Japan National Team Appearances in the Soccer World Cup

Information about Japan National Soccer Team and its performance in the FIFA World Cups with appearances in the WC, games, goals scored, history, standings and more.

All Japan appearances in the World Cups:

Note: until the 1990 World Cup each win was worth 2 points, after that each win is worth 3 points.

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World Cup National Team Standing
Stage
PTS GP W D L GS GA GD
1930 Japan - did not participate
1934 Japan - did not participate
1938 Japan - did not participate
1950 Japan - did not participate
1954 Japan - did not participate
1958 Japan - did not participate
1962 Japan - did not participate
1966 Japan - did not participate
1970 Japan - did not participate
1974 Japan - did not participate
1978 Japan - did not participate
1982 Japan - did not participate
1986 Japan - did not participate
1990 Japan - did not participate
1994 Japan - did not participate
1998 Japan 31 1st Round Groups 0 3 0 0 3 1 4 -3
2002 Japan 9 Round of 16 7 4 2 1 1 5 3 2
2006 Japan 29 1st Round Groups 1 3 0 1 2 2 7 -5
2010 Japan 9 Round of 16 7 4 2 1 1 4 2 2
2014 Japan 29 1st Round Groups 1 3 0 1 2 2 6 -4
2018 Japan qualified 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Abbreviations:
PTS = Points / GP = Games played / W = Wins / D = Draws / L = Losses
GF = Goals For / GA = Goals against / GD = Goal Difference