Japan national under-20 football team

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 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 Japan Keiichiro Nuno
FIFA code JPN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances 8 (First in 1979)
Best result Runners-Up Runners-Up (1999)
AFC U-19 Championship
Appearances - (First in 1959)
Best result Runners-Up Runners-Up
(1973, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006)

The Japan national under-20 football team is a national association football youth team of Japan and is controlled by the Japan Football Association.

Competition Rosters[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup Rosters[edit]

Competition Records[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup Record[edit]

AFC U-19 Championship Record[edit]

AFC U-19 Championship

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Result Score* Venue Competition
17 Apr 2011 Costa Rica C.S. Cartaginés W 3 – 1 United States Dallas, United States 2011 Dallas Cup
18 Apr 2011 Spain FC Barcelona L 1 – 2 United States Dallas, United States 2011 Dallas Cup
20 Apr 2011 United States FC Dallas L 1 – 2 United States Dallas, United States 2011 Dallas Cup
23 Apr 2011 Bolivia Club Bolívar L 2 – 4 United States Dallas, United States Friendly Match
18 Aug 2011  Mexico W 4 – 1 Japan Fujieda Football Stadium, Fujieda, Shizuoka 2011 SBS Cup
20 Aug 2011  Australia W 1 – 0 Japan Kusanagi Athletic Stadium, Shizuoka, Shizuoka 2011 SBS Cup
25 Aug 2011  Qatar L 1 – 3 Qatar Al Sadd Stadium, Doha, Qatar Friendly Match
27 Aug 2011  Qatar W 4 – 1 Qatar Al Sadd Stadium, Doha, Qatar Friendly Match
15 Sep 2011  Colombia D 1 – 1 Colombia Estadio El Campín, Bogotá, Colombia Copa Simón Bolívar 2011
31 Oct 2011  Guam W 26 – 0 Thailand Chonburi Municipality Stadium, Chonburi 2012 AFC U-19 Championship qualification
5 Nov 2011  Chinese Taipei W 5 – 0 Thailand Chonburi Municipality Stadium, Chonburi 2012 AFC U-19 Championship qualification
7 Nov 2011  Thailand D 0 – 0 Thailand Chonburi Municipality Stadium, Chonburi 2012 AFC U-19 Championship qualification
10 Nov 2011  South Korea L 0 – 1 Thailand Chonburi Municipality Stadium, Chonburi 2012 AFC U-19 Championship qualification
5 Jul 2012  Macau U-21 W 6 – 0 Indonesia Kaharudin Nasution Stadium, Pekanbaru 2013 AFC U-22 Asian Cup qualification(#)
7 Jul 2012  Singapore U-21 W 3 - 1 Indonesia Riau Main Stadium, Pekanbaru 2013 AFC U-22 Asian Cup qualification(#)
10 Jul 2012  Timor-Leste U-21 W 1 - 0 Indonesia Riau Main Stadium, Pekanbaru 2013 AFC U-22 Asian Cup qualification(#)
12 Jul 2012  Indonesia U-21 W 5 - 1 Indonesia Riau Main Stadium, Pekanbaru 2013 AFC U-22 Asian Cup qualification(#)
15 Jul 2012  Australia U-19 W 5 - 0 Indonesia Kaharudin Nasution Stadium, Pekanbaru 2013 AFC U-22 Asian Cup qualification(#)

* Japan score always listed first

(#): Japan[1] and Australia[2] send their U-19 team for the U-22 Asian Cup qualification.

Current Squads[edit]

Squad selected for the 2012 AFC U-19 Championship qualification held in  Thailand. from 31 October 2011 to 11 November 2011.[3]

Head Coach: Japan Yasushi Yoshida

# Name Date of Birth (Age) Caps Goals Club
Goalkeepers
1 Masatoshi Kushibiki (櫛引 正敏) (1993-01-29) 29 January 1993 (age 21) Japan Shimizu S-Pulse
31 Ikemura Shota (池村 彰太) (1993-06-17) 17 June 1993 (age 21) Japan JFA Academy Fukushima
12 Daichi Sugimoto (杉本 大地) (1993-07-15) 15 July 1993 (age 20) Japan Kyoto Sanga F.C.
Defenders
3 Wataru Endo (遠藤 航) (1993-02-09) 9 February 1993 (age 21) Japan Shonan Bellmare
4 Kazuki Kushibiki (櫛引 一紀) (1993-02-12) 12 February 1993 (age 21) Japan Consadole Sapporo
2 Ken Matsubara (松原 健) (1993-02-16) 16 February 1993 (age 21) Japan Ōita Trinita
19 Yuji Takahashi (高橋 祐治) (1993-04-11) 11 April 1993 (age 21) Japan Kyoto Sanga F.C.
5 Ryosuke Yamanaka (山中 亮輔) (1993-04-20) 20 April 1993 (age 21) Japan Kashiwa Reysol
20 Kazuki Sato (佐藤 一樹) (1993-05-18) 18 May 1993 (age 21) Japan Nagoya Grampus
18 Naoki Kawaguchi (川口 尚紀) (1994-05-24) 24 May 1994 (age 20) Japan Albirex Niigata
13 Takuya Iwanami (岩波 拓也) (1994-06-18) 18 June 1994 (age 20) Japan Vissel Kobe
Midfielders
10 Ryota Oshima (大島 僚太) (1993-01-23) 23 January 1993 (age 21) Japan Kawasaki Frontale
40 Ryushi Sugimoto (杉本 竜士) (1993-06-01) 1 June 1993 (age 21) Japan Tokyo Verdy
7 Andrew Kumagai (熊谷 アンドリュー) (1993-06-06) 6 June 1993 (age 21) Japan Yokohama F. Marinos
8 Shota Sakaki (榊 翔太) (1993-08-03) 3 August 1993 (age 20) Japan Consadole Sapporo
14 Kento Hashimoto (橋本 拳人) (1993-08-16) 16 August 1993 (age 20) Japan F.C. Tokyo
16 Riki Harakawa (原川 力) (1993-08-18) 18 August 1993 (age 20) Japan Kyoto Sanga F.C.
21 Gakuto Notsuda (野津田 岳人) (1994-06-06) 6 June 1994 (age 20) Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima
15 Kazuki Fukai (深井 一希) (1995-03-11) 11 March 1995 (age 19) Japan Consadole Sapporo
Forwards
32 Kosuke Onose (小野瀬 康介) (1993-04-22) 22 April 1993 (age 21) Japan Yokohama F.C.
17 Shuto Minami (南 秀仁) (1993-05-05) 5 May 1993 (age 21) Japan Tokyo Verdy
11 Kanta Kondo (近藤 幹太) (1993-08-11) 11 August 1993 (age 20) Japan Ehime F.C.
9 Yuya Kubo (久保 裕也) (1993-12-24) 24 December 1993 (age 20) Switzerland BSC Young Boys

Honors[edit]

International[edit]

Runners-Up (1): 1999

Continental[edit]

Runners-Up (6): 1973, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]