· Japan have alternated between group stage exit (1998, 2006, 2014) and spherical of final 16 exit (2002, 2010, 2018) of their six World Cup appearances. Their knockout section exits have been towards Türkiye (1-0 in 2002), Paraguay (on penalties in 2010) and Belgium (3-2 in 2018 after main 2-0).
· Japan might win their first two World Cup video games from the beginning of a match for the primary time. No crew from the AFC zone have received their opening two matches at a World Cup.
· Japan might win back-to-back World Cup matches for the second time, after beating Russia (1-0) and Tunisia (2-0) on house soil within the group stage in 2002.
· Japan had made two shot makes an attempt of their match towards Germany earlier than Takuma Asano got here off the bench within the 57th minute. Japan recorded 9 shot makes an attempt with Asano on the pitch. Asano himself recorded 5 shot makes an attempt, together with scoring the successful objective.
· Doan and Asano can be a part of Keisuke Honda (4 targets), Takashi Inui (2), Shinji Okazaki (2) and Junichi Inamoto (2) because the gamers to attain a number of World Cup targets for Japan.
· Solely Inamoto (2 in 2002), Honda (2 in 2010) and Inui (2 in 2018) have netted a number of targets for Japan at a single World Cup.
· Gaku Shibasaki put two targets previous Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas when his Kashima Antlers took on Actual Madrid within the ultimate of the 2016 FIFA Membership World Cup. Actual Madrid beat Kashima Antlers 4-2 after further time (hat-trick Cristiano Ronaldo).
· Yuto Nagatomo (139) and Maya Yoshida (123) are second and third respectively in Japan’s all-time main look makers, behind solely Yasuhito Endo (152).
· Nagatomo (12) surpassed Eiji Kawashima and Makoto Hasebe (11 every) as Japan’s main World Cup look maker. Nagatomo turned the primary Japanese participant to make an look at as many as 4 World Cups.
· Nagatomo (36 years) additionally turned the oldest individual to make a World Cup look for Japan. Kawashima (39 years previous) was an unused sub of their match towards Germany.
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