kofu Flag of Japan.svg Hiroshi Jofuku Kofu, Yamanashi Yamanashi Chuo Bank Stadium 17,000
Vissel Kobe Flag of Japan.svg Ryo Adachi Kobe, Hyōgo Misaki Park Stadium 30,132Promoted from J.League Division 2 in 2013

Foreign players

ClubPlayer 1Player 2Player 3Asian PlayerNon-Visa ForeignType-C Contract [3]
Albirex Niigata Flag of Brazil.svg Léo Silva Flag of Brazil.svg Rafael Silva Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Myung-Jae Flag of South Korea.svg Song Ju-Hun
Kashima Antlers Flag of Brazil.svg Davi Flag of Brazil.svg Jorge Wagner Flag of Brazil.svg Luís Alberto Flag of Brazil.svg Caio
Omiya Ardija Flag of Brazil.svg Carlinhos Paraiba Flag of Serbia.svg Dragan Mrđa Flag of Slovenia.svg Zlatan Ljubijankić Flag of South Korea.svg Cho Won-hee
Cerezo Osaka Flag of Germany.svg Cacau Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Seong-jun Flag of Uruguay.svg Diego Forlán Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Jin-Hyeon Flag of South Korea.svg Gu Sung-Yun
Yokohama F. Marinos Flag of Brazil.svg Fabio Flag of Brazil.svg Rafinha
Kawasaki Frontale Flag of Brazil.svg Jeci Flag of Brazil.svg Paulinho Flag of Brazil.svg Renato Flag of North Korea.svg An Byong-Jun
Gamba Osaka Flag of Brazil.svg Lins Flag of Brazil.svg Patric Flag of South Korea.svg Oh Jae-Suk
Nagoya Grampus Flag of Brazil.svg Leandro Domingues Flag of Brazil.svg Régis Flag of Colombia.svg Danilson Córdoba Flag of Australia (converted).svg Joshua Kennedy Flag of Brazil.svg Gustavo
Urawa Red Diamonds Flag of Brazil.svg Márcio Richardes
Kashiwa Reysol Flag of Brazil.svg Dudu Flag of Brazil.svg Dudu Flag of Brazil.svg Leandro Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Chang-Soo
Shimizu S-Pulse Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Dejan Jaković Flag of the Netherlands.svg Calvin Jong-a-Pin Flag of Slovenia.svg Milivoje Novaković Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Ki-Je Flag of Brazil.svg Bueno
Sagan Tosu Flag of South Korea.svg Choi Sung-Keun Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Min-Hyeok Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Min-Woo
Sanfrecce Hiroshima Flag of Croatia.svg Mihael Mikić Flag of South Korea.svg Byeon Jun-Byum Flag of South Korea.svg Park Hyung-Jin Flag of South Korea.svg Hwang Seok-Ho
FC Tokyo Flag of Brazil.svg Edu Flag of Italy.svg Michele Canini
Ventforet Kofu Flag of Brazil.svg Cristiano Flag of Brazil.svg Gilsinho Flag of Brazil.svg Marquinhos Paraná Flag of Indonesia.svg Irfan Bachdim Flag of Brazil.svg Thiago Quirino
Vegalta Sendai Flag of Brazil.svg Ramon Lopez Flag of Brazil.svg Wilson Flag of North Korea.svg Ryang Yong-Gi
Vissel Kobe Flag of Brazil.svg Fabio Simplicio Flag of Brazil.svg Marquinhos Flag of Brazil.svg Pedro Júnior Flag of South Korea.svg Jung Woo-Young
Tokushima Vortis Flag of Brazil.svg Adriano Flag of Brazil.svg Alex Flag of Colombia.svg Esteven Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Jong-min Flag of North Korea.svg Lee Yon-Jick Flag of South Korea.svg Son Se-Hwang

