5th Place Match of 1st FIH Men’s Nations Cup (2022/Potchefstroom) [Japan 2-2 (SO 2-4 ) France] – Men’s National Team “Samurai Japan” Finished 6th

 Men’s national team “Samurai Japan” (world ranking 18th) lost France Pakistan (world ranking 11th) by 2-2 (SO 2-4) in the 5th place match to finish 6th in the 1st FIH Men’s Nations Cup (2022/Potchefstroom) at Potchefstroom in South Africa.

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*FIH world ranking at November 24

Game Result

Game No.18 17:45
Japan – France
Game Record
2 2 SO 4 2


  • 31th min FG – #17 FW Kentaro Fukuda (Gifu Asahi Club)
  • 46th min PC – #15 DF Ken Nagayoshi (Tenri University)

Highlight Video

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Final Result

Team World Ranking
Before the Game
World Ranking
After the Game
Champion South Africa (Host) 16th 14th A
2nd Ireland 13th 13th A
3rd Korea 12th 10th B
4th Malaysia 10th 11th B
5th France 11th 12th A
6th Japan 18th 16th B
7th Pakistan 17th 17th A
8th Canada 14th 18th B

FIH World Ranking at the date of November 24 (before the game), at the date of December 5 (before the game)

※ * The Present FIH World Ranking (Select Men’s) [FIH Official Site]

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