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This page records the details of the matches played by the Japan national football team during 2008. In 2008 the Japan national football team competed in the third and fourth round of the AFC 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifications, the 2008 East Asian Cup, and the 2008 Kirin Cup, amongst other friendly matches. [1]

Contents

Schedule

Date Opponent Result Score Venue Competition Japan Goal Scorers Match Report
January 26  Chile D 0-0 National Stadium, Tokyo Friendly (Kirin Challenge Cup) [1]
January 30  Bosnia and Herzegovina W 3-0 National Stadium, Tokyo Friendly (Kirin Challenge Cup) Nakazawa 68'
Yamase 83' 88'
[2]
February 6  Thailand W 4-1 Saitama Stadium, Saitama 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification (AFC) - Third Round Endo 21'
Okubo 54'
Nakazawa 66'
Maki 91'
[3]
February 17  Korea DPR D 1-1 Olympic Sports Center, Chongqing, China East Asian Cup Maeda 69' [4]
February 20  China PR W 1-0 Olympic Sports Center, Chongqing, China East Asian Cup Yamase 17' [5]
February 23  Korea Republic D 1-1 Olympic Sports Center, Chongqing, China East Asian Cup Yamase 68' [6]
March 26  Bahrain L 0-1 National Stadium, Madinat 'Isa, Bahrain 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification (AFC) - Third Round [7]
May 24  Côte d'Ivoire W 1-0 Toyota Stadium, Toyota Kirin Cup Tamada 21' [8]
May 27  Paraguay D 0-0 Saitama Stadium, Saitama Kirin Cup [9]
June 2  Oman W 3-0 International Stadium, Yokohama 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification (AFC) - Third Round Nakazawa 10'
Okubo 22'
S.Nakamura 49'
[10]
June 7  Oman D 1-1 Royal Oman Police Stadium, Muscat, Oman 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification (AFC) - Third Round Endo 53' [11]
June 14  Thailand W 3-0 Rajamangala National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification (AFC) - Third Round Tulio 23'
Nakazawa 39'
K.Nakamura 88'
[12]
June 22  Bahrain W 1-0 Saitama Stadium, Saitama 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification (AFC) - Third Round Uchida 89' [13]
August 20  Uruguay L 1-3 Sapporo Dome, Sapporo Friendly (Kirin Challenge Cup) Own goal 48' [14]
September 6  Bahrain W 3-2 National Stadium, Madinat 'Isa, Bahrain 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification (AFC) - Fourth Round S.Nakamura 18'
Endo 44'
K.Nakamura 85'
[15]
October 9  United Arab Emirates D 1-1 Tohoku Denryoku Big Swan Stadium, Niigata Friendly (Kirin Challenge Cup) Kagawa 72' [16]
October 15  Uzbekistan D 1-1 Saitama Stadium, Saitama 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification (AFC) - Fourth Round Tamada 40' [17]
November 13  Syria W 3-1 Home's Stadium Kobe, Kobe Friendly (Kirin Challenge Cup) Nagatomo 3'
Tamada 26'
Okubo 62'
[18]
November 19  Qatar W 3-0 Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualification (AFC) - Fourth Round T.Tanaka 19'
Tamada 47'
Tulio 68'
[19]

Top goal scorers for 2008

Rank Name Position Goals Matches
1 Koji Yamase MF 4 9
Keiji Tamada FW 12
Yuji Nakazawa DF 16
4 Yoshito Okubo FW 3 12
Yasuhito Endo MF 16
6 Shunsuke Nakamura MF 2 9
Kengo Nakamura MF 10
Marcus Tulio Tanaka DF 10
9 7 players 1

Kits

Japan 1st Kit
Japan 2nd Kit

Manager

References

  1. ^ "Japan Football Association record of Japan international A matches". Japan Football Association. http://www.jfa.or.jp/eng/national_team/match_record/index.html. 
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