Managerial changes

TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureIncoming manager
Vegalta Sendai Flag of Australia (converted).svg Graham Arnold Mutual consent Flag of Japan.svg Susumu Watanabe
Cerezo Osaka Flag of Serbia.svg Ranko Popović Mutual consent Flag of Germany.svg Marco Pezzaiuoli
Shimizu S-Pluse Flag of Iran.svg Afshin Ghotbi Mutual consent Flag of Japan.svg Katsumi Oenoki
Sagan Tosu Flag of South Korea.svg Yoon Jung-Hwan Sacked Flag of Japan.svg Megumu Yoshida
Omiya Ardija Flag of Japan.svg Kiyoshi Okuma Sacked Flag of Japan.svg Hiroki Shibuya
Cerezo Osaka Flag of Germany.svg Marco Pezzaiuoli Sacked Flag of Japan.svg Yuji Okuma

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Gamba Osaka (C)3419695931+2863Qualification for 2015 AFC Champions League Group stage [lower-alpha 1]
2 Urawa Red Diamonds 3418885232+2062
3 Kashima Antlers 34186106439+2560
4 Kashiwa Reysol 3417984840+860Qualification for 2015 AFC Champions League Third qualifying round [lower-alpha 1]
5 Sagan Tosu 34193124133+860
6 Kawasaki Frontale 34167115643+1355
7 Yokohama F. Marinos 34149113729+851
8 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 341311104437+750
9 FC Tokyo 341212104733+1448
10 Nagoya Grampus 34139124748148
11 Vissel Kobe 341112114950145
12 Albirex Niigata 34128143036644
13 Ventforet Kofu 34914112731441
14 Vegalta Sendai 349111435501538
15 Shimizu S-Pulse 341061842601836
16 Omiya Ardija (R)34981744601635Relegation to 2015 J2 League
17 Cerezo Osaka (R)347101736481231
18 Tokushima Vortis (R)34352616745814
Updated to match(es) played on 8 December 2014. Source: J.League Data
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. 1 2 Because Gamba Osaka won the 2014 Emperor's Cup, the group stage spot has been given to third-placed Kashima Antlers, while ACL qualification spot has been awarded to the fourth-placed Kashiwa Reysol.

Positions by round

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
Gamba Osaka 145911141615131415161511161311865787555422222211
Urawa Red Diamonds 69551164354122111121111111111111122
Kashima Antlers 2111112411237444444433443234433333
Kashiwa Reysol 1012141012991096674567989676898998766554
Sagan Tosu 1149485535311222211322334553554445
Kawasaki Frontale 8141614947889786833333244222345345666
Yokohama F. Marinos 33235710111314111215129810111111101010101010101081010777
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 6476321242445675576899979887988998
FC Tokyo 1012131615121312101012131210109757558786666677889
Nagoya Grampus 1276461112151513141113151514141516141414121211121212121211121110
Vissel Kobe 8118127331235633566989656677791099101011
Albirex Niigata 51010681067778587810111010101111111112111111111112111212
Ventforet Kofu 17151513131516141212131416141616161414151515151513131415161313131313
Vegalta Sendai 13161717171717171717171714111112131313121213141414151313131414141414
Shimizu S-Pulse 4812151614116681010991215121212131312131315171616151615151515
Omiya Ardija 1616118101314161616151617171717171717171717171717161514141516161616
Cerezo Osaka 15532258911119910131413151615161616161616141717171717171717
Tokushima Vortis 18181818181818181818181818181818181818181818181818181818181818181818
Leader and qualification to 2015 AFC Champions League group stage
Qualification to 2015 AFC Champions League group stage
Qualification to 2015 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off
Relegation to 2015 J2 League
Updated to match(es) played on 8 December 2014. Source: J. League Data Site
Note 1: Matchday 12 results for 2014 AFC Champions League Participants (Sanfrecce Hiroshima vs. Yokohama F. Marinos, Cerezo Osaka vs. Kawasaki Frontale), held on 15 July 2014, are included in Matchday 15 ranking. Sanfrecce Hiroshima, Kawasaki Frontale and Cerezo Osaka qualified to the Round of 16 of the 2014 AFC Champions League, in which the First Leg matches overlap with matches for Matchday 12

