Ranking Japan's Top 5 World Cup Moments

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Ranking Japan's Top 5 World Cup Moments
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As Japan gear up to start their 2014 World Cup campaign on Day 3 with a tough fixture against Cote d'Ivoire, it's worth remembering that this will only be the Blue Samurai's fifth ever World Cup finals.

Having not entered or qualified for any World Cup finals prior to 1998, Japan went to France and finished their maiden campaign with no wins on the board.

Four tournaments on, Japan are now a proud representative of Asia in the World Cup; however, a tricky Group C also featuring Colombia and Greece may prove to be a challenge to their aims of qualifying for the knockout rounds for a third time.

Let's look back at Japan's top five World Cup moments.

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