Japan women's national football team

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Nickname(s) なでしこジャパン ( Nadeshiko Japan)
Association Japan Football Association
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation EAFF (East Asia)
Head coach Asako Takakura
Captain Saki Kumagai
Most caps Homare Sawa (205)
Top scorer Homare Sawa (83)
FIFA code JPN
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First colours
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Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 11 Decrease2.svg 1 (16 April 2021) [1]
Highest3 (December 2011)
Lowest14 (July 2003)
First international
Flag of Chinese Taipei (FIFA).svg  Chinese Taipei 1–0 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
(Hong Kong; 7 June 1981)
Biggest win
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 21–0 Guam  Flag of Guam.svg
(Guangzhou, China; 5 December 1997)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 9–0 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
(Tokyo, Japan; 9 September 1981) [2]
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 9–0 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
(Charlotte, United States; 29 April 1999) [2]
World Cup
Appearances8 (first in 1991 )
Best resultChampions (2011)
Olympic Games
Appearances4 (first in 1996 )
Best resultRunners-up (2012)
Asian Cup
Appearances16 (first in 1977 )
Best resultChampions (2014, 2018)

The Japan women's national football team (Japanese: サッカー日本女子代表, Hepburn: Sakkā Nippon Joshi Daihyō), or nicknamed Nadeshiko Japan (なでしこジャパン), represents Japan in women's association football and is run by the Japan Football Association (JFA). It is the most successful women's national team from the Asian Football Confederation. Its highest ranking in the FIFA Women's World Rankings is 3rd, achieved in December 2011. [3]

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Nadeshiko Japan defeated the United States in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, thus claiming their first FIFA Women's World Cup title, becoming the first Asian team to do so and only the fourth women's world champions. [4] It won silver medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, making it the only Asian team to have three combined medals from international championships. [5] It also won gold medals at the 2014 and 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cups, the 2010 and 2018 Asian Games, and the 2008, 2010, and 2019 EAFF Football Championships.

History

1970s and 1980s

During the 1970s, the number of women football players and teams increased in Japan, and teams made up regional leagues in various parts of Japan. In 1977, the Japan team participated its first international tournament, 1977 AFC Women's Championship. But, this Japan team was not a national team, Japan Football Association dispatched club team, FC Jinnan as a Japan team. In 1980, "All-Japan Women's Football Championship" was held. In 1981, Japan Football Association formed first national team for 1981 AFC Women's Championship [6] and Seiki Ichihara managed as first Japan national team manager. [2] The first match against Chinese Taipei on 7 June at this tournament is the first match for Japan national team history. [2] In 1984, national team was formed for the first time in three years for a China expedition, and Takao Orii managed national team. [2]

In January 1986, Ryohei Suzuki became first full-time manager for national team. In December, Japan won the 2nd place at 1986 AFC Women's Championship. In 1989, the "Japan Women's Football League" (abbreviated to "L. League") was established, and the women's national team qualified for the "1991 FIFA Women's World Cup" in China.

Verge of decline

Japan women's national football team attended various championship tournaments such as the 1996 Summer Olympics and the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup which had made the national team and the L.League very popular. However, in 1999, Japan failed to qualify for the 2000 Summer Olympics, and this helped to cause with economic stagnation (Lost Decade) the withdrawal of a series of teams from the L. League. Japanese women's football was on the verge of decline.

Regeneration

In August 2002, the Japan Football Association appointed Eiji Ueda, who had been coach for the Macau national football team, as the new head coach. Officials expected a revitalization of women's football and planned a team reorganization, aiming for the 2004 Summer Olympics. The team at first went through a losing streak, but Ueda gradually improved the team, and it eventually gained wide support in Japan. In particular, a game against Korea DPR, which decided who would participate in the 2004 Olympics, not only made fans rush to the National Stadium but also was widely watched on TV.

Following the increase in public interest in women's football in Japan, the JFA organized a public contest to select a nickname for the team. "Nadeshiko Japan" was chosen from among about 2,700 entries and was announced on 7 July 2004. "Nadeshiko", a kind of dianthus, comes from the phrase "Yamato Nadeshiko" (大和撫子, "ideal Japanese woman").

2003 and 2007 World Cup

Japan was dropped with Germany, Canada and Argentina during 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup. Beginning by a 6–0 thrash to newcomer Argentina, but later Japan fell on 0–3 loss to later champion Germany, and 1–3 to Canada, who later won 4th place.

Again, in 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup held in China, they again faced Germany, Argentina and England. They started with a 2–2 draw over England, before beating Argentina 1–0 after 90'. But a 0–2 loss over reigning champion Germany again eliminated Japan from the group stage. Japan's disappointing campaign through two decisive Women's World Cup would not have expected to lead to a 2011 triumph.

