Japan FIFA World Cup 2014

Sports by Published on Updated on 11 Jun, 2014

Japan a world in itself. Japan is one of the most developed countries of world. Japan has become famous due to its technology and its tradition. Japan is slowly and gradually climbing in 1st position of the world in technology. Japan can one day rule the world of technology.

Japan is also climbing in the field of football. Football has been a centre of attraction in Japan. Football has been the most loved sports in Japan since the early 21st century. Japan has also played in many international games and world cup. Japan is also playing in upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup also called as soccer world cup 2014. Japan has a very good history in football.

The Japan National Football Team group represents Japan in association football and it is operated by the Japan Football Association, the central body for association football in Japan. Alberto Zaccheroni is the head coach and manager of the team. Japan National Football Team’s association was founded in 1921 A.D.

The epic, two-year qualifying campaign saw Japan development match-by-match under Alberto Zaccheroni, who took over in the wake of the team’s imposing run at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa and their achivements in the game . The new-look Japan were struggling to fit into the Italian’s tactic as they began their qualifying bid in lackluster style, losing to Uzbekistan and Korea DPR before seeing their development into the fourth round protected. Kazuyoshi Miura, Shunsuke Nakamura, Hidetoshi Nakata are the most famous former stars in football team of Japan. Many Japanese footballers from the local football club and national team play for many international football clubs like Manchester united, Chelsea etc. Having excelled during the most recent FIFA World Cup and the recent AFC Asian Cup, CSKA Moscow midfielder Keisuke Honda has quickly established his place as the team's new leader, filling the void left by Hidetoshi Nakata and Shunsuke Nakamura (players of japan football team).

In 2014 soccer game/ world cup 2014 Japan has already finished their qualifier round and is ready for the knock out round. They have already started to train for the finals. The first match in the 2014 world cup of Japan is with Côte d'Ivoire.