Japan is by far the most successful Asian national team. In 1998 Japan participated in their first ever World Cup, and is now ready for their 6th consecutive World Cup. Their best result so far is reaching the playoff after the group stage, both in 2002 and 2010. With Japanese players becoming increasingly popular in Europe, the proud nation is determined to achieve greater success at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
• to be used at the 2018 WC
• to be used by players such as Yuto Nagatomo, Shinji Okazaki, Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa