Kirin Cup


The Kirin Cup (Japanese: キリンカップサッカー, Hepburn: Kirin Kappu Sakkā) (Kirin Cup Soccer) is an association football tournament organised in Japan by the Kirin Brewery Company. The host, Japan, is a participant in every edition. The tournament was founded in 1978 then known as Japan Cup (International competition which national teams and clubs participated in), and was last held in its full form in 2016.

Kirin Cup
Organising bodyJapan Football Association (JFA)
Founded1978; 43 years ago (1978)
RegionJapan
Number of teams4
Current champions Venezuela (1st title)
Most successful team(s) Japan (11 titles)
2021 Kirin Challenge Cup (Under-24)

From 1992 onwards, the format was changed to a round robin national team competition. The first nation to win the competition was Argentina. Japan are the tournament's most successful team with eleven titles, followed by Peru with three titles. As of 2016, the current cup holders are Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Since the start of the international competitions in 1992, the tournament has hosted a variety of teams from South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Out of the South American members of CONMEBOL who have been invited (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay and Peru), Peru have been the most successful (three titles).

Out of the European invitees, there have been seven different champions, the most successful being the Czech Republic with two titles, with Hungary, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Slovakia and Scotland winning one title each. Aside from Japan, the only other Asian country to have won the tournament are the United Arab Emirates (2005), who shared the title with Peru.

No African teams have won the tournament (only one African team has participated in just one edition).

In addition to the annual Kirin Cup there are a few Kirin Challenge Cup (Japanese: キリンチャレンジカップ、キリンチャレンジ杯, Hepburn: kirin Tyarenzi Kappu , kirin Tyarenzihai), friendlies also sponsored by the Kirin Corporation, played throughout the year in Japan. Japan took out the most recent 2019 Kirin Challenge Cup with 2–0 win over Paraguay on 5 September 2019.

Tournaments


All times are Japan standard time (UTC+9)

1978 Japan Cup

Won by Borussia Mönchengladbach and Palmeiras.

1979 Japan Cup

Won by Tottenham Hotspur.

1980 Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer

Won by Middlesbrough F.C.

1981 Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer

Won by Club Brugge KV.

1982 Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer

Won by Werder Bremen.

1983 Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer

Won by Newcastle United with Chris Waddle finishing tournament top scorer.

1984 Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer

Group A
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 China PR 21013302
Toulouse 21013302
 Japan 21011102
27 May 1984 Japan  0–1 Toulouse
29 May 1984 China PR  3–2 Toulouse
31 May 1984 Japan  1–0  China PR Omiya Stadium, Saitama, Japan
Kato
Group B
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Internacional 211030+33
 Republic of Ireland 20200002
Japan Universiade XI 20110331
27 May 1984 Republic of Ireland  0–0 Japan Universiade XI
30 May 1984 Internacional 3–0 Japan Universiade XI
Semi-finals
Final

1985 Kirin Cup

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
Santos 95410194+15
 Uruguay 85320166+10
West Ham 55131137+6
Yomiuri 5521298+1
 Japan 35113711–4
Malaysian Tigers 05005331–28
26 May 1985 Japan  1–4  Uruguay National Stadium, Tokyo
Kimura  15' Carlos Aguilera  44', 73'
da Silva  51', 69'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Henk van Ettekoven
26 May 1985 Santos 2–1 West Ham Shimizu
Mario Sérgio  13'
Zé Sérgio  34'
Goddard  57' Attendance: 10,000
26 May 1985 Yomiuri 5–0 Malaysian Tigers Sendai
28 May 1985 Santos 8–1 Malaysian Tigers Okayama
Mirandinha
Lima
Mario Sérgio
Gersinho
Humberto
Azhar Shahrin
30 May 1985 Japan  0–1 Yomiuri Tokyo
Totsuka  78'
30 May 1985 West Ham 9–2 Malaysian Tigers Tokyo
Cottee
Ravindan  (o.g.)
Swindlehurst
Martin
Pike
Whitton
Shahdan
30 May 1985 Uruguay  1–1 Santos Hiroshima
Carlos Aguilera  21' Davi  60' Attendance: 15,000
1 June 1985 Uruguay  6–0 Malaysian Tigers Osaka
Carrasco
Pereira
Alzugaray
Barrios
Carlos Aguilera
Cabrera
2 June 1985 Japan  1–4 Santos Kobe
Hara  85' Zé Sérgio  16', 37'
Gersinho  21'
Mirandinha  29'
2 June 1985 Yomiuri 0–0 West Ham Sapporo
Attendance: 7,100
Referee: Okaya
4 June 1985 Japan  3–0 Malaysian Tigers Nagoya
Kimura  32'
Mizunuma  69'
Hashiratani  89'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Soo-Deok Kim
4 June 1985 West Ham 1–1  Uruguay Nagoya
Swindlehurst  26' Montelongo  54'
4 June 1985 Santos 4–0 Yomiuri Yokohama
Mirandinha
Davi
Gersinho
Final
6 June 1985 Santos 4–2  Uruguay National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Zé Sérgio  22', 89'
Mirandinha  41', 50'
Carlos Aguilera  15'
Carrasco  81'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Shizuo Takada

