Kirin Cup

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Kirin Cup
Organising body Japan Football Association
Founded1978
RegionInternational
Number of teams4
Current championsFlag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina (1st title)
Most successful team(s)Flag of Japan.svg  Japan (11 titles)

The Kirin Cup (Japanese : キリンカップサッカーKirin Kappu Sakkā) is an association football tournament organised in Japan by the Kirin Brewery Company. The host, Japan, is a participant in every edition. The tournament was founded in 1978 then known as Japan Cup (International competition which national teams and clubs participated in), and was last held in its full form in 2016.

Japanese is an East Asian language spoken by about 128 million people, primarily in Japan, where it is the national language. It is a member of the Japonic language family, and its relation to other languages, such as Korean, is debated. Japanese has been grouped with language families such as Ainu, Austroasiatic, and the now-discredited Altaic, but none of these proposals has gained widespread acceptance.

Association football team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

Japan national football team Mens national association football team representing Japan

The Japan national football team represents Japan in association football and is operated by the Japan Football Association (JFA), the governing body for football in Japan. The current head coach is former footballer and current coach of the Japan national under-23 football team: Hajime Moriyasu.

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From 1992 onwards, the format was changed to a round robin national team competition. The first nation to win the competition was Argentina. Japan are the tournament's most successful team with eleven titles, followed by Peru with three titles. As of 2016, the current cup holders are Bosnia and Hezegovina.

Argentina national football team Mens national association football team representing Argentina

The Argentina national football team represents Argentina in football and is controlled by the Argentine Football Association (AFA), the governing body for football in Argentina. Argentina's home stadium is Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti in Buenos Aires.

Peru national football team mens national association football team representing Peru

The Peru national football team is organised, since 1927, by the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF) to represent Peru in international association football. The FPF constitutes one of the 10 members of FIFA's South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL). Peru has won the Copa América twice and qualified for FIFA World Cup finals five times ; it also participated in the 1936 Olympic football competition and has reached the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The team plays most of its home matches at the Estadio Nacional in Lima, the country's capital.

Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team mens national association football team representing Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team represents Bosnia and Herzegovina in association football and is governed by the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Until 1992, Bosnian footballers played for Yugoslavia.

Since the start of the international competitions in 1992, the tournament has hosted a variety of teams from South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Out of the South American CONMEBOL members who have been invited (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay and Peru), Peru have been the most successful (three titles).

CONMEBOL governing body of association football in South America

The South American Football Confederation is the continental governing body of football in South America and it is one of FIFA's six continental confederations. The oldest continental confederation in the world, its headquarters are located in Luque, Paraguay, near Asunción. CONMEBOL is responsible for the organization and governance of South American football's major international tournaments. With 10 member football associations, it has the fewest members of all the confederations in FIFA.

Out of the European invitees, there have been seven different champions, the most successful being the Czech Republic with two titles, with Hungary, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Slovakia and Scotland winning one title each. Aside from Japan, the only other Asian country to have won the tournament are the United Arab Emirates (2005), who shared the title with Peru. No African teams have won the tournament (only one African team has participated in just one edition).

In addition to the annual Kirin Cup there are a few Kirin Challenge Cups, friendlies also sponsored by the Kirin Corporation, played throughout the year in Japan. Japan took out the most recent 2015 Kirin Challenge Cup with 2–0 win over Tunisia on 27 March 2015 and 4–0 win over Iraq on 11 June 2015.

Tournaments

All times are Japan standard time (UTC+9)

1978 Japan Cup

1979 Japan Cup

1980 Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer

1981 Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer

1982 Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer

1983 Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer

1984 Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer

Group A

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 21013302
Flag of France.svg Toulouse 21013302
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 21011102
27 May 1984 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg0–1Flag of France.svg Toulouse
29 May 1984 China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg3–2Flag of France.svg Toulouse

Group B

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Internacional 211030+33
Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland 20200002
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Japan Universiade XI20110331
27 May 1984 Republic of Ireland  Flag of Ireland.svg0–0Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Japan Universiade XI
30 May 1984 Internacional Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg3–0Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Japan Universiade XI

Semi-finals

Final

1985 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Santos 95410194+15
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 85320166+10
Flag of England.svg West Ham 55131137+6
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yomiuri 5521298+1
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 35113711–4
Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysian Tigers05005331–28
26 May 1985 Yomiuri Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg 5–0 Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysian Tigers Sendai

Final

1986 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Palmeiras 63300103+7
Flag of Germany.svg Werder Bremen 3311135–2
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 2310235–2
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria B1301247–3

Final

1987 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Italy.svg Torino 5321052+3
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Fluminense 4312081+7
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 2302123–1
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal 13012312–9

Final

1988 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Germany.svg Bayer Leverkusen 5321041+3
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Flamengo 4312053+2
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 3311143+1
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 0300317–6

Final

1991 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 6330071+6
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Vasco 3311142+2
Flag of England.svg Tottenham 3311125–3
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 0300316–5
2 June 1991 Tottenham Flag of England.svg 0–0 Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Vasco
9 June 1991 Thailand  Flag of Thailand.svg0–3 Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Vasco

1992 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 4220020+2
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 22101110
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 0200202–2

1993 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 4211010+1
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 3210132+1
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 1201113–2

1994 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of France.svg  France 6220051+4
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1201112–1
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 1201125–3

1995 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 4211030+3
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 4211021+1
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 0200215–4

1996 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 6220042+2
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 1201123–1
Flag of Yugoslavia (1992-2003).svg  Yugoslavia 1201101–1

1997 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 6220053+2
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 1201145–1
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 1201112–1

1998 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 4211010+1
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 22020110
Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay 1201112–1

1999 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru 22020110
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 22020110
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan 22020000

2000 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 4211031+2
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 4211031+2
Flag of Bolivia (state).svg  Bolivia 0200204–4

2001 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 6220030+3
Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay 32101220
Flag of Yugoslavia (1992-2003).svg  Yugoslavia 0200203–3

2002 Kirin Cup

2003 Kirin Cup

2004 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 6220041+3
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg  Serbia and Montenegro 3210121+1
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 0200215–4

2005 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru 4211010+1
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 4211010+1
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 0200202–2

2006 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 4211051+4
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 3210136–3
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1201112–1

2007 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 4211020+2
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 4211010+1
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro 0200203–3

2008 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 42110101
Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg  Paraguay 22020110
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast 1201112–1

2009 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 6220080+8
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 1201115–4
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 1201115–4

2011 Kirin Cup

TeamPtsPldWDLGSGAGD
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 22020000
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 22020000
Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru 22020000

2013 Kirin Challenge Cup

2014 Kirin Challenge Cup

2015 Kirin Challenge Cup