Japan national under-23 football team

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Japan U23
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) サムライ・ブルー
(Samurai Blue)
Association Japan Football Association
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Sub-confederation EAFF (East Asia)
Head coach JapanHajime Moriyasu
Captain Koji Miyoshi
FIFA code JPN
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Malaysia 1–1 Japan Japan
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; December 1990)[1]
Biggest win
Japan Japan 13–0 Philippines 
(Hong Kong; 12 June 1999)
Biggest defeat
 Denmark 6–1 Japan Japan
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 6 February 1994)
Summer Olympics
Appearances 7 (first in 1996)
Best result Fourth place (2012)
AFC U-23 Championship
Appearances 2 (first in 2013)
Best result Winner (2016)
Asian Games
Appearances 5 (first in 2002)
Best result Gold medal asia.svg 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. The team won the gold medal at the 2010 Asian Games and were champions in the 2016 AFC U-23 Championship.

Competition records

Olympic Games record

AFC U-23 Championship record

Asian Games record

Schedule and results

  Win   Draw   Lose

2018

Olympic Games Rosters

Asian Games Rosters

Coaches

Name Nat. Period
Yoshitada Yamaguchi Japan 1990–1992
Akira Nishino Japan 1993–1996
Philippe Troussier France 1998–2000
Masakuni Yamamoto Japan 2002–2004
Yasuharu Sorimachi Japan 2006–2008
Takashi Sekizuka Japan 2010–2012
Makoto Teguramori Japan 2014–2016
Hajime Moriyasu Japan 2017–present

Team

Current squad

Number Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Ryosuke Kojima (1997-01-30) 30 January 1997 (age 21) Japan Waseda University
12 1GK Obi Powell Obinna (1997-12-18) 18 December 1997 (age 20) Japan Ryutsu Keizai University

5 2DF Daiki Sugioka (1998-10-08) 8 October 1998 (age 20) Japan Shonan Bellmare
7 2DF Teruki Hara (1998-07-30) 30 July 1998 (age 20) Japan Albirex Niigata
3 2DF Makoto Okazaki (1998-10-10) 10 October 1998 (age 20) Japan FC Tokyo
22 2DF Yugo Tatsuta (1998-06-21) 21 June 1998 (age 20) Japan Shimizu S-Pulse
4 3MF Ko Itakura (1997-01-27) 27 January 1997 (age 21) Japan Vegalta Sendai

10 3MF Koji Miyoshi (1997-03-26) 26 March 1997 (age 21) Japan Kawasaki Frontale
2 3MF Yoichi Naganuma (1997-04-14) 14 April 1997 (age 21) Japan Montedio Yamagata
17 3MF Yuta Kamiya (1997-04-24) 24 April 1997 (age 21) Japan Ehime
11 3MF Keita Endo (1997-11-22) 22 November 1997 (age 20) Japan Yokohama F. Marinos
13 3MF Yuto Iwasaki (1998-06-11) 11 June 1998 (age 20) Japan Kyoto Sanga
8 3MF Kaoru Mitoma (1997-05-20) 20 May 1997 (age 21) Japan University of Tsukuba
6 3MF Ryo Hatsuse (1997-07-10) 10 July 1997 (age 21) Japan Gamba Osaka
19 3MF Kakeru Funaki (1997-07-10) 10 July 1997 (age 21) Japan Cerezo Osaka
14 3MF Taishi Matsumoto (1998-08-22) 22 August 1998 (age 20) Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima
16 3MF Kota Watanabe (1998-10-18) 18 October 1998 (age 20) Japan Tokyo Verdy

18 4FW Daizen Maeda (1997-10-20) 20 October 1997 (age 21) Japan Matsumoto Yamaga FC
9 4FW Reo Hatate (1997-11-21) 21 November 1997 (age 20) Japan Juntendo University
15 4FW Ayase Ueda (1998-09-10) 10 September 1998 (age 20) Japan Hosei University

Previous squads

See also

References

  1. ^ Hyung-Jin Yoon (6 May 2006). "Japan - International Results U-23 (Olympic) Team [Malaysia (1) – Japan (1)]". RDFC. Archived from the original on 29 March 2016. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  2. ^ "U-21 Japan National Team squad, schedule - The 18th Asian Games 2018 Jakarta Palembang (8/14-9/1)". Japan Football Association. 3 August 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018.

External links

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