1986 Kirin Cup

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
Palmeiras 63300103+7
Werder Bremen 3311135–2
 Japan 2310235–2
 Algeria B 1301247–3
11 May 1986 Japan  2–1  Algeria B Matsuyama
Hashiratani Djahmoune
14 May 1986 Japan  0–2 Werder Bremen Tokyo
Burgsmüller  10'
Neubarth  27'
14 May 1986 Palmeiras 4–2  Algeria B Shizuoka
Mirandinha
Mendonça
Barbosa
Djahmoune
Sabbah
16 May 1986 Japan  1–2 Palmeiras Kyoto
Kimura  51' Denys  34'
Mirandinha  71' (pen.)
16 May 1986 Werder Bremen 1–1  Algeria B Nagoya
Meier  8' Djahmoune  16'
Final

1987 Kirin Cup

Kirin Cup 1987.
Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
Torino 5321052+3
Fluminense 4312081+7
 Japan 2302123–1
 Senegal 13012312–9
24 May 1987 Japan  0–0 Fluminense National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Joe Worrall
24 May 1987 Torino 3–1  Senegal Maruyama Baseball Stadium, Sapporo, Japan
Corradini  30'
Lentini  46'
Mariani  80'
Bunjai  86' Attendance: 3,500
25 May 1987 Torino 1–1 Fluminense Shizuoka Kusanagi Baseball Stadium, Shizuoka, Japan
Junior  6' Paulinho  47' Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Kiichiro Tachi
27 May 1987 Japan  2–2  Senegal Prefectual Stadium, Hiroshima, Japan
Hara  40'
Matsuyama  50'
Ndao  43', 57' (pen.)
29 May 1987 Japan  0–1 Torino Mizuho Athletic Stadium, Nagoya, Japan
Corradini Attendance: 26,000
29 May 1987 Fluminense 7–0  Senegal Kobe Central Stadium, Shizuoka, Kobe
Assis  5'
Tato  24'
Eduardo  25', 34'
Washington  30', 87'
Romerito  67'
Referee: Yasuki Nagoya
Final
31 May 1987 Fluminense 2–0 Torino National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Washington  26'
Tato  44'
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Joe Worrall

1988 Kirin Cup

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
Bayer Leverkusen 5321041+3
Flamengo 4312053+2
 China PR 3311143+1
 Japan 0300317–6
29 May 1988 Japan  1–3 Flamengo Tokyo
Yoshida  86' Zico  9' (pen.)
Paulo César  52'
Delacir
2 June 1988 Japan  0–3  China PR Mizuho Stadium, Nagoya, Japan
Wang Baoshan  24'
Gao Sheng  41'
Ma Lin  45'
Referee: Jamal Al Sharif
5 June 1988 China PR  1–1 Flamengo Kagoshima
Ma Lin  53' Gérson  17'
Final

