They have faced each other a total of 34 times so far.
Out of these matches, India have emerged as the clear frontrunner, winning 27 of them, while Japan have managed only three victories. Additionally, the two teams have played four drawn matches.
Interestingly, Japan are the only team that India have failed to defeat in the ongoing Asian Champions Trophyleague stage.In their most recent match, the two teams battled it out to a 1-1 draw. This result highlights the strength and competitiveness of the Japanese team against the more fancied hosts.
Looking at the history of the Asian Champions Trophy, India and Japan have faced each other a total of nine times. In these encounters, India have secured victory in five matches, while Japan have come out triumphant in two. The remaining two matches ended in draws, once again demonstrating the closely fought battles between the two nations.
Prior to the Asian Champions Trophy 2023, India showcased their dominance by defeating Japan with an impressive scoreline of 8-0 at the 2023 FIH World Cup. This victory further accentuated India’s prowess in the sport.
Head to Head: India vs Japan
Despite India’s overall superiority, it is evident that Japan have had moments of success against their formidable opponents. Japan’s three wins against India came in the Asia Cup 2022 (5-2), Asian Champions Trophy 2021 (5-3), and Asian Champions Trophy 2013 (2-1). These victories serve as reminders that in sports, anything is possible, and underdogs can rise to the occasion.
India’s dominance over Japan in international hockey is apparent, with a significantly higher number of victories. However, Japan’s occasional triumphs and their ability to challenge India’s supremacy make their encounters exciting and unpredictable.