Soccer is very popular sports all over the world. During FIFA World Cup, which is held every four year, many people watch the games on TV, and cheer their favorite national team.

Candy artist Miyuki creates special candy arts cheers for the Japan National Players.

Candy Miyuki created the candy arts in 2014. When Japan won Zambia in their final warm-up for the World Cup in Tampa, FL.

Picture source: IG@my_name_is_candy5

Japan Squad for 2018 FIFA World Cup in RussiaWorld Cup squad: Goalkeepers: Eiji Kawashima (Metz), Masaaki Higashiguchi (Gamba Osaka), Kosuke Nakamura (Kashiwa Reysol); Defenders: Yuto Nagatomo (Galatasaray), Tomoaki Makino, Wataru Endo (Urawa Reds), Maya Yoshida (Southampton), Hiroki Sakai (Marseille), Gotoku Sakai (Hamburg); Gen Shoji, Naomichi Ueda (Kashima Antlers); Midfielders: Makoto Hasebe (Eintracht Frankfurt); Keisuke Honda (Pachuca), Takashi Inui (Eibar), Shinji Kagawa (Dortmund), Hotaru Yamaguchi (Cerezo Osaka), Genki Haraguchi, Takashi Usami (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Gaku Shibasaki (Getafe), Ryota Oshima (Kawasaki Frontale); Forwards: Shinji Okazaki (Leicester), Yuya Osako (Werder Bremen), Yoshinori Muto (Mainz)

Fifa world ranking: 61

Coach: Akira Nishino

Captain: Makoto Hasebe

Nickname: Samurai Blue

World Cup history: Qualified six times (1998, 2002*, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018)
*Qualified as co-hosts

Best World Cup result: Round of 16 (2002, 2010)


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