1991 Kirin Cup

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Japan 6330071+6
Vasco 3311142+2
Tottenham 3311125–3
 Thailand 0300316–5
2 June 1991 Japan  1–0  Thailand Yamagata Park Stadium, Tendō, Japan
Hashiratani  89' (pen.) Attendance: 21,000
Referee: Samuel Chan Yam-Ming
2 June 1991 Tottenham 0–0 Vasco
5 June 1991 Japan  2–1 Vasco Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium, Kyoto, Japan
Kitazawa  41'
Miura  74'
(Report) Bismarck  85' (pen.) Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Samuel Chan Yam-Ming
5 June 1991 Thailand  1–2 Tottenham Mizuho Athletic Stadium, Nagoya, Japan
K. Viton Hendry
Matthew Edwards
Attendance: 25,000
9 June 1991 Thailand  0–3 Vasco
9 June 1991 Japan  4–0 Tottenham National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Kitazawa  2'
Miura  8', 41'
Sakakura  66'
Attendance: 45,000

1992 Kirin Cup

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Argentina 4220020+2
 Wales 22101110
 Japan 0200202–2
30 May 1992 Japan  01  Argentina Yoyoki National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Batistuta  53' Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Kil Ki Chul
3 June 1992 Argentina  10  Wales Gifu Nagaragawa Stadium, Gifu, Japan
Batistuta  87' Attendance: 31,000
Referee: Kiichiro Tachi
7 June 1992 Japan  01  Wales Ehime Sports Complex Athletics Stadium, Matsuyama, Japan
Bowen  40' Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Samuel Chan Yam-Ming

1993 Kirin Cup

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Hungary 4211010+1
 Japan 3210132+1
 United States 1201113–2
7 March 1993 Japan  01  Hungary Hakatanomori Football Stadium, Fukuoka, Japan
Kiprich  47' Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Majid Jay
10 March 1993 Hungary  00  United States Mizuho Athletic Stadium, Nagoya, Japan
Attendance: 12,500
Referee: Shinichiro Obata
14 March 1993 Japan  31  United States Yoyoki National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Miura  36', 80'
Lapper  68' (o.g.)
Pérez  23' Attendance: 48,000
Referee: Kim Gwang-Taek

1994 Kirin Cup

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 France 6220051+4
 Australia 1201112–1
 Japan 1201125–3
22 May 1994 Japan  11  Australia Big Arch Stadium, Hiroshima, Japan
Asano  10' A. Vidmar  67' Attendance: 27,350
Referee: Piron Unprasert
26 May 1994 Australia  01  France Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Kobe, Japan
Cantona  43' Attendance: 16,743
Referee: Masayoshi Okada
29 May 1994 Japan  14  France Yoyoki National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Ogura  78' Djorkaeff  15'
Papin  18'
Kurosaki  53' (o.g.)
Ginola  55'
Attendance: 48,841
Referee: Mohamed Nazri Abdullah

1995 Kirin Cup

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Japan 4211030+3
 Scotland 4211021+1
 Ecuador 0200215–4
21 May 1995 Japan  0 0  Scotland Hiroshima Big Arch, Hiroshima
Attendance: 24,556
Referee: Armando Pérez Hoyos
24 May 1995 Scotland  2 1  Ecuador Toyama Athletic Recreation Park Stadium, Toyama
Robertson  75'
Crawford  83'
Hurtado  79' (pen.) Attendance: 5,669
Referee: Masayoshi Okada
28 May 1995 Japan  3 0  Ecuador National Stadium, Tokyo
Nakayama  36'
Miura  46' (pen.), 53' (pen.)
Attendance: 53,438
Referee: Lutz Michael Fröhlich

1996 Kirin Cup

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Japan 6220042+2
 Mexico 1201123–1
 FR Yugoslavia 1201101–1
23 May 1996 Mexico  00  FR Yugoslavia IAI Stadium Nihondaira, Shizuoka, Japan
Attendance: 8,604
Referee: Masayoshi Okada
26 May 1996 Japan  10  FR Yugoslavia National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Miura  62' Attendance: 50,632
Referee: Young-Joo Kim
29 May 1996 Japan  32  Mexico Hakatanomori Football Stadium, Fukuoka, Japan
Morishima  35'
Miura  45'
Soma  82'
del Olmo  5'
Pelaez  16'
Attendance: 17,432
Referee: Nik Ahmad Yaakub

