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.