Golden Period

2011 World Cup

The Japan team thanking fans for their support for the humanitarian response to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami after their World Cup win Selecao japonesa agradece o apoio da torcida (DSC01105).jpg
The Japan team thanking fans for their support for the humanitarian response to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami after their World Cup win

Japan qualified for the finals by finishing third in the 2010 AFC Women's Asian Cup. After finishing second in their group behind England, Japan beat two-time defending champion and host nation Germany 1–0 in the quarterfinals, before easily defeating Sweden 3–1 to reach the final.

After the final game finished 2–2 after extra time, Japan beat the United States 3–1 in a penalty shootout, becoming the first Asian team to win the FIFA Women's World Cup, and the first Asian team to win a senior FIFA title. [9] [10] It came right after men's team won the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, marked their most successful year in Japanese football.

2012 Summer Olympics

Japan qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics by finishing first in the Asian qualifier in September 2011, only 6 weeks after winning the Women's World Cup. At the Olympics, after finishing second in their group behind Sweden, Nadeshiko Japan defeated Brazil 2–0 in the quarterfinals, followed by a 2–1 victory over France, whom Nadeshiko had lost to in a friendly match right before the Olympics, to reach the final.

In a rematch of the World Cup final, Japan was defeated in the Olympic final by a score of 1–2 against the United States, allowing two goals to Carli Lloyd in the 8th and 54th minutes. Yūki Ōgimi scored the lone goal for Japan. [11]

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Nadeshiko, 2013

2014 Asian Cup

Despite having won a FIFA Women's World Cup in 2011, Japan entered the 2014 Asian Cup having never previously won the tournament. They were drawn with Asia's Queen Australia, host Vietnam and newcomer Jordan.[ citation needed ] Their first match in the group stage of the tournament resulted in a 2–2 draw against the defending champion Australia. [12] Also in the group stage, Japan upset host Vietnam by a 4–0 win before defeating Jordan with a 7–0 win to finish first with a higher goal difference.[ citation needed ]

In the semi-final, Japan beat eight-time champions China 2–1 after 120'. In the final, they met Australia once again and successfully earned a 1–0 win with Azusa Iwashimizu's goal. This marked the first time for Japan to become "Queen of Asia". They became the first Asian team to subsequently win both the FIFA Women's World Cup and AFC Women's Asian Cup.[ citation needed ] Because of their top placement in the tournament, Japan, Australia, China, South Korea and newcomer Thailand secured their spot at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup to be played in Canada the following year. [13]

2015 World Cup

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The national teams of Japan and the United States at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup

Japan, then fourth in the world, was drawn into Group C for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, with tournament debutants Ecuador, Switzerland, and Cameroon. Japan won all three games, securing passage into the Round of 16, where they drew yet another tournament debutant in the Netherlands. Saori Ariyoshi and Mizuho Sakaguchi scored goals for Japan, and they ultimately survived a couple of nervy moments to get into the quarterfinals. Against Australia, Japan once again used their technical possession game to frustrate The Matildas and negate their speed. Mana Iwabuchi notched the only goal of the game three minutes from time to send Japan to the semifinals.

Against England in the semifinals, Nadeshiko Japan was able to survive against the tenacious Lionesses, as the two teams traded goals from the penalty spot (Aya Miyama for Japan, Fara Williams for England). Deadlocked from the 40th minute on, Japan got a truly fortunate break as English centre back Laura Bassett, in trying to clear out a Japan cross, ended up scoring an own-goal at the death. This set up a rematch with the United States from the 2011 Women's World Cup.

Unfortunately for Japan, the Americans came out flying and scored four goals in the first 16 minutes of the match, with American midfielder Carli Lloyd scoring a hat trick in the process. Yuki Ogimi brought Japan one back in the 27th minute, and an own goal from Julie Johnston halved the American lead, but Tobin Heath put the final touch on the United States' third Women's World Cup victory.

Team image

Nicknames

The Japan women's national football team has been known or nicknamed as the " Nadeshiko Japan".

Home stadium

Japan play its home matches among various stadiums, in rotation, around the country.

Rivalries

South Korea

The Japan and South Korea national football teams are sporting rivals.

Sponsorship

Japan has one of the highest sponsorship incomes for a national squad. In 2006 their sponsorship income amounted to over 16.5 million pounds.

Primary sponsors include Adidas, Kirin, Saison Card International, FamilyMart, JAL, MS&AD Insurance Group, Asahi Shinbun, Mizuho Financial, Daito Trust Construction and KDDI.