1997 Kirin Cup

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Japan 6220053+2
 Croatia 1201145–1
 Turkey 1201112–1
8 June 1997 Japan  43  Croatia Yoyoki National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Hirano  34'
Miura  49', 53'
Morishima  89'
Asanovic  77', 79' (pen.)
Vlaovic  90'
Attendance: 50,136
Referee: Kim Tae-Young
12 June 1997 Croatia  11  Turkey Yurtec Stadium Sendai, Sendai, Japan
Erceg  21' Ertuğrul  77' Attendance: 15,687
Referee: Masayoshi Okada
15 June 1997 Japan  10  Turkey Nagai Stadium, Osaka, Japan
Morishima  25' Attendance: 35,029
Referee: Park Jong-Kyu

1998 Kirin Cup

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Czech Republic 4211010+1
 Japan 22020110
 Paraguay 1201112–1
17 May 1998 Japan  11  Paraguay Yoyoki National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Soma  86' Ayala  7' Attendance: 53,408
Referee: Kwon Jong-chul
21 May 1998 Czech Republic  10  Paraguay Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Kobe, Japan
Šmicer  12' Attendance: 6,100
Referee: Naotsugu Fuse
24 May 1998 Japan  00  Czech Republic Yokohama International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan
Attendance: 66,930
Referee: Russamee Jindamai

1999 Kirin Cup

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Peru 22020110
 Belgium 22020110
 Japan 22020000
30 May 1999 Peru  11  Belgium Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium, Kyoto
Maestri  6' Tanghe  28' Attendance: 9,262
Referee: Naotsugu Fuse
3 June 1999 Japan  00  Belgium National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance: 54,985
Referee: Tae-Young Kim
6 June 1999 Japan  00  Peru Yokohama International Stadium, Yokohama
Attendance: 67,354
Referee: Panya Hanlumyaung

2000 Kirin Cup

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Japan 4211031+2
 Slovakia 4211031+2
 Bolivia 0200204–4
11 June 2000 Japan  11  Slovakia Miyagi Stadium, Rifu, Japan
Nakamura  9' Dzúrik  7' Attendance: 45,831
Referee: Kim Young-joo
14 June 2000 Slovakia  20  Bolivia Tosu Stadium, Tosu, Japan
Kratochvíl  21'
Fabuš  45'
Attendance: 8,023
Referee: Masayoshi Okada
18 June 2000 Japan  20  Bolivia Yokohama International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan
Yanagisawa  7', 34' Attendance: 65,073
Referee: Sun Baojie

2001 Kirin Cup

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Japan 6220030+3
 Paraguay 32101220
 FR Yugoslavia 0200203–3
28 June 2001 Paraguay  20  FR Yugoslavia National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Cáceres  39'
Ferreira  83'
Attendance: 21,213
Referee: Masayoshi Okada
1 July 2001 Japan  20  Paraguay Sapporo Dome, Sapporo, Japan
Yanagisawa  16', 50' Attendance: 39,073
Referee: Panya Hanlumyaung
4 July 2001 Japan  10  FR Yugoslavia Big Eye Stadium, Ōita, Japan
Inamoto  21' Attendance: 38,147
Referee: Vijay Rahman

2002 Kirin Cup

29 April 2002 Japan  10  Slovakia National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Nishizawa  38' Attendance: 55,144
Referee: Bae Jae-Young
2 May 2002 Japan  33  Honduras Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium, Kobe, Japan
Nakamura  26', 41'
Alex  76' (pen.)
Pineda  15'
Pavón  27', 45'
Attendance: 38,130
Referee: Park Sang-Gu

2003 Kirin Cup

8 June 2003 Japan  14  Argentina Nagai Stadium, Osaka, Japan
Akita  55' Saviola  30'
Zanetti  45'
Romeo  78'
Rodríguez  82'
Attendance: 42,508
Referee: Herbert Fandel
11 June 2003 Japan  00  Paraguay Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama, Japan
Attendance: 59,891
Referee: Mike Riley

