JAPAN NATIONAL TEAM


1993-1994


Match Worn Shirt


Did you Know?

During 1993 and 1994 Japan team changed three different suppliers. Puma then Adidas and finally Asics. But the very curious thing is that even if there were three different suppliers, the team kept the same style of shirts home and away. So basically there were same shirts branded with three different brands as you can see on side.

Asics

Puma

Adidas

JAPAN NATIONAL TEAM


1993


“Squibb Trophy”


Internazionale vs Japan


Match Worn Shirt


Did you Know?

On February 1993 the Japan Team went to Italy to prepare the following Fifa World Cup 94 qualifying game against Thailand in April. Japan Team played against Juventus F.C. and against Internazionale F.C. for the “Squibb Trophy” which took place at the “Stadio del Mare”in Lecce. 

JAPAN NATIONAL TEAM


2001-2002


Friendly


Japan vs Italy


Match Worn Shirt


Nakata Hidetoshi

Did you Know?

After having represented Japan at the 1993 U-17 World Championship (where he scored a goal) and at the 1995 U-20 World Championship (where he scored twice), Nakata was part of the Japan squads at the 1996 Olympics, where Japan upset Brazil, and at the 2000 Olympics. His senior national team debut came in May 1997 against South Korea. He was a key member of the Japanese side that qualified for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, scoring five goals in qualification matches and setting up all three Japanese goals in the qualification play-off against Iran. He helped Japan reach the final of the 2001 Confederations Cup but left the national team before the final to join Roma for their final league matches. Nakata played in all four of Japan’s matches at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, co-hosted by South Korea and Japan, scoring the second goal of a 2–0 first round win against Tunisia. At the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Nakata played in all three matches for Japan, losing to Australia and Brazil, and drawing with Croatia. His performance against Croatia earned him a Man of the Match award. After the 2006 FIFA World Cup, on July 3, 2006, Nakata announced his retirement from professional football and the Japanese national team on his personal website “I decided half a year ago that I would retire from the world of professional football … after the World Cup in Germany.” Nakata wrote, “I will never again stand on the pitch as a professional player. But I will never give up football.” In a 2014 interview in TMW Magazine, Nakata confirmed that he had retired at such a young age because he was no longer enjoying football, and wanted instead to see what was going on in the world. Despite Nakata playing every match in Japan’s first three World Cup appearances, he was not selected for the country’s Asian Cup-winning squads in 2000 and 2004. In total, he was capped 77 times for Japan, scoring 11 goals, 9 of which came in official FIFA competitions.

JAPAN NATIONAL TEAM


Fifa World Cup “KOREA & JAPAN 2002”


Japan vs Turkey


Match Worn Shirt


Morioka Ryuzo

Did you Know?

Morioka was capped 38 times for the Japanese national team between 1999 and 2003. He played one game at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He was also a part of the Japanese 2000 Summer Olympics squad.

JAPAN NATIONAL TEAM


Fifa World Cup “KOREA & JAPAN 2002”


Japan vs Belgium


Match Worn Shirt


Ogasawara Mitsuo

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