Japan national football team in 2009

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This page records the details of the matches played by the Japan national football team during 2009. In 2009 the Japan national football team competed in the fourth round of the AFC 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifications, the 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification, and the 2009 Kirin Cup, amongst other friendly matches.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Result Score Venue Competition Japan Goal Scorers Match Report
20 January  Yemen W 2-1 Japan KKWing Stadium, Kumamoto, Japan 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification Okazaki Goal 7'
Tatsuya Tanaka Goal 66'
[1]
28 January  Bahrain L 0-1 Bahrain National Stadium, Madinat 'Isa, Bahrain 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification [2]
4 February  Finland W 5-1 Japan National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan Friendly Match (2009 Kirin Challenge Cup) Okazaki Goal 15'32'
Kagawa Goal 44'
Nakazawa Goal 57'
Yasuda Goal 86'
[3]
11 February  Australia D 0-0 Japan International Stadium Yokohama, Japan 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification [4]
28 March  Bahrain W 1-0 Japan Saitama Stadium, Saitama, Japan 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification S. Nakamura Goal 47' [5]
27 May  Chile W 4-0 Japan Nagai Stadium, Osaka, Japan 2009 Kirin Cup Okazaki Goal 20'24'
Abe Goal 52'
Honda Goal 90+2'
[6]
31 May  Belgium W 4-0 Japan National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan 2009 Kirin Cup Nagatomo Goal 21'
K. Nakamura Goal 23'
Okazaki Goal 60'
Yano Goal 77'
[7]
6 June  Uzbekistan W 1-0 Uzbekistan Pakhtakor Stadium, Tashkent, Uzbekistan 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification Okazaki Goal 9' [8]
10 June  Qatar D 1-1 Japan International Stadium Yokohama, Japan 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (Goal 3' (o.g.)) [9]
17 June  Australia L 1-2 Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification Tulio Goal 39' [10]
5 September  Netherlands L 0-3 Netherlands De Grolsch Veste, Enschede, Netherlands Friendly Match [11]
9 September  Ghana W 4-3 Netherlands Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht, Netherlands Friendly Match K. Nakamura Goal 53'
Tamada Goal 78'
Okazaki Goal 79'
Inamoto Goal 83'
[12]
8 October  Hong Kong W 6-0 Japan Outsourcing Stadium, Shizuoka, Japan 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification Okazaki Goal 17'74'76'
Nagatomo Goal 28'
Nakazawa Goal 50'
Túlio Goal 67'
[13]
10 October  Scotland W 2-0 Japan Nissan Stadium, Yokohama. Japan Friendly Match (2009 Kirin Challenge Cup) (Goal 82' (o.g.))
Honda Goal 90'
[14]
14 October  Togo W 5-0 Japan Miyagi Stadium, Rifu, Japan Friendly Match (2009 Kirin Challenge Cup) Okazaki Goal 5'8'65'
Morimoto Goal 11'
Honda Goal 85'
[15]
14 November  South Africa D 0-0 South Africa Nelson Mandela Stadium, Port Elizabeth, South Africa Friendly Match [16]
18 November  Hong Kong W 4-0 Hong Kong Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification Hasebe Goal 32'
Satō Goal 74'
S. Nakamura Goal 84'
Okazaki Goal 90+1' (pen.)
[17]

Top goal scorers for 2009[edit]

Rank Name Position Goals Matches
1 Shinji Okazaki FW 15 16
2 Keisuke Honda MF 3 10
3 Yuto Nagatomo DF 2 11
Shunsuke Nakamura MF 11
Kengo Nakamura MF 12
Yuji Nakazawa DF 14
Marcus Tulio Tanaka DF 13
8 10 players 1

Kits[edit]

Japan's kits until October.

Japan's kit used on November.

Japan 1st Kit

Manager[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japan Football Association record of Japan international A matches". Japan Football Association.