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.
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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.
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7. They have never won a World Cup competition, but they are ready to bring it this year.
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8. Their best player ever was Hidetoshi Nakata.
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10. Their coach, Alberto Zaccheroni, is confident that Japan will go far in the World Cup competition this time around.
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