Japan has been one of the most consistent representations of Asia in the last two decades and more. They hadn’t qualified for the world cup between 1930 and 1994, but ever since 1998, they have not missed a single FIFA world cup final, reaching the last 16 in 3 of the 6 before Qatar. They will hope to go deeper this time and upset the odds even more as they have been in previous tournaments. Their match record is quite impressive, given they have qualified out of the group stage 3 times, with just 5 wins and 5 draws, losing a total of 11, which is more than the wins and draws combined.
Japan is also one of the most successful football teams in Asian tournaments. Out of the 18 tournaments, they have participated in 10 of those and reached the finals on 5 occasions, going on to win 4 of them. Their current win rate at the tournament is 1 title win out of every 3 participations, and they will intend to keep it that way going forward.
Japan Team FIFA World Cup Kits
Adidas is the kit manufacturer for Japan, and the emblem of the Japanese FA is on the opposite side of the Adidas logo. And this is the case for both sets of jerseys. They have two of the most impressive kit designs at the tournament. The first kit is blue in colour, with a lot of depth added to it, whereas the second kit is white in colour, predominantly.
The blue kit has three different layers of stripes blended, and different shades of blue being used to highlight the layers and ignite the brightness in the kit. The shoulders of the kits have white highlights. This is also portrayed in the logo, as well as the emblem which is on the chest.
The white kit does not have designs and layered stuff in the middle. Instead, the arm and shoulder areas have different shapes in 3D and layered effects added to it. This makes it look surreal. The kit is outlined in black which makes it so much better in appearance. And makes the kit look much neater and more organised.