Results

Home \ Away ALB ANT ARD CER FMA FRO GAM GRA RED REY SAG SFR SSP TOK VEG VEN VIS VOR
Albirex Niigata 1–22–11–00–03–00–21–10–20–21–00–02–10–11–00–01–11–2
Kashima Antlers 1–22–20–21–02–12–31–21–12–30–15–12–12–22–01–02–31–0
Omiya Ardija 2–22–12–02–31–30–21–20–21–21–33–32–11–04–00–20–31–3
Cerezo Osaka 0–01–41–12–21–2 2–2 1–21–02–00–10–14–10–00–11–31–23–1
Yokohama F. Marinos 1–01–32–00–02–02–00–20–12–21–21–01–00–10–20–01–13–0
Kawasaki Frontale 1–04–13–45–40–32–11–02–11–12–01–12–30–01–12–02–24–0
Gamba Osaka 5–00–22–1 2–0 2–01–00–10–11–24–11–14–02–11–12–03–13–0
Nagoya Grampus 0–12–32–11–21–11–11–21–21–12–32–52–32–20–02–02–11–1
Urawa Red Diamonds 1–01–14–01–01–01–00–21–23–10–11–01–11–04–00–02–22–1
Kashiwa Reysol 1–01–02–22–10–04–11–00–13–22–00–03–11–10–03–02–02–0
Sagan Tosu 0–20–31–11–01–00–12–01–01–11–01–22–20–22–12–02–15–0
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2–00–31–10–01–22–10–14–00–25–21–01–11–02–01–11–13–1
Shimizu S-Pulse 2–11–32–03–00–10–20–32–21–43–00–11–31–31–00–01–11–0
FC Tokyo 1–31–10–12–01–10–43–00–14–44–02–12–14–03–01–11–14–0
Vegalta Sendai 1–20–12–23–31–20–00–03–34–21–20–31–03–21–01–14–32–1
Ventforet Kofu 1–10–40–10–01–02–13–32–00–03–01–02–00–10–00–02–00–1
Vissel Kobe 1–00–02–12–21–21–21–51–33–11–10–10–03–12–12–11–03–0
Tokushima Vortis 1–20–50–20–20–30–40–00–20–20–20–10–10–40–00–12–22–2
Updated to match(es) played on 8 December 2014. Source: J. League Data
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers

RankScorerClubGoals
1 Flag of Japan.svg Yoshito Ōkubo Kawasaki Frontale
18
2 Flag of Japan.svg Yohei Toyoda Sagan Tosu
15
3 Flag of Brazil.svg Marquinhos Vissel Kobe
14
4 Flag of Brazil.svg Pedro Júnior Vissel Kobe
13
Flag of Japan.svg Yoshinori Muto FC Tokyo
13
Flag of Slovenia.svg Milivoje Novaković Shimizu S-Pulse
13
8 Flag of Japan.svg Yu Kobayashi Kawasaki Frontale
12
Flag of Japan.svg Shinzo Koroki Urawa Red Diamonds
12
Flag of Japan.svg Kensuke Nagai Nagoya Grampus
12
11 Flag of Brazil.svg Edu FC Tokyo
11
Flag of Brazil.svg Leandro Kashiwa Reysol
11
Flag of Japan.svg Hisato Satō Sanfrecce Hiroshima
11

Updated to games played on 8 December 2014
Source: J. League Data

Awards

Individual

AwardRecipientClubNotes
Most Valuable Player Flag of Japan.svg Yasuhito Endō Gamba Osaka
Rookie of the Year Flag of Brazil.svg Caio Kashima Antlers
Manager of the Year Flag of Japan.svg Kenta Hasegawa Gamba Osaka
Top scorer Flag of Japan.svg Yoshito Ōkubo Kawasaki Frontale 18 goals.

Best Eleven

PositionFootballerClubNationality
GK Shusaku Nishikawa (3) Urawa Red Diamonds Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
DF Kosuke Ota (1) FC Tokyo Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
DF Masato Morishige (2) FC Tokyo Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
DF Tsukasa Shiotani (1) Sanfrecce Hiroshima Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Gaku Shibasaki (1) Kashima Antlers Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Yoshinori Muto (1) FC Tokyo Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
MF Léo Silva (1) Albirex Niigata Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
MF Yasuhito Endō (11) Gamba Osaka Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
FW Yoshito Ōkubo (2) Kawasaki Frontale Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
FW Takashi Usami (1) Gamba Osaka Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
FW Patric (1) Gamba Osaka Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil

* The number in brackets denotes the number of times that the footballer has appeared in the Best 11.

