This Japanese squad embodies everything you would expect from the nation of the Rising Sun. They are smart, tactical and controlling. In 2010 they went to the Round of 16 and this year’s team is talented enough to match that run. The oddsmakers have them listed at 150/1 to win the tournament.
How Did Japan qualify?
Japan led AFC group B, recording 17 points in eight games, beating teams including Australia, Jordan, Oman and Iraq. They finished with five wins, two draws and one loss while scoring 16 goals and allowing five.
What are Japan Betting Odds in the 2014 World Cup?
- To Win The Tournament +15000
- To Reach the Final: +6600
- To Win Group C: +450
- To Qualify: +125
- Not To Qualify: -125
- To Finish Last In Group C: +225
- To Be the Highest Scoring team in the Tournament: +30000
- To Be the Highest Scoring team in the Group: +300
Who are Japan opponents in the 2014 World Cup?
Japan is in group C with Colombia (-115), Ivory Coast (+400) and Greece (900); the Japanese are rated +450 in the odds to win the zone.
What is Japan schedule For The 2014 World Cup?
Japan plays their 2014 World Cup opener against Ivory Coast on June 15 at Estadio Itaipava Arena Pernambuco, in Recife. The Japanese are listed +190 on the money line to win.
Game two will be against Greece on June 19 at Estadio das Dunas, in Natal; the Japanese are favorites rated +155 to win while the Greeks are +200.
Japan (+375) closes their group stage schedule against Colombia (-117) on June 24, at the Estadio Verdão, in Cuiabá.
What is Japan Slogan For The 2014 World Cup?
‘Samurai, The Time Has Come To Fight!’
Japan’s Roster for the 2014 World Cup?
GOALKEEPERS: Eiji Kawashima (Standard Liege), Shusaku Nishikawa (Urawa Reds), Shuichi Gonda (FC Tokyo)
DEFENDERS: Yasuyuki Konno (Gamba Osaka), Masahiko Inoha (Jubilo Iwata), Yuto Nagatomo (Inter Milan), Masato Morishige (FC Tokyo), Atsuto Uchida (Schalke), Maya Yoshida (Southampton), Hiroki Sakai (Hannover 96), Gotoku Sakai (Stuttgart).
MIDFIELDERS: Yasuhito Endo (Gamba Osaka), Makoto Hasebe (Nuremberg), Toshihiro Aoyama (Sanfrecce Hiroshima), Hotaru Yamaguchi (Cerezo Osaka), Keisuke Honda (AC Milan), Shinji Kagawa (Manchester United).
FORWARDS: Yoshito Okubo (Kawasaki Frontale), Shinji Okazaki (Mainz), Hiroshi Kiyotake (Nurnberg), Yoichiro Kakitani (Cerezo Osaka), Manabu Saito (Yokohama F-Marinos), Yuya Osako (1860 Munich).
Who’s Japan Most Important Player in the 2014 World Cup?
Shinji Okazaki, a midfielder for 1. FSV Mainz 05 of the German Bundesliga is strong and offensive minded. He led Japan in qualifying with eight goals and will have to play strong on both sides of the pitch for his team to excel.
What are Japan Betting Trends For the 2014 World Cup?
- Japan has been to all four World Cups since 1998, but haven’t gotten past the Round of 16.
- Japan has played 14 World Cup games, with four wins, three draws and seven losses, scoring 12 goals and allowing 16.
- Japan leads the series against Ivory Coast with two wins and one loss; they have never met in a World Cup match.
- Japan beat Greece 1-0 in 2005 in the only meeting they in the past; the game was for the FIFA Confederations Cup in Germany.
- Japan trails the head-to-head series against Colombia with one loss and a draw. They have never played against each other in the World Cup before.
How far will Japan go?
Japan does not have the world class talent of other teams, but their tight, tactical, methodical style of play frustrates opponents to the brink of making mistakes on which this team capitalizes on. Bet on the Japanese to make it to the Round of 16.
Odds to Win 2014 FIFA World Cup:
- Brazil 3/1
- Argentina 9/2
- Germany 11/2
- Spain 13/2
- Belgium 14/1
- France 20/1
- Italy 22/1
- Uruguay 22/1
- Colombia 25/1
- Netherlands 25/1
- England 28/1
- Portugal 28/1
- Chile 40/1
- Russia 66/1
- Mexico 100/1
- Switzerland 100/1
- USA 100/1
- Ecuador 125/1
- Ivory Coast 125/1
- Croatia 150/1
- Japan 150/1
- Bosnia-Herzegovina 200/1
- Ghana 200/1
- Greece 200/1
- Nigeria 250/1
- South Korea 300/1
- Australia 500/1
- Cameroon 500/1
- Algeria 1000/1
- Costa Rica 1000/1
- Honduras 1500/1
- Iran 1500/1