AFC semi-final stats: Japan vs Iran head-to-head

By Abdelaziz Abuhamar

January 28 – Though it is the fourth time in the AFC Asian Cup, it will be the first time the two Asian giants have met in the knock out stage. Iran and Japan have previously met three times in group stage of the continental tournament.

This time around it will the moment of truth, at least for the Iranians who have drawn twice and lost once to mighty Japan in their previous Asian Cup encounters.

Stats show Japan progressed to the final match four times out of five the semi-finals they have played in, while Iran passed through to the final two times in seven semi-final attempts having been knocked out five times.

The two Asian powers met for the first time in the Asian Cup in 1988 in a goalless encounter, then in 1992 when Japan won 1-0, then another goalless draw in 2004 Asian Cup.

The two national teams have met 19 times in total in their all-time head-to-head. Iran won 9 times, Japan 4 times and drawn 6 times. The stats suggest that Japan win the big encounters between these teams.

 

Japan in Semi Final

6         Appearances

4         Progressed

1         Knocked-out

14       QF goals

 

Iran in Semi Final

8         Appearances

2         Progressed

5         Knocked-out

7         QF goals

 

Iran Vs Japan AFC Asian Cup Head-to-Head

Iran   Japan
3 Games 3
0 Win 1
2 Draw 2
2 Clean sheet 3
0 Goals 1

 

Iran Vs Japan Head-to-Head Matches

04/12/1988 Japan 0-0 Iran                     AFC Asian Cup 1988

03/11/1992 Japan 1-0 Iran                     AFC Asian Cup 1992

28/07/1004 Japan 0-0 Iran                     AFC Asian Cup 2004

 

Iran Vs Japan all-time Head-to-Head

Iran   Japan
19 Games 19
9 Win 4
6 Draw 6
6 Clean sheet 5
25 Goals 19

 

Iran Vs Japan all-time Head-to-Head Matches

07/03/1951 Iran 0-0 Japan                     Asian Games

08/03/1951 Japan 2-3 Iran                     Asian Games

11/12/1966 Iran 1-3 Japan                     Asian Games

18/12/1966 Japan 0-1 Iran                     Asian Games

21/11/1982 Japan 1-0 Iran                     Asian Games

22/09/1986 Iran 2-0 Japan                     Asian Games

10/01/1989 Iran 2-2 Japan                     International Friendly

22/01/1989 Iran 3-1 Japan                     International Friendly

01/10/1990 Iran 1-0 Japan                     Asian Games

03/11/1992 Japan 1-0 Iran                       AFC Asian Cup 1992

18/10/1993 Japan 1-2 Iran                     FIFA World Cup qualifier

16/11/1997 Iran 2-3 Japan                     FIFA World Cup qualifier

09/09/1999 Japan 1-1 Iran                     International Friendly

13/10/2002 Japan 1-2 Iran                     Asian Games

28/07/2004 Japan 0-0 Iran                       AFC Asian Cup 2004

25/03/2005 Iran 2-1 Japan                     FIFA World Cup qualifier

17/08/2005 Japan 1-2 Iran                     FIFA World Cup qualifier

13/10/2015 Iran 1-1 Japan                     International Friendly

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