Attendances

PosTeamTotalHighLowAverageChange
1 Urawa Red Diamonds 603,77056,758035,516
2 FC Tokyo 428,18442,05913,04825,187
3 Yokohama F. Marinos 392,49640,57111,08823,088
4 Albirex Niigata 390,64835,5332,10422,979
5 Cerezo Osaka 367,65142,72310,26221,627
6 Kashima Antlers 300,31032,0998,84017,665
7 Nagoya Grampus 284,47438,9665,59916,733
8 Kawasaki Frontale 283,24119,66810,60916,661
9 Vegalta Sendai 257,94918,91411,14415,173
10 Vissel Kobe 255,18525,3829,37515,010
11 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 254,95124,7349,51514,997
12 Gamba Osaka 250,73819,56910,89814,749
13 Shimizu S-Pulse 241,57719,8248,53914,210
14 Sagan Tosu 240,32323,2778,27614,137
15 Ventforet Kofu 206,90436,5055,41612,170
16 Omiya Ardija 183,79114,1827,00110,811
17 Kashiwa Reysol 182,16114,6236,11510,715
18 Tokushima Vortis 151,03417,2743,5948,884
League total5,275,38756,758017,240

Updated to games played on 8 December 2014
Source: J. League Data
Notes:
Team played previous season in J2.

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J.League Division 2

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Shonan Bellmare (C, P)4231838625+61101Qualification for 2015 J1 League
2 Matsumoto Yamaga (P)42241176535+3083
3 JEF United Chiba 421814105544+1168Qualification for Promotion Playoffs [lower-alpha 1]
4 Júbilo Iwata 421813116755+1267
5 Giravanz Kitakyushu 421811135050065Ineligible for promotion
6 Montedio Yamagata (P)421810145744+1364Qualification for Promotion Playoffs [lower-alpha 1]
7 Oita Trinita 421712135255363
8 Fagiano Okayama 421516115248+461
9 Kyoto Sanga 421418105752+560
10 Consadole Sapporo 421514134844+459
11 Yokohama FC 421413154947+255
12 Tochigi SC 421510175258655
13 Roasso Kumamoto 421315144553854
14 V-Varen Nagasaki 421216144542+352
15 Mito HollyHock 421214164646050Ineligible for promotion
16 Avispa Fukuoka 421311185260850
17 FC Gifu 421310195461749Ineligible for promotion
18 Thespakusatsu Gunma 42147214554949
19 Ehime FC 421212185458448
20 Tokyo Verdy 429151831481742
21 Kamatamare Sanuki 427122334713733Qualification for Relegation Playoffs [lower-alpha 2]
22 Kataller Toyama (R)42582928744623Relegation to 2015 J3 League [lower-alpha 2]
Updated to match(es) played on 23 November 2014. Source: J.League data
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. 1 2 Only teams that meet J1 license criteria can participate in promotion playoffs. If one or more teams fail to meet the criteria, only eligible teams that finished 3rd to 6th will participate and no replacement teams will be added.
  2. 1 2 The playoffs and direct exchange between J2 and J3 are subject to eligibility of J2-licensed teams in top 2 of 2014 J3 League

J3 League

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Zweigen Kanazawa (C, P)3323645620+3675Promotion to 2015 J2 League [lower-alpha 1]
2 Nagano Parceiro 3320945823+3569Qualification for J2 promotion playoffs [lower-alpha 1]
3 Machida Zelvia 3320855922+3768
4 Gainare Tottori 33141183425+953
5 Grulla Morioka 33129124339+445
6 SC Sagamihara 33127144448443
7 Fukushima United 3399153038836
8 Blaublitz Akita 331041938571934
9 FC Ryukyu 338101531501934
10 J.League U-22 Selection 33961837632633
11 Fujieda MYFC 33791736521630
12 YSCC Yokohama 334121729582924
Updated to match(es) played on 23 November 2014. Source: J.League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal differential; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head results; 5) Disciplinary points; 6) Draw.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted
Notes:
  1. 1 2 Only clubs that hold J2 licence are eligible for promotion.