Official partner

Official supplier

Supporting company

Apparel provider

Media coverage

FIFA Women's World Cup

Television channelPeriod
NHK General TV, Fuji TV, J Sports 2011
NHK General TV, Fuji TV, J Sports 2015
NHK General TV, Fuji TV, J Sports 2019

AFC Women's Asian Cup

Television channelPeriod
NHK BS1, TV Asahi 2018

Friendly and Qualifiers

Television channelPeriod
NHK BS1, Fuji TV, Nippon TV 2021

FIFA world rankings

As of 23 April 2021 [14]

 Best Ranking   Best Mover   Worst Ranking   Worst Mover  

Japan's FIFA world rankings
RankYearGames
Played
WonLostDrawnBestWorst
RankMoveRankMove
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Overall competitive record

CompetitionStageResultOpponentPositionNotes
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg 1981 Asian Championship Round 10–1 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chinese Taipei
0–2 Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
1–0 Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia 3 / 4
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg 1986 Asian Championship Round 10–2 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
10–0 Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia 2 / 3
Semifinals4–0 Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
Final0–2 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg 1989 Asian Championship Round 13–0 Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong
11–0 Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia
14–0 Flag of Nepal.svg Nepal 1 / 4
Semifinals0–1 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chinese Taipei
Third place9–0 Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1990 Asian Games Main Round0–5 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
5–0 Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong
8–1 Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg South Korea
1–1 Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea
3–1 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chinese Taipei 2 / 6
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg 1991 Asian Championship Round 11–0 Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea
4–1 Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong
12–0 Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia
12–0 Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore 1 / 5
Semifinals0–0 (PSO: 5–4) Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chinese Taipei
Final0–5 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1991 World Cup Round 10–1 Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Brazil
0–8 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
0–3 Flag of the United States.svg United States
Flag of Malaysia.svg 1993 Asian Championship Round 16–1 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chinese Taipei
15–0 Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg Philippines
4–0 Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong 1 / 4
Semifinals1–3 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
Final3–0 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chinese Taipei
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1994 Asian Games Round 11–1 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
3–0 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chinese Taipei
5–0 Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg South Korea 2 / 4
Final0–2 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
Flag of Sweden.svg 1995 World Cup Round 10–1 Flag of Germany.svg Germany
2–1 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil
0–2 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 3 / 4
Quarterfinals0–4 Flag of the United States.svg United States
Flag of Malaysia.svg 1995 Asian Championship Round 11–0 Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg South Korea
6–0 Flag of India.svg India
17–0 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan 1 / 4
Semifinals3–0 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chinese Taipei
Final0–2 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
Flag of the United States.svg 1996 Summer Olympics Round 12–3 Flag of Germany.svg Germany
0–2 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil
0–4 Flag of Norway.svg Norway 4 / 4
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1997 Asian Championship Round 121–0 Flag of Guam.svg Guam
1–0 Flag of India.svg India
9–0 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong 1 / 4
Semifinals0–1 Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea
Third place2–0 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chinese Taipei
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1998 Asian Games Round 16–0 Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
2–3 Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea
8–0 Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam 2 / 4
Semifinals0–3 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
Third place2–1 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chinese Taipei
Flag of the United States.svg 1999 World Cup Round 11–1 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada
0–5 Flag of Russia.svg Russia
0–4 Flag of Norway.svg Norway 4 / 4
Flag of the Philippines.svg 1999 Asian Championship Round 19–0 Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
5–1 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan
14–0 Flag of Nepal.svg Nepal
6–0 Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines 1 / 5
Semifinals0–2 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chinese Taipei
Third place2–3 Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg 2001 Asian Championship Round 114–0 Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore
11–0 Flag of Guam.svg Guam
0–1 Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea
3–1 Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam 2 / 5
Semifinals2–1 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea
Final0–2 Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg 2002 Asian Games Main round0–1 Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea
3–0 Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam
1–0 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea
2–2 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
2–0 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chinese Taipei 3 / 6
Flag of Thailand.svg 2003 Asian Championship Round 115–0 Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines
7–0 Flag of Guam.svg Guam
7–0 Flag of Myanmar (1974-2010).svg Myanmar
5–0 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chinese Taipei 1 / 5
Semifinals0–3 Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea
Third place0–1 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea
Flag of the United States.svg 2003 World Cup Round 16–0 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina
0–3 Flag of Germany.svg Germany
1–3 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada 3 / 4
Flag of Greece.svg 2004 Summer Olympics Round 11–0 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
0–1 Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria 3 / 3
Quarterfinals1–2 Flag of the United States.svg United States Awarded the Fair Play Award
Flag of South Korea.svg 2005 East Asian Championship Main Round0–1 Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea
0–0 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
0–0 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea 3 / 4Awarded the Fair Play Award
Flag of Qatar.svg 2006 Asian Games Round 113–0 Flag of Jordan.svg Jordan
4–0 Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
1–0 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China 1 / 4
Semifinals3–1 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea
Final0–0 (PSO: 2–4) Flag of North Korea.svg South Korea
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2006 Asian Championship Round 15–0 Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam
11–1 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chinese Taipei
1–0 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China 1 / 4
Semifinals0–2 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia
Third place2–3 Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007 World Cup Round 12–2 Flag of England.svg England
1–0 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina
0–2 Flag of Germany.svg Germany 3 / 4
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 East Asian Championship Main Round3–2 Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea
2–0 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea
3–0 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China 1 / 4
Flag of Vietnam.svg 2008 Asian Cup Round 11–3 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea
11–0 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chinese Taipei
3–1 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia 1 / 4
Semifinals1–3 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
Third place3–0 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia
2008 Summer Olympics qualification Final round2–0 Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam
4–0 Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
6–1 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea 1 / 4
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 Summer Olympics Round 12–2 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
0–1 Flag of the United States.svg United States
5–1 Flag of Norway.svg Norway 3 / 4
Quarterfinals2–0 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
Semifinals2–4 Flag of the United States.svg United States
Third place0–2 Flag of Germany.svg Germany
Flag of Japan.svg 2010 East Asian Championship Round 12–0 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg New Zealand
3–0 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chinese Taipei
2–1 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea 1 / 4
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2010 Asian Cup Round 18–0 Flag of Myanmar (1974-2010).svg Myanmar
4–0 Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
2–1 Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea 1 / 4
Semifinals0–1 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia
Third place2–0 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2010 Asian Games Round 14–0 Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
0–0 Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea 1 / 3
Semifinals1–0 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
Final1–0 Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea
Flag of Germany.svg 2011 World Cup Round 12–1 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
4–0 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
0–2 Flag of England.svg England 2 / 4
Quarterfinals1–0 Flag of Germany.svg Germany
Semifinals3–1 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Final2–2 (PSO: 3–1) Flag of the United States.svg United States Awarded the Fair Play Award
2012 Summer Olympics qualification Final round3–0 Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
2–1 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea
1–0 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia
1–1 Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea
1–0 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2012 Summer Olympics Round 12–1 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada
0–0 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
0–0 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 2 / 4
Quarterfinals2–0 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil
Semifinals2–1 Flag of France.svg France
Finals1–2 Flag of the United States.svg United States
Flag of South Korea.svg 2013 EAFF Women's East Asian Cup Final round2–0 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
0–0 Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea
1–2 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea
Flag of Vietnam.svg 2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup Round 12–2 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia
4–0 Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam
7–0 Flag of Jordan.svg Jordan 1 / 4
Semifinals2–1 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China PR
Final1–0 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 World Cup Round 11–0 Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland
2–1 Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon
1–0 Flag of Ecuador.svg Ecuador 1 / 4
Round of 162–1 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Quarterfinals1–0 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia
Semifinals2–1 Flag of England.svg England
Final2–5 Flag of the United States.svg United States
Flag of France.svg 2019 World Cup Round 10–0 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina
2–1 Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland
0–2 Flag of England.svg England 2 / 4
Round of 161–2 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands

Results and fixtures

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
Legend

  Win  Draw  Lose  Void or Postponed  Fixture

2021

8 April Friendly Japan  Flag of Japan.svg7–0Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay Sendai, Japan
16:30  UTC+9
Report (JFA)
Report (JFA)
Report (SW)
Stadium: Yurtec Stadium Sendai
Attendance: 818
Referee: Yoshimi Yamashita (Japan)
11 April Friendly Japan  Flag of Japan.svg7–0Flag of Panama.svg  Panama Tokyo, Japan
13:30  UTC+9
Report (JFA)
Report (JFA)
Report (SW)
Stadium: Japan National Stadium
Attendance: 4,036
Referee: Azusa Sugino (Japan)
10 June Friendly Japan  Flag of Japan.svg8–0Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Hiroshima, Japan
15:15  UTC+9
Report (JFA)
Report (JFA)
Report (SW)
Stadium: Edion Stadium Hiroshima
Attendance: 796
Referee: Yoshimi Yamashita (Japan)
13 June MS&AD CUP Japan  Flag of Japan.svg5–1Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Utsunomiya, Japan
14:00  UTC+9
Report (JFA)
Report (JFA)
Report (FMF)
Report (SW)
Stadium: Kanseki Stadium Tochigi
Attendance: 3,890
Referee: Asaka Koizumi (England)
14 July MS&AD CUP Japan  Flag of Japan.svgv TBD Kameoka, Japan
--:--  UTC+9 Source (JFA)
[Report (JFA)]
[Report (SW)]
Stadium: Sanga Stadium by Kyocera
21 July 2020 Summer Olympics GS Group E Japan  Flag of Japan.svgvFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Sapporo, Japan
19:30  UTC+9 [Report (FIFA)]
[Report (JFA)]
[Report (JFA)]
[Report (SW)]
Stadium: Sapporo Dome
24 July 2020 Summer Olympics GS Group E Japan  Flag of Japan.svgvFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain Sapporo, Japan
19:30  UTC+9 [Report (FIFA)]
[Report (JFA)]
[Report (JFA)]
[Report (SW)]
Stadium: Sapporo Dome
27 July 2020 Summer Olympics GS Group E Chile  Flag of Chile.svgvFlag of Japan.svg  Japan Rifu, Japan
20:00  UTC+9 [Report (FIFA)]
[Report (JFA)]
[Report (JFA)]
[Report (SW)]
Stadium: Miyagi Stadium

All-time results

AgainstPlayedWonDrawnLost GF GA
Total2661444378551307

Head-to-head record

As of 11 March 2020after the match against Flag of the United States.svg  United States.