2004 Kirin Cup

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Japan 6220041+3
 Serbia and Montenegro 3210121+1
 Slovakia 0200215–4
9 July 2004 Japan  31  Slovakia Hiroshima Big Arch, Hiroshima
Fukunishi  45'
Suzuki  66'
Yanagisawa  81'
Babnič  65' Attendance: 34,458
Referee: Matthew Breeze

2005 Kirin Cup

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Peru 4211010+1
 United Arab Emirates 4211010+1
 Japan 0200202–2
22 May 2005 Japan  01  Peru Niigata Stadium, Niigata
Vassallo  90+4' Attendance: 39,856
Referee: Ľuboš Micheľ
24 May 2005 United Arab Emirates  00  Peru Toyota Stadium, Toyota, Aichi
Attendance: 6,536
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura
27 May 2005 Japan  01  United Arab Emirates National Stadium, Tokyo
Alo Ali  69' Attendance: 53,123
Referee: Ľuboš Micheľ

2006 Kirin Cup

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Scotland 4211051+4
 Bulgaria 3210136–3
 Japan 1201112–1
9 May 2006 Japan  12  Bulgaria Nagai Stadium, Osaka
Maki  76' (Report) S. Todorov  1'
Yanev  90+1'
Attendance: 44,851
Referee: Carlos Megia Davila
11 May 2006 Bulgaria  15  Scotland Kobe Wing Stadium, Kobe
Y. Todorov  26' (Report) Boyd  13', 43'
McFadden  69'
Burke  77', 88'
Attendance: 5,780
Referee: Toru Kamikawa
13 May 2006 Japan  00  Scotland Saitama Stadium, Saitama
(Report) Attendance: 58,648
Referee: Eduardo Iturralde González

2007 Kirin Cup

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Japan 4211020+2
 Colombia 4211010+1
 Montenegro 0200203–3
1 June 2007 Japan  20  Montenegro Shizuoka Stadium, Fukuroi
Nakazawa  23'
Takahara  38'
Attendance: 28,635
Referee: Michael Svendsen
3 June 2007 Colombia  10  Montenegro Matsumoto Stadium, Matsumoto
Falcao  33' Attendance: 10,070
Referee: Kenji Ogiya
5 June 2007 Japan  00  Colombia Saitama Stadium, Saitama
Attendance: 45,091
Referee: Nicolai Volquartz

2008 Kirin Cup

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Japan 42110101
 Paraguay 22020110
 Ivory Coast 1201112–1
22 May 2008 Ivory Coast  11  Paraguay Nissan Stadium, Yokohama
Traoré  74' Bogado  78' Attendance: 5,197
Referee: Kazuhiko Matsumura
24 May 2008 Japan  10  Ivory Coast Toyota Stadium, Toyota, Aichi
Tamada  21' Attendance: 40,710
Referee: Bruno Paixão
27 May 2008 Japan  00  Paraguay Saitama Stadium, Saitama
Attendance: 27,998
Referee: Paulo Manuel Gomes Costa

2009 Kirin Cup

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Japan 6220080+8
 Chile 1201115–4
 Belgium 1201115–4
27 May 2009 Japan  40  Chile Nagai Stadium, Osaka
19:35 Okazaki  20', 24'
Abe  53'
Honda  90+2'
(Report)
(Report 2)
Attendance: 43,531
Referee: Anders Hermansen
29 May 2009 Belgium  11  Chile Fukuda Denshi Arena, Chiba
19:00 Roelandts  17' (Report) Medel  23' Attendance: 6,050
Referee: Minoru Tōjō
31 May 2009 Japan  40  Belgium National Stadium, Tokyo
19:20 Nagatomo  21'
K. Nakamura  23'
Okazaki  60'
Yano  70'
(Report) Attendance: 42,520
Referee: Rob Styles