Japan Football League

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion or relegation
1 SP Kyoto FC 2620155820+3861
2 Kagoshima United 2618354519+2657
3 Honda FC (C)2616555828+3053
4 Renofa Yamaguchi (P)2616375127+2451Promotion to 2015 J3 League
5 Sony Sendai 2613764529+1646
6 Yokogawa Musashino 269893131035
7 Verspah Oita 268993028+233
8 Azul Claro Numazu 2688102635932
9 Vanraure Hachinohe 2686123032230
10 Honda Lock 26761331522127
11 Fagiano Okayama Next 26581324462223
12 MIO Biwako Shiga 26641624502622
13 Tochigi Uva 26471516372119
14 Maruyasu Okazaki 26371623583516
Updated to match(es) played on 30 November 2014. Source: Japan Football League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal differential; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head results; 5) Disciplinary points; 6) Draw.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted

National team (Men)

Results

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Kagawa Soccerball shade.svg 7' (pen.)
Morishige Soccerball shade.svg 11'
JFA Report Wood Soccerball shade.svg 39', 80'Stadium: National Stadium
Attendance: 47,670
Referee: Alan Milliner (Australia)
27 May Japan  Flag of Japan.svg1 – 0Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus Flag of Japan.svg Saitama, Japan [3]
19:30 JST Uchida Soccerball shade.svg 43' JFA Report Stadium: Saitama Stadium
Attendance: 58,564
Referee: Paweł Raczkowski (Poland)
2 June Costa Rica  Flag of Costa Rica.svg1 – 3Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of the United States.svg Tampa, United States [4]
21:00 UTC−4 Ruiz Soccerball shade.svg 31' JFA Report Endo Soccerball shade.svg 60'
Kagawa Soccerball shade.svg 80'
Kakitani Soccerball shade.svg 90+2'
Stadium: Raymond James Stadium
Attendance: 7,106
Referee: Chris Penso (USA)
6 June Zambia  Flag of Zambia.svg3 – 4Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of the United States.svg Tampa, United States [5]
19:30 UTC−4 Katongo Soccerball shade.svg 9'
Sinkala Soccerball shade.svg 29'
Musonda Soccerball shade.svg 89'
JFA Report Honda Soccerball shade.svg 40' (pen.), 75'
Kagawa Soccerball shade.svg 73'
Okubo Soccerball shade.svg 90+1'
Stadium: Raymond James Stadium
Attendance: 7,275
Referee: Edvin Jurisevic (USA)
14 June Group C Ivory Coast  Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg2 – 1Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Brazil.svg Recife, Brazil
22:00 UTC−3 Bony Soccerball shade.svg 64'
Gervinho Soccerball shade.svg 66'
FIFA Report Honda Soccerball shade.svg 16'Stadium: Arena Pernambuco
Attendance: 40,267
Referee: Enrique Osses (Chile)
19 June Group C Japan  Flag of Japan.svg0 – 0Flag of Greece.svg  Greece Flag of Brazil.svg Natal, Brazil
19:00 UTC−3 FIFA Report Stadium: Arena das Dunas
Attendance: 39,485
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)
24 June Group C Japan  Flag of Japan.svg1 – 4Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Flag of Brazil.svg Cuiabá, Brazil
16:00 UTC−4 Okazaki Soccerball shade.svg 45+1' FIFA Report Cuadrado Soccerball shade.svg 17' (pen.)
Martínez Soccerball shade.svg 55', 82'
Rodríguez Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Stadium: Arena Pantanal
Attendance: 40,340
Referee: Pedro Proença (Portugal)
5 September Japan  Flag of Japan.svg0 – 2Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay Flag of Japan.svg Sapporo, Japan [1]
19:30 JST JFA Report Cavani Soccerball shade.svg 34'
Hernández Soccerball shade.svg 71'
Stadium: Sapporo Dome
Attendance: 39,294
Referee: Kim Sang-woo (South Korea)
9 September Japan  Flag of Japan.svg2 – 2Flag of Venezuela (state).svg  Venezuela Flag of Japan.svg Yokohama, Japan [1]
19:20 JST Muto Soccerball shade.svg 51'
Shibasaki Soccerball shade.svg 66'
FIFA Listing Rondon Soccerball shade.svg 61' (pen.)
Cichero Soccerball shade.svg 71'
Stadium: International Stadium Yokohama
Attendance: 64,007
Referee: Chris Beath (Australia)
10 October Japan  Flag of Japan.svg1 – 0Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica Flag of Japan.svg Niigata, Japan
19:25 JST Nosworthy Soccerball shade.svg 16' (o.g.) JFA Report Stadium: Denka Big Swan Stadium
Attendance: 39,628
Referee: Ma Ning (China)
14 October Japan  Flag of Japan.svg0 – 4Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore
18:45 UTC+8 JFA Report Neymar Soccerball shade.svg 18', 48', 77', 81'Stadium: Singapore National Stadium
Attendance: 51,577
Referee: Ahmad A'Qashah (Singapore)
14 November Japan  Flag of Japan.svg6 – 0Flag of Honduras (darker variant).svg  Honduras Flag of Japan.svg Toyota, Japan [1]
19:35 JST Yoshida Soccerball shade.svg 9'
Honda Soccerball shade.svg 40'
Endō Soccerball shade.svg 44'
Inui Soccerball shade.svg 47', 74'
Toyoda Soccerball shade.svg 69'
Report Stadium: Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 42,126
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (Poland)
18 November Japan  Flag of Japan.svg2 – 1Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Flag of Japan.svg Osaka, Japan [1]
19:25 JST Konno Soccerball shade.svg 61'
Okazaki Soccerball shade.svg 68'
JFA Report Cahill Soccerball shade.svg 90+2'Stadium: Nagai Stadium
Attendance: 46,312
Referee: Paweł Gil (Poland)


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Players statistics

Player-201303.0505.2706.0206.0606.1406.1906.2409.0509.0910.1010.1411.1411.182014Total
Yasuhito Endo 140(12)OOO(1)OOO-----O(1)O8(2)148(14)
Yasuyuki Konno 78(1)-OOO-OO-----O(1)6(1)84(2)
Makoto Hasebe 77(2)-O--OOO----OO6(0)83(2)
Shinji Okazaki 72(36)O(2)OOOOOO(1)OOOOOO(1)13(4)85(40)
Yuto Nagatomo 66(3)OOOOOOOOOO---10(0)76(3)
Atsuto Uchida 65(1)-O(1)OOOOO----O-7(1)72(2)
Yoshito Okubo 54(5)-OOO(1)OOO------6(1)60(6)
Shinji Kagawa 53(16)O(1)OO(1)O(1)OOO--O-OO10(3)63(19)
Eiji Kawashima 53(0)OOO-OOOOO-OOO11(0)64(0)
Keisuke Honda 52(20)OOOO(2)O(1)OOOOOOO(1)O13(4)65(24)
Maya Yoshida 37(2)OOOOOOOOO--O(1)O11(1)48(3)
Hajime Hosogai 25(1)O------OOOO--5(0)30(1)
Hiroshi Kiyotake 23(1)OO----O------3(0)26(1)
Masahiko Inoha 20(1)-O-----------1(0)21(1)
Hiroki Sakai 14(0)OOOO---O-----5(0)19(0)
Shusaku Nishikawa 12(0)---O-----O-O-3(0)15(0)
Takashi Inui 12(0)-----------O(2)O2(2)14(2)
Gotoku Sakai 11(0)O------OOOOOO7(0)18(0)
Yoichiro Kakitani 9(4)-OO(1)OO-OOOOO--9(1)18(5)
Hotaru Yamaguchi 8(0)OOOOOOO------7(0)15(0)
Yuya Osako 6(3)O-OOOO--O----6(0)12(3)
Masato Morishige 6(0)O(1)OOOO--OOOOOO11(1)17(1)
Hiroki Mizumoto 5(0)--------O----1(0)6(0)
Manabu Saito 3(1)O--O---------2(0)5(1)
Toshihiro Aoyama 3(0)O-OO--O------4(0)7(0)
Yohei Toyoda 3(0)O----------O(1)O3(1)6(1)
Junya Tanaka 1(0)-------OO-O--3(0)4(0)
Kosuke Ota 1(0)---------OO-O3(0)4(0)
Daisuke Suzuki 1(0)----------O--1(0)2(0)
Yoshinori Muto 0(0)-------OO(1)OOOO6(1)6(1)
Gaku Shibasaki 0(0)--------O(1)OOO-4(1)4(1)
Taishi Taguchi 0(0)---------OOO-3(0)3(0)
Ryota Morioka 0(0)-------O--O--2(0)2(0)
Tsukasa Shiotani 0(0)---------OO--2(0)2(0)
Yu Kobayashi 0(0)---------OO--2(0)2(0)
Tatsuya Sakai 0(0)-------O-----1(0)1(0)
Yusuke Minagawa 0(0)-------O-----1(0)1(0)

