Japan national under-23 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 Makoto Teguramori
FIFA code JPN
First colours
Second colours
First international
Japan Japan 1–4 Spain 
(Budapest, Hungary; March 11, 1967)
Biggest win
Japan Japan 13–0 Philippines 
(Hong Kong; June 6, 1999)
Biggest defeat
Japan Japan 1–4 Spain 
(Budapest, Hungary; March 11, 1967)
Summer Olympics
Appearances 9 (First in 1936)
Best result Bronze medal.svg Bronze Medal (1968)
Asian Games
Appearances 3 (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.

Competition Rosters[edit]

Olympic Games Rosters[edit]

Asian Games Rosters[edit]

Competition Records[edit]

Olympic Games Record[edit]

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

AFC U-22 Championship[edit]

Asian Games Record[edit]

Recent results[edit]

Date Opponent Result Score* Venue Competition
11 Jul 2012  New Zealand D 1 - 1 Japan National Stadium Tokyo, Tokyo Kirin Challenge Cup
18 Jul 2012  Belarus W 1 - 0 United Kingdom City Ground, Nottingham Friendly Match
21 Jul 2012  Mexico W 2 - 1 United Kingdom City Ground, Nottingham Friendly Match
26 Jul 2012  Spain W 1 - 0 United Kingdom Hampden Park, Glasgow 2012 Summer Olympics Group Stage
29 Jul 2012  Morocco W 1 - 0 United Kingdom St James' Park, Newcastle 2012 Summer Olympics Group Stage
01 Aug 2012  Honduras D 0 - 0 United Kingdom City of Coventry Stadium, Coventry 2012 Summer Olympics Group Stage
04 Aug 2012  Egypt W 3 - 0 United Kingdom Old Trafford, Manchester 2012 Summer Olympics Quarter-Finals
07 Aug 2012  Mexico L 1 - 3 United Kingdom Wembley Stadium, London 2012 Summer Olympics Semi-Finals
10 Aug 2012  South Korea L 0 - 2 United Kingdom Millennium Stadium, Cardiff 2012 Summer Olympics 3rd Place Match

* Japan score always listed first

Current squad[edit]

Squad selected for the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1]
Head Coach: Japan Takashi Sekizuka

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals 2012 club
1 1GK Gonda, ShuichiShuichi Gonda (1989-03-03) 3 March 1989 (age 25) Japan F.C. Tokyo
2 2DF Tokunaga, YuheiYuhei Tokunaga* (1983-09-25) 25 September 1983 (age 30) Japan F.C. Tokyo
3 3MF Ogihara, TakahiroTakahiro Ogihara (1991-10-05) 5 October 1991 (age 22) Japan Cerezo Osaka
4 2DF Sakai, HirokiHiroki Sakai (1990-04-12) 12 April 1990 (age 24) Germany Hannover 96
5 2DF Yoshida, MayaMaya Yoshida* (c) (1988-08-24) 24 August 1988 (age 26) England Southampton F.C.
6 3MF Muramatsu, TaisukeTaisuke Muