The Kirin Cup Soccer is an annual soccer tournament held in Japan. Since 1991 only football national teams compete.
The first champion was Japan´s national team who won this cup in 12 opportunities. The champion of the last two editions is the Uruguayan national team . Greatest clubs and national teams around the world have played this international tournament . Gabriel Batistuta , Esteban Paredes, Diego Forlan and Shinji Okazaki are some of the scorers who left their mark in these competitions.
The edition of the Copa America Centenario in 2016 let the South Americans national teams out of the Kirin Cup this time. Today in semifinals there are: Japan, Bulgaria, Denmark and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Japan is once again the candidate to win, it´s striker is nothing less than the number 9 of Leicester City new champion of the Premier League.