National team (Women)

Results

2014.03.05 Japan 1-1 United States Portugal
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2014.03.07 Japan 1-0 Denmark Portugal
Iwabuchi Soccerball shade.svg ?'
2014.03.10 Japan 2-1 Sweden Portugal
Ogimi Soccerball shade.svg ?'
Miyama Soccerball shade.svg ?'
? Soccerball shade.svg ?'
2014.03.12 Japan 0-3 Germany Portugal
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? Soccerball shade.svg ?'
? Soccerball shade.svg ?'
2014.05.08 Japan 2-1 New Zealand Osaka, Japan
Takase Soccerball shade.svg ?'
Sugasawa Soccerball shade.svg ?'
? Soccerball shade.svg ?'Stadium: Nagai Football Stadium
2014.05.14 Japan 2-2 Australia Vietnam
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Ogimi Soccerball shade.svg ?'
? Soccerball shade.svg ?'
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2014.05.16 Japan 4-0 Vietnam Vietnam
Kawasumi Soccerball shade.svg ?', ?'
Kiryu Soccerball shade.svg ?'
Ogimi Soccerball shade.svg ?'
2014.05.18 Japan 7-0 Jordan Vietnam
Kira Soccerball shade.svg ?', ?'
Nakajima Soccerball shade.svg ?', ?'
Sakaguchi Soccerball shade.svg ?', ?'
Soccerball shade.svg ?' (o.g.)
2014.05.22 Japan 2-1 China Vietnam
Sawa Soccerball shade.svg ?'
Iwashimizu Soccerball shade.svg ?'
? Soccerball shade.svg ?'
2014.09.13 Japan 5-0 Ghana Yamagata, Japan
Takase Soccerball shade.svg ?', ?'
Sakaguchi Soccerball shade.svg ?'
Osafune Soccerball shade.svg ?'
Nakajima Soccerball shade.svg ?'
Stadium: Yamagata Park Stadium
2014.09.15 Japan 0-0 China South Korea
2014.09.18 Japan 12-0 Jordan South Korea
Kawasumi Soccerball shade.svg ?', ?'
Sugasawa Soccerball shade.svg ?', ?', ?'
Sakaguchi Soccerball shade.svg ?', ?', ?'
Soccerball shade.svg ?' (o.g.)
Kira Soccerball shade.svg ?', ?'
Miyama Soccerball shade.svg ?'
2014.09.26 Japan 9-0 Hong Kong South Korea
Masuya Soccerball shade.svg ?', ?'
Soccerball shade.svg ?' (o.g.)
Nakajima Soccerball shade.svg ?'
Iwashimizu Soccerball shade.svg ?'
Kiryu Soccerball shade.svg ?', ?'
Takase Soccerball shade.svg ?'
Sugasawa Soccerball shade.svg ?'
2014.09.29 Japan 3-0 Vietnam South Korea
Sakaguchi Soccerball shade.svg ?'
Osafune Soccerball shade.svg ?'
Sugasawa Soccerball shade.svg ?'
2014.10.01 Japan 1-3 North Korea South Korea
Miyama Soccerball shade.svg ?'? Soccerball shade.svg ?'
? Soccerball shade.svg ?'
? Soccerball shade.svg ?'
2014.10.25 Japan 3-0 Canada Canada
Ogimi Soccerball shade.svg ?'
Kawamura Soccerball shade.svg ?'
Kawasumi Soccerball shade.svg ?'
2014.10.28 Japan 3-2 Canada Canada
Nagasato Soccerball shade.svg ?'
Ogimi Soccerball shade.svg ?'
Sameshima Soccerball shade.svg ?'
? Soccerball shade.svg ?'
? Soccerball shade.svg ?'

Players statistics

Player-201303.0503.0703.1003.1205.0805.1405.1605.1805.2205.2509.1309.1509.1809.2209.2609.2910.0110.2510.282014Total
Homare Sawa 189(81)O-OOO-OOO(1)O---------8(1)197(82)
Aya Miyama 127(30)O(1)OO(1)OOOO-OOOOO(1)O-OO(1)OO17(4)144(34)
Shinobu Ono 119(39)OOOO-------------OO6(0)125(39)
Kozue Ando 115(18)-OOO-------------O-4(0)119(18)
Yuki Ogimi 103(47)OOO(1)O-O(1)O(1)O---------O(1)O(1)9(5)112(52)
Azusa Iwashimizu 95(8)OOOOOOO-O(1)O(1)--OOO(1)-O-O14(3)109(11)
Yukari Kinga 88(5)O-OO-------------O-4(0)92(5)
Karina Maruyama 77(14)----O-O------------2(0)79(14)
Miho Fukumoto 70(0)-O----O-OO--------O5(0)75(0)
Mizuho Sakaguchi 68(18)O-OOOO-O(2)OOO(1)OO(3)O(1)OO(1)OOO17(8)85(26)
Rumi Utsugi 62(5)OOOOOOOOOO-------OO12(0)74(5)
Saki Kumagai 58(0)O-OO-------------OO5(0)63(0)
Aya Sameshima 55(2)-----------------OO(1)2(1)57(3)
Nahomi Kawasumi 50(12)OOOOOOO(2)-OOOOO(2)O(1)OOOO(1)-17(6)67(18)
Ayumi Kaihori 40(0)--O----O--OO--O-O--6(0)46(0)
Megumi Takase 35(5)OOOOO(1)OOOOOO(2)O--O(1)OOOO17(4)52(9)
Asuna Tanaka 28(3)-O----------------O2(0)30(3)
Megumi Kamionobe 23(2)OO----O-----------O4(0)27(2)
Mana Iwabuchi 20(2)OO(1)OO--------------O5(1)25(3)
Saori Ariyoshi 13(0)OOOOOOO-OOOOOO-OOOO17(0)30(0)
Yuika Sugasawa 12(2)----O(1)-O-OOOOO(3)-O(1)O(1)OOO12(6)24(8)
Emi Nakajima 9(1)-O--OO-O(2)OOO(1)OOOO(1)O---12(4)21(5)
Kana Osafune 8(0)----------O(1)OO-OO(1)O--6(2)14(2)
Nanase Kiryu 6(0)OO---OO(1)-O-OOOOO(2)----10(3)16(3)
Asano Nagasato 6(0)------------------O(1)1(1)7(1)
Erina Yamane 4(0)O--OOO----O-OO-O-O-9(0)13(0)
Yuri Kawamura 4(0)----OOO-OO-------O(1)O7(1)11(1)
Michi Goto 3(2)----OO-O-O---------4(0)7(2)
Kana Kitahara 1(0)-O--------OOOO-O---6(0)7(0)
Chinatsu Kira 0(0)----OO-O(2)OOOOO(2)O(1)OOO--12(5)12(5)
Rika Masuya 0(0)----------OOOOO(2)OO--7(2)7(2)
Hikaru Naomoto 0(0)----O--O--O--OOO---6(0)6(0)
Rie Usui 0(0)----------OOOOO-O--6(0)6(0)
Hisui Haza 0(0)----------O--OOO---4(0)4(0)
Ruka Norimatsu 0(0)----O--O-----------2(0)2(0)
Yuria Obara 0(0)-------O-----------1(0)1(0)
Shiho Kohata 0(0)-------O-----------1(0)1(0)
Ami Sugita 0(0)-------O-----------1(0)1(0)

References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Japan to play New Zealand in World Cup warm-up Japan Football Association, 2013-12-12.
  2. Matches FIFA.com. Retrieved: 2014-02-02.
  3. Japan schedules friendly against Cyprus The Japan Times, 2014-02-12.
  4. Selección de Costa Rica tendrá fogueo en junio ante Japón La Nación, 2014-02-04. (in Spanish)
  5. Japan will play Zambia in Tampa, Florida Japan Football Association, 2014-03-28.