Japan national under-23 football team

Japan national under-23 football team

 Japan
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) サムライ・ブルー
(Samurai Blue)
Association Japan Football Association
Sub-confederation EAFF (East Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Makoto Teguramori
FIFA code JPN
First international
Japan 1–4 Spain 
(Budapest, Hungary; March 11, 1967)
Biggest win
Japan 13–0 Philippines 
(Hong Kong; June 6, 1999)
Biggest defeat
Japan 1–4 Spain 
(Budapest, Hungary; March 11, 1967)
Summer Olympics
Appearances 9 (First in 1936)
Best result Bronze Medal (1968)
Asian Games
Appearances 3 (First in 2002)
Best result Gold Medal (2010)

The Japan national under-23 football team is a national association football youth team of Japan and is controlled by the Japan Football Association.

Contents

  • Competition Rosters 1
    • Olympic Games Rosters 1.1
    • Asian Games Rosters 1.2
  • Competition Records 2
    • Olympic Games Record 2.1
    • AFC U-22 Championship 2.2
    • Asian Games Record 2.3
  • Recent results 3
  • Current squad 4
  • Coaches 5
  • Honors 6
    • Continental 6.1
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Competition Rosters

Olympic Games Rosters

Asian Games Rosters

Competition Records

Olympic Games Record

See Japan national football team#Olympic Games for the results before 1992 (no age limit).

AFC U-22 Championship

Asian Games Record

Recent results

Date Opponent Result Score* Venue Competition
12 Jan 2014  Iran D 3 - 3 Royal Oman Police Stadium, Muscat 2013 AFC U-22 Championship Group Stage
14 Jan 2014  Kuwait D 0 - 0 Royal Oman Police Stadium, Muscat 2013 AFC U-22 Championship Group Stage
16 Jan 2014  Australia W 4 - 0 Royal Oman Police Stadium, Muscat 2013 AFC U-22 Championship Group Stage
20 Jan 2014  Iraq L 0 - 1 Al-Seeb Stadium, Seeb 2013 AFC U-22 Championship Quarter-Finals
14 Sep 2014  Kuwait W 4 - 1 Incheon Football Stadium, Incheon 2014 Asian Games Group Stage
17 Sep 2014  Iraq L 1 - 3 Goyang Sports Complex, Goyang 2014 Asian Games Group Stage
21 Sep 2014    Nepal W 4 - 0 Goyang Sports Complex, Goyang 2014 Asian Games Group Stage
19 Dec 2014  Finland TBA International Friendly

* Japan score always listed first

Current squad

Squad selected for 2014 Asian Games.


Head Coach: Makoto Teguramori
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Niekawa, AyumiAyumi Niekawa (1994-05-12) 12 May 1994 Júbilo Iwata
2 2DF Muroya, SeiSei Muroya (1994-04-05) 5 April 1994 Meiji University
3 2DF Endo, WataruWataru Endo (1993-02-09) 9 February 1993 Shonan Bellmare
4 2DF Iwanami, TakuyaTakuya Iwanami (1994-06-18) 18 June 1994 Vissel Kobe
5 2DF Nishino, TakaharuTakaharu Nishino (1993-09-14) 14 September 1993 Gamba Osaka
6 2DF Yamanaka, RyosukeRyosuke Yamanaka (1993-04-20) 20 April 1993 JEF United Ichihara Chiba
7 3MF Oshima, RyotaRyota Oshima (1993-01-23) 23 January 1993 Kawasaki Frontale
8 3MF Harakawa, RikiRiki Harakawa (1993-08-13) 13 August 1993 Ehime FC
9 4FW Suzuki, MusashiMusashi Suzuki (1994-02-11) 11 February 1994 Albirex Niigata
10 3MF Nakajima, ShoyaShoya Nakajima (1994-08-23) 23 August 1994 F.C. Tokyo
11 3MF Kanamori, TakeshiTakeshi Kanamori (1994-04-04) 4 April 1994 Avispa Fukuoka
12 3MF Yajima, ShinyaShinya Yajima (1994-01-18) 18 January 1994 Urawa Red Diamonds
13 4FW Notsuda, GakutoGakuto Notsuda (1994-06-06) 6 June 1994 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
14 4FW Arano, TakumaTakuma Arano (1993-04-20) 20 April 1993 Consadole Sapporo
15 3MF Kida, TakuyaTakuya Kida (1994-08-23) 23 August 1994 Yokohama F. Marinos
16 3MF Yoshino, KyoheiKyohei Yoshino (1994-11-08) 8 November 1994 Sanfrecce Hiroshima
17 3MF Nozawa, HideyukiHideyuki Nozawa (1994-08-15) 15 August 1994 F.C. Tokyo
18 1GK Popp, WilliamWilliam Popp (1994-10-21) 21 October 1994 Tokyo Verdy
19 3MF Akino, HirokiHiroki Akino (1994-10-08) 8 October 1994 Kashiwa Reysol
20 2DF Ueda, NaomichiNaomichi Ueda (1994-10-24) 24 October 1994 Kashima Antlers

Coaches

Name Nat Period
Yoshitada Yamaguchi 1990-1992
Akira Nishino 1993-1996
Philippe Troussier 1998-2000
Masakuni Yamamoto 2002-2004
Yasuharu Sorimachi 2006-2008
Takashi Sekizuka 2010-2012
Makoto Teguramori 2014-

Honors

Continental

Gold Medal (1): 2010
Silver Medal (1): 2002

See also

References

External links

  • Japan Football Association (Japanese)
  • Japan Football Association (English)