Coaching staff

Current coaching staff

As of 19 June 2021 [17]
PositionName
Head coach Flag of Japan.svg Asako Takakura
Assistant coachFlag of Japan.svg Yumi Obe
Assistant coachFlag of Japan.svg Morinao Imaizumi
Goalkeeping coachFlag of Japan.svg Akiyoshi Ohashi
Physical coachFlag of Japan.svg Norikazu Hirose

Manager history

As of 11 March 2020after the match against Flag of the United States.svg  United States.
NamePeriodMatchesWinsDrawsLossesWinning %Notes
Flag of Japan.svg Seiki Ichihara (市原 聖曠)1981000000.0%
Flag of Japan.svg Takao Orii (折井 孝男)1984000000.0%
Flag of Japan.svg Ryohei Suzuki (鈴木 良平)1986–1989000000.0%
Flag of Japan.svg Satoshi Miyauchi (宮内 聡)1997–1999000000.0%
Flag of Japan.svg Shinobu Ikeda (池田 司信)2000–2001000000.0%
Flag of Japan.svg Eiji Ueda (上田 栄治)2002–2004000000.0%
Flag of Japan.svg Hiroshi Ohashi (大橋 浩司)2004–2008000000.0%
Flag of Japan.svg Norio Sasaki (佐々木 則夫)2008–2016000000.0%
Flag of Japan.svg Asako Takakura (高倉 麻子)2016–000000.0%

Players

Current squad

The following 18 players were named to the squad for the 2020 Summer Olympics. [18]

Caps and goals are correct as of 13 June 2021 after match against Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Sakiko Ikeda (池田 咲紀子) (1992-09-08) 8 September 1992 (age 28)180 Flag of Japan.svg Urawa Reds
181 GK Ayaka Yamashita (山下 杏也加) (1995-09-29) 29 September 1995 (age 25)390 Flag of Japan.svg Nippon TV Beleza

42 DF Saki Kumagai (熊谷 紗希) (captain) (1990-10-17) 17 October 1990 (age 30)1141 Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich
22 DF Risa Shimizu (清水 梨紗) (1996-06-15) 15 June 1996 (age 25)371 Flag of Japan.svg Nippon TV Beleza
162 DF Asato Miyagawa (宮川 麻都) (1998-02-24) 24 February 1998 (age 23)130 Flag of Japan.svg Nippon TV Beleza
52 DF Moeka Minami (南 萌華) (1998-12-07) 7 December 1998 (age 22)141 Flag of Japan.svg Urawa Reds
172 DF Nanami Kitamura (北村 菜々美) (1999-11-25) 25 November 1999 (age 21)30 Flag of Japan.svg Nippon TV Beleza
32 DF Saori Takarada (宝田 沙織) (1999-12-27) 27 December 1999 (age 21)61 Flag of the United States.svg Washington Spirit

73 MF Emi Nakajima (中島 依美) (1990-09-27) 27 September 1990 (age 30)8514 Flag of Japan.svg INAC Kobe Leonessa
143 MF Yui Hasegawa (長谷川 唯) (1997-01-29) 29 January 1997 (age 24)459 Flag of Italy.svg Milan
63 MF Hina Sugita (杉田 妃和) (1997-01-31) 31 January 1997 (age 24)222 Flag of Japan.svg INAC Kobe Leonessa
83 MF Narumi Miura (三浦 成美) (1997-07-03) 3 July 1997 (age 23)230 Flag of Japan.svg Nippon TV Beleza
133 MF Yuzuho Shiokoshi (塩越 柚歩) (1997-11-01) 1 November 1997 (age 23)22 Flag of Japan.svg Urawa Reds
123 MF Jun Endo (遠藤 純) (2000-05-24) 24 May 2000 (age 21)161 Flag of Japan.svg Nippon TV Beleza

94 FW Yuika Sugasawa (菅澤 優衣香) (1990-10-05) 5 October 1990 (age 30)7424 Flag of Japan.svg Urawa Reds
104 FW Mana Iwabuchi (岩渕 真奈) (1993-03-18) 18 March 1993 (age 28)7634 Flag of England.svg Arsenal
114 FW Mina Tanaka (田中 美南) (1994-04-28) 28 April 1994 (age 27)4619 Flag of Japan.svg INAC Kobe Leonessa
154 FW Yuka Momiki (籾木 結花) (1996-04-09) 9 April 1996 (age 25)3714 Flag of the United States.svg OL Reign

(Players are listed within position group by order of seniority, kit number, caps, goals, and then alphabetically)

