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Daiki Iwamasa

  • Position: Defender
  • Squad number: 13
  • Date of birth: 30 January, 1982 (28 years old)
  • Height: 6'2" (187cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
0 Daiki Iwamasa
0|0 Daiki Iwamasa
0 As substitute
16|19 Total Japan
20 Most shots on target Diego Forlan
4 Total Japan
12 Most shots off target Asamoah Gyan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wesley Sneijder
Goals Assists
0 Daiki Iwamasa
0 Daiki Iwamasa
4 Total Japan
2 Total Japan
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
0|0 Daiki Iwamasa
0|0 Daiki Iwamasa
55|89 Total Japan
7|0 Total Japan
20 Most fouls by Mark Van Bommel
25 Most fouls on Andres Iniesta

Japan games played

  1. Japan 1-0 Cameroon
    Monday, 14 June Match report
  2. Netherlands 1-0 Japan
    Saturday, 19 June Match report
  3. Denmark 1-3 Japan
    Thursday, 24 June Match report
  4. Paraguay 0-0 Japan
    Tuesday, 29 June Match report

Player Profile

The 28-year-old has been a regular in coach Takeshi Okada’s squads since 2008, but has seen his opportunities limited and only made his Japan debut in October against Scotland.

Tall and strong in the air, he is first-choice back-up for Yuji Nakazawa or Marcus Tulio Tanaka. He was named in the J-League best XI in 2008 and 2009.

In his seventh season at Kawashima Antlers, Iwamasa has been almost ever-present since 2005 and missed only three league games in total in the club’s three title-winning seasons.

He qualified from university as a mathematics teacher before signing his first professional football contract in 2003.

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