2011 Kirin Cup

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
 Czech Republic 22020000
 Japan 22020000
 Peru 22020000
1 June 2011 Japan  0–0  Peru Niigata Stadium, Niigata
19:20 (Report) Attendance: 39,048
Referee: Howard Webb
4 June 2011 Czech Republic  0–0  Peru Matsumoto Stadium, Nagano
15:00 (Report) Attendance: 7,592
Referee: Ryuji Sato
7 June 2011 Japan  0–0  Czech Republic International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa
19:30 (Report) Attendance: 65,856
Referee: Martin Atkinson

2013 Kirin Challenge Cup

30 May 2013 Japan  0–2  Bulgaria Toyota Stadium, Aichi
19:20 JST (Report) Manolev  3'
OG. Hasebe  23'
Attendance: 50,000

2014 Kirin Challenge Cup

5 September 2014 Japan  0–2  Uruguay Sapporo Dome, Sapporo
19:30 JST (Report) Cavani  34'
Hernández  71'
Attendance: 39,294
Referee: Sang-woo Kim (South Korea)

2015 Kirin Challenge Cup

27 March 2015 Japan  2–0  Tunisia Ōita Bank Dome, Ōita
19:30 JST Okazaki  78'
Honda  82'
(Report) Referee: Ben Williams (Australia)
11 June 2015 Japan  4–0  Iraq Ajinomoto Stadium, Tokyo
19:00 JST Honda  5'
Makino  9'
Okazaki  33'
Haraguchi  84'
(Report)

2016 Kirin Cup Soccer

Japan against Bosnia and Herzegovina at Suita City Stadium in Osaka during the final of 2016 Kirin Cup.

Kirin Cup returned in 2016, under a new name and format: Kirin Cup Soccer 2016.[1]

Semi-finals
3 June 2016 Japan  7–2  Bulgaria Toyota Stadium, Toyota
19.40 Okazaki  3'
Kagawa  26', 35'
Yoshida  38', 53'
Usami  57'
Asano  87' (pen.)
Aleksandrov  59'
Chochev  82'
Attendance: 41,940
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (Poland)
Third place play-off
7 June 2016 Denmark  4−0  Bulgaria Suita City Football Stadium, Suita
16.00 Rasmussen  39'
Eriksen  72', 74', 82'
(Report) Attendance: 14,223
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)
Final
7 June 2016 Bosnia and Herzegovina  2−1  Japan Suita City Football Stadium, Suita
19.30 Đurić  29', 66' Kiyotake  28' Attendance: 35,589
Referee: Jarred Gillett (Australia)

2016 Kirin Challenge Cup

11 November 2016 Japan  4−0  Oman Kashima Soccer Stadium, Kashima
19:20 JST
(Report) (PDF) Attendance: 33,709
Referee: Liu Kwok Man (Hong Kong)

2017 Kirin Challenge Cup

7 June 2017 Japan  1−1  Syria Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu
19:30 JST
Report (PDF)
Attendance: 43,608
Referee: Daniel Stefański (Poland)
6 October 2017 Japan  2−1  New Zealand Toyota Stadium, Toyota
19:30 JST
Report (PDF)
Attendance: 38,461
Referee: Liu Kwok Man (Hong Kong)
10 October 2017 Japan  3−3  Haiti Nissan Stadium, Yokohama
19:30 JST
Report (PDF)
Attendance: 47,420
Referee: Peter Green (Australia)

2018 Kirin Challenge Cup

11 September 2018 Japan  3–0  Costa Rica Suita, Japan
19:20 (UTC+9) Oviedo  16' (o.g.)
Minamino  66'
J. Ito  90+3'
Report Stadium: Panasonic Stadium Suita
Attendance: 33,891
Referee: Muhammad Taqi (Singapore)
12 October 2018 Japan  3–0  Panama Niigata, Japan
19:35 (UTC+9) Minamino  42'
J. Ito  66'
Cummings  85' (o.g.)
Report Stadium: Denka Big Swan Stadium
Attendance: 38,322
Referee: Kim Dong-jin (South Korea)
16 October 2018 Japan  4–3  Uruguay Saitama, Japan
19:35 (UTC+9) Minamino  10', 66'
Osako  36'
Doan  59'
Report Pereiro  28'
Cavani  57'
Rodríguez  75'
Stadium: Saitama Stadium 2002
Attendance: 57,239
Referee: Ko Hyung-jin (South Korea)
16 November 2018 Japan  1–1  Venezuela Ōita, Japan
19:30 (UTC+9) Sakai  40' Report Rincón  81' (pen.) Stadium: Ōita Bank Dome
Attendance: 33,369
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
20 November 2018 Japan  4–0  Kyrgyzstan Toyota, Japan
19:20 (UTC+9) Yamanaka  2'
Haraguchi  19'
Osako  72'
Nakajima  73'
Report Stadium: Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 38,353
Referee: Ilgiz Tantashev (Uzbekistan)