Recent call-ups

The following players have been named to a squad in the past 12 months.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Chika Hirao (平尾 知佳) (1996-12-31) 31 December 1996 (age 24)20 Flag of Japan.svg Albirex Niigata 2020 Summer Olympics ALT
GK Hannah Stambaugh (スタンボー 華) (1998-12-24) 24 December 1998 (age 22)00 Flag of Japan.svg Omiya Ardija Ventus v. Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico, 13 June 2021
GK Mamiko Matsumoto (松本 真未子) (1997-10-09) 9 October 1997 (age 23)00 Flag of Japan.svg Mynavi Sendai Training camp, 23–29 November 2020
GK Erina Yamane (山根 恵里奈) (1990-12-20) 20 December 1990 (age 30)260 Flag of Japan.svg JEF United Chiba Training camp, 19–26 October 2020

DF Shiori Miyake (三宅 史織) (1995-10-13) 13 October 1995 (age 25)250 Flag of Japan.svg INAC Kobe Leonessa 2020 Summer Olympics ALT
DF Mayo Doko (土光 真代) (1996-05-03) 3 May 1996 (age 25)50 Flag of Japan.svg Nippon TV Beleza v. Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico, 13 June 2021
DF Hana Takahashi (高橋 はな) (2000-02-19) 19 February 2000 (age 21)30 Flag of Japan.svg Urawa Reds v. Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico, 13 June 2021
DF Aya Sameshima (鮫島 彩) (1987-06-16) 16 June 1987 (age 34)1145 Flag of Japan.svg Omiya Ardija Ventus Training camp, 11–17 May 2021
DF Reina Wakisaka (脇阪 麗奈) (1999-05-02) 2 May 1999 (age 22)00 Flag of Japan.svg Nojima Stella Training camp, 11–17 May 2021
DF Arisa Matsubara (松原 有沙) (1995-05-01) 1 May 1995 (age 26)41 Flag of Japan.svg Nojima Stella Training camp, 23–29 November 2020
DF Kiko Seike (清家 貴子) (1996-08-08) 8 August 1996 (age 24)21 Flag of Japan.svg Urawa Reds Training camp, 23–29 November 2020
DF Nana Ichise (市瀬 菜々) (1997-08-04) 4 August 1997 (age 23)190 Flag of Japan.svg Mynavi Sendai Training camp, 19–26 October 2020

MF Honoka Hayashi (林 穂之香) (1998-05-19) 19 May 1998 (age 23)60 Flag of Sweden.svg AIK 2020 Summer Olympics ALT
MF Momoka Kinoshita (木下 桃香) (2003-03-02) 2 March 2003 (age 18)31 Flag of Japan.svg Nippon TV Beleza 2020 Summer Olympics ALT
MF Yuki Mizutani (水谷 有希) (1996-04-11) 11 April 1996 (age 25)00 Flag of Japan.svg Urawa Reds Training camp, 11–17 May 2021
MF Hinata Miyazawa (宮澤 ひなた) (1999-11-28) 28 November 1999 (age 21)20 Flag of Japan.svg Mynavi Sendai Training camp, 11–17 May 2021
MF Hikaru Naomoto (猶本 光) (1994-03-03) 3 March 1994 (age 27)200 Flag of Japan.svg Urawa Reds Training camp, 17–31 March 2021
MF Miki Ito (伊藤 美紀) (1995-09-10) 10 September 1995 (age 25)00 Flag of Japan.svg INAC Kobe Leonessa Training camp, 23–29 November 2020

FW Haruka Hamada (浜田 遥) (1993-01-26) 26 January 1993 (age 28)20 Flag of Japan.svg Mynavi Sendai Training camp, 11–17 May 2021
FW Mami Ueno (上野 真実) (1996-09-27) 27 September 1996 (age 24)80 Flag of Japan.svg Sanfrecce Hiroshima Regina Training camp, 11–17 May 2021
FW Rikako Kobayashi (小林 里歌子) (1997-07-21) 21 July 1997 (age 23)124 Flag of Japan.svg Nippon TV Beleza Training camp, 11–17 May 2021
FW Megumi Takase (高瀬 愛実) (1990-11-10) 10 November 1990 (age 30)619 Flag of Japan.svg INAC Kobe Leonessa Training camp, 17–31 March 2021
FW Maika Hamano (浜野 まいか) (2004-05-09) 9 May 2004 (age 17)00 Flag of Japan.svg Cerezo Osaka Training camp, 17–31 March 2021

ALT: Alternate

(Players are listed within position group by order of latest call-up, seniority, caps, goals, and then alphabetically)

Previous squads

Bold indicates winning squads

Captains

Records

As of 9 April 2021
Players in bold are still active, at least at club level.

