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History of Japan's Participation in World Cup ⑥ 2010~2012 (Part one)

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Adachi@ MaDeLa

"Previously we have introduced to you the game history of Japanese National Men's Soccer Team from 1994 to 2010.
This time, we will introduce to you the performance of the Japanese Team during the four years from 2010 to 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil in two parts."

In August 2010, Japan ushered in the first Italian-born head coach in its football history, Alberto Zaccheroni. He once led the famous team AC Milan to win the Scudetto. The Japanese Team under his leadership was nicknamed "Zac Japan."

Zac Japan's first game was very exciting. In the friendly match held in October, Japan made history by defeating Argentina 1-0, the strong South American team that Messi played for.

In January 2011, Zac Japan participated in the 2011 AFC Asian Cup with good momentum. Although the first game with Jordan ended in a draw, later the Japanese Team beat Qatar, South Korea, Australia and other strong Asian teams in a row, and won the Asian Cup triumph again since 2004 with outstanding performance.

In 2012, Zac Japan also showed aggressiveness in 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. Especially in the second game of the Asian Qualifiers Final Round, the Japanese Team beat Jordan with an emphatic 6-0 victory.

In the games in Europe in October, with a 1-0 victory over the strong French Team, the Japanese Team shocked the world. However, later they lost the match 0-4 against Brazil and the Japanese Team once again realized the strength of South American teams.

Are you satisfied with the introduction? In the next part we will introduce to you the performance of the Japanese Team in the competitive FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013. Then in 2014, the FIFA World Cup Brazil was held. And did Zac Japan obtain glorious results on earth? We'll see.

Please click here to see ""History of Japan's Participation in World Cup ① (1993~1998)

Please click here to see ""History of Japan's Participation in World Cup ② (2002)""

Please click here to see ""History of Japan's Participation in World Cup ③ (2002~2006)""

Please click here to see ""History of Japan's Participation in World Cup ④ (2006~2008)""

Please click here to see ""History of Japan's Participation in World Cup ⑤ (2008~2010)"""

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