2019 Kirin Challenge Cup

22 March 2019 Japan  0–1  Colombia Yokohama, Japan
19:20 JST Source Falcao  64' (pen.) Stadium: Nissan Stadium
Attendance: 63,302
Referee: Peter Green (Australia)
26 March 2019 Japan  1–0  Bolivia Kobe, Japan
19:30 JST Nakajima  76' Source Stadium: Noevir Stadium Kobe
Attendance: 28,133
Referee: Kurt Ams (Australia)
5 June 2019 Japan  0–0  Trinidad and Tobago Toyota City, Japan
19:30 (UTC+9) Report Stadium: Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 38,507
Referee: Zhang Lei (China)
9 June 2019 Japan  2–0  El Salvador Rifu, Japan
19:00 (UTC+9) Nagai  19', 42' Report Stadium: Hitomebore Stadium Miyagi
Attendance: 38,092
Referee: Ma Ning (China)
5 September 2019 Japan  2–0  Paraguay Kashima, Japan
19:20 (UTC+9) Osako  23'
Minamino  30'
Report Stadium: Kashima Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 29,071
Referee: Kim Jong-hyeok (South Korea)
19 November 2019 Japan  1–4  Venezuela Suita, Japan
19:25 (UTC+9) Yamaguchi  70' Report Rondón  8', 31', 34'
Soteldo  38'
Stadium: Panasonic Stadium Suita
Attendance: 33,399
Referee: Mohd Amirul Izwan Yaacob (Malaysia)

2020 Kirin Challenge Cup

On July 17, Japan national under-23 football team was planning to hold the 2020 Kirin Challenge Cup at Noevir Stadium Kobe, but it was cancelled due to COVID-19.[2]

2021 Kirin Challenge Cup

3 June Japan  cancelled  Jamaica
--:-- UTC+9

The friendly against  Jamaica on 3 Jun 2021 was cancelled due to multiple Jamaican players being unable to board their flight to Japan on account of not meeting the Japanese government's pre-travel COVID-19 testing requirements. The fixture was replaced with a match against the Japan under-24 team.[3]

3 June Japan  3–0  Japan U-24 Hokkaido, Japan
19:30 UTC+9 Hashimoto  2'
Kamada  41'
Asano  52'
Report
(JFA)
Stadium: Sapporo Dome

This match was a substitute match for the Kirin Challenge Cup, which was a charity match, not the Kirin Challenge Cup.[3]

11 June Japan  1–0  Serbia Kobe, Japan
19:25 UTC+9
Report (JFA)
[Report (JFA)]
Report (Soccerway)
Stadium: Noevir Stadium Kobe

2021 Kirin Challenge Cup (Under-24)

Japan, Honduras and Spain to participate in Kirin Challenge Cup (Under-24) 2021.

Team Pts Pld W D L GS GA GD
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 Honduras U-24 00000000

Winners


Clubs

National teams

See also


References


  1. www.jfa.jp (25 January 2016). "Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Denmark to participate in KIRIN CUP SOCCER 2016". Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  2. www.jfa.jp (1 April 2020). "KIRIN CHALLENGE CUP 2020 of U-23 National Team Cancelled". Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  3. "SAMURAI BLUE 対 U-24日本代表 開催決定 【6.3@北海道】". Japan Football Association (JFA) (in Japanese). 1 June 2021. Retrieved 1 June 2021.