Honours

Intercontinental

Med 1.png Champions: 2011
Med 2.png Runners-up: 2015
Med 2.png Runners-up: 2012

Continental

Med 1.png Champions: 2014, 2018
Med 2.png Runners-up: 1986, 1991, 1995, 2001
Med 1.png Champions: 2010, 2018
Med 2.png Runners-up: 1990, 1994, 2006, 2014

Regional

Med 1.png Champions: 2008, 2010, 2019
Med 2.png Runners-up: 2013, 2017

Other tournaments

Med 2.png Runners-up: 2012, 2014

Competitive record

 Champions   Runners-up    Third place    Fourth place  

FIFA Women's World Cup

FIFA Women's World Cup record
Hosts / YearResultGPWD*LGSGAGD
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1991 Group stage3003012−12
Flag of Sweden.svg 1995 Quarter-finals410328−6
Flag of the United States.svg 1999 Group stage3012110−9
Flag of the United States.svg 2003 310276+1
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007 311134−1
Flag of Germany.svg 2011 Champions6411126+6
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 Runners-up7601118+3
Flag of France.svg 2019 Round of 16411235−2
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Flag of New Zealand.svg 2023 To be determined
Total8/933144153959−20
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
FIFA Women's World Cup history
YearRoundDateOpponentResultStadium
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1991 Group stage17 NovemberFlag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil L 0–1 New Plaza Stadium, Foshan
19 NovemberFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden L 0–8
21 NovemberFlag of the United States.svg  United States L 0–3
Flag of Sweden.svg 1995 Group stage5 JuneFlag of Germany.svg  Germany L 0–1 Tingvallen, Karlstad
7 JuneFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil W 2–1
9 JuneFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden L 0–2 Arosvallen, Västerås
Quarter-finals13 JuneFlag of the United States.svg  United States L 0–4 Strömvallen, Gävle
Flag of the United States.svg 1999 Group stage19 JuneFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada D 1–1 Spartan Stadium, San Jose
23 JuneFlag of Russia.svg  Russia L 0–5 Civic Stadium, Portland
26 JuneFlag of Norway.svg  Norway L 0–4 Soldier Field, Chicago
Flag of the United States.svg 2003 Group stage20 SeptemberFlag of Argentina.svg  Argentina W 6–0 Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus
24 SeptemberFlag of Germany.svg  Germany L 0–3
27 SeptemberFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada L 1–3 Gillette Stadium, Foxborough
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007 Group stage11 SeptemberFlag of England.svg  England D 2–2 Hongkou Stadium, Shanghai
14 SeptemberFlag of Argentina.svg  Argentina W 1–0
17 SeptemberFlag of Germany.svg  Germany L 0–2 Yellow Dragon Sports Center, Hangzhou
Flag of Germany.svg 2011 Group stage27 JuneFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand W 2–1 Ruhrstadion, Bochum
1 JulyFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico W 4–0 BayArena, Leverkusen
5 JulyFlag of England.svg  England L 0–2 Impuls Arena, Augsburg
Quarter-finals9 JulyFlag of Germany.svg  Germany W 1–0 Volkswagen-Arena, Wolfsburg
Semi-finals13 JulyFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden W 3–1 Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt
Final 17 JulyFlag of the United States.svg  United States D 2–2 (3–1 pen)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 Group stage8 JuneFlag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland W 1–0 BC Place, Vancouver
12 JuneFlag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon W 2–1
16 JuneFlag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador W 1–0 Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg
Round of 1623 JuneFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands W 2–1 BC Place, Vancouver
Quarter-finals27 JuneFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia W 1–0 Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
Semi-finals1 JulyFlag of England.svg  England W 2–1
Final 5 JulyFlag of the United States.svg  United States L 2–5 BC Place, Vancouver
Flag of France.svg 2019 Group stage10 JuneFlag of Argentina.svg  Argentina D 0–0 Parc des Princes, Paris
14 JuneFlag of Scotland.svg  Scotland W 2–1 Roazhon Park, Rennes
19 JuneFlag of England.svg  England L 0–2 Allianz Riviera, Nice
Round of 1625 JuneFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands L 1–2 Roazhon Park, Rennes

Olympic Games

Olympic flag.svg Summer Olympics record
Hosts / YearResultGPWD*LGSGAGD
Flag of the United States.svg 1996 Round 1300329−7
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2000 Did not qualify
Flag of Greece.svg 2004 Quarter-finals310223−1
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 Fourth place62131110+1
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2012 Runners-up632174+3
Flag of Brazil.svg 2016 Did not qualify
Flag of Japan.svg 2020 Qualified as hosts-------
Total5/7186392226−4
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
Summer Olympics history
YearRoundDateOpponentResultStadium
Flag of the United States.svg 1996 Round 121 JulyFlag of Germany.svg  Germany L 2–3 Legion Field, Birmingham
23 JulyFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil L 0–2
25 JulyFlag of Norway.svg  Norway L 0–4 RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Flag of Greece.svg 2004 Round 111 AugustFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden W 1–0 Panthessaliko Stadium, Volos
14 AugustFlag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria L 0–1 Karaiskaki Stadium, Athens
Quarter-finals20 AugustFlag of the United States.svg  United States L 1–2 Kaftanzoglio Stadium, Thessaloniki
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 Round 16 AugustFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand D 2–2 Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Center Stadium, Qinhuangdao
9 AugustFlag of the United States.svg  United States L 0–1
12 AugustFlag of Norway.svg  Norway W 5–1 Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai
Quarter-finals15 AugustFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR W 2–0 Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Center Stadium, Qinhuangdao
Semi-finals18 AugustFlag of the United States.svg  United States L 2–4 Workers Stadium, Beijing
Third place21 AugustFlag of Germany.svg  Germany L 0–2
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2012 Round 125 JulyFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada W 2–1 City of Coventry Stadium, Coventry
28 JulyFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden D 0–0
31 JulyFlag of South Africa.svg  South Africa D 0–0 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Quarter-finals3 AugustFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil W 2–0
Semi-finals6 AugustFlag of France.svg  France W 2–1 Wembley Stadium, London
Final9 AugustFlag of the United States.svg  United States L 1–2
Flag of Japan.svg 2020 Round 121 JulyFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Sapporo Dome, Sapporo
24 JulyFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
27 JulyFlag of Chile.svg  Chile Miyagi Stadium, Rifu

