2. They are part of Group C, which doesn’t have any previous World Cup winners giving Japan a decent chance to move up in the competition.
3. Their star player is Keisuke Honda. He is an amazing midfielder and a great team player.
5. They Co-hosted the World Cup competition with South Korea in 2002.
6. This will be their 5th time participating in the World Cup.
7. They have never won a World Cup competition, but they are ready to bring it this year.
8. Their best player ever was Hidetoshi Nakata.
10. Their coach, Alberto Zaccheroni, is confident that Japan will go far in the World Cup competition this time around.
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