AFC Women's Asian Cup

AFC Women's Asian Cup record
Hosts / YearResultGPWD*LGSGAGD
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg 1975 Did not enter
Flag of the Republic of China.svg 1977 Group Stage200208−8
Flag of India.svg 1979 Did not enter
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg 1981 Group stage310213−2
Flag of Thailand (TIS 982 draft standard).svg 1983 Did not enter
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg 1986 Runners-up4202144+10
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg 1989 Third place5401371+36
Flag of Japan.svg 1991 Runners-up6411276+21
Flag of Malaysia.svg 1993 Third place5401294+25
Flag of Malaysia.svg 1995 Runners-up5401273+24
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1997 Third place5401331+32
Flag of the Philippines.svg 1999 Fourth place6402366+30
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg 2001 Runners-up6402305+25
Flag of Thailand (TIS 982 draft standard).svg 2003 Fourth place6402344+30
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2006 5302196+13
Flag of Vietnam.svg 2008 Third place5302197+12
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2010 5401162+14
Flag of Vietnam.svg 2014 Champions5410163+13
Flag of Jordan.svg 2018 532092+7
Flag of India.svg 2022 TBD-------
Total16/19785242234765+282
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Asian Games

Asian Games record
Hosts / YearResultGPWD*LGSGAGD
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1990 Runners-up5311178+9
Flag of Japan.svg 1994 421193+6
Flag of Thailand (TIS 982 draft standard).svg 1998 Third place5302187+11
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg 2002 531183+5
Flag of Qatar.svg 2006 Runners-up5410211+20
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2010 Champions431060+6
Flag of South Korea.svg 2014 Runners-up6411283+25
Flag of Indonesia.svg 2018 Champions5500142+12
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2022 TBD-------
Flag of Japan.svg 2026 TBD-------
Total7/734226610725+82
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

EAFF E-1 Football Championship

EAFF E-1 Football Championship record
Hosts / YearResultPldWD*LGFGAGD
Flag of South Korea.svg 2005 Third place302101−1
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 Champions330082+6
Flag of Japan.svg 2010 330071+6
Flag of South Korea.svg 2013 Runners-up311132+1
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2015 Third place310256−1
Flag of Japan.svg 2017 Runners-up3201440
Flag of South Korea.svg 2019 Champions3300130+13
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2022 TBD-------
Total6/61810352716+11
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Algarve Cup

The Algarve Cup is an invitational tournament for national teams in women's association football hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious and longest-running women's international football events and has been nicknamed the "Mini FIFA Women's World Cup." [19]

Flag of Portugal.svg Algarve Cup record
YearResultMatchesWinsDrawsLossesGFGAGD
19942010 Did not enter
2011 3rd place430193+6
2012 2nd place430185+3
2013 5th place4202440
2014 2nd place421145−1
2015 9th place420275+2
2016 Did not enter
2017 6th place420275+2
2018 6th place420269−3
2019Did not enter
Total 7/2728161114536+9

Cyprus Women's Cup

Flag of Cyprus.svg Cyprus Women's Cup record
YearResultGPWDLGFGAGD
2008 3rd place3111550
Total1/133111550

SheBelieves Cup

The SheBelieves Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's football hosted in the United States.

Flag of the United States.svg SheBelieves Cup record
YearResultMatchesWinsDrawsLossesGFGACoaches
20162018 Did not enter
2019 311156 Asako Takakura
2020 300327
2021 Withdrew due to the COVID-19 pandemic [20]
Total 2/66114713

Tournament of Nations

The Tournament of Nations is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's football hosted in the United States in non-World Cup and non-Olympic years.

Flag of the United States.svg Tournament of Nations record
YearResultMatchesWinsDrawsLossesGFGACoach
2017 301238 Asako Takakura
2018 300338
Total 2/26015616

See also

National teams
Men's
Women's

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
2007 Germany  Flag of Germany.svg
World Champions
2011 (first title)
Succeeded by
2015 United States  Flag of the United States.svg
Preceded by
2010 Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Asian Champions
2014 (first title)
2018 (second title)
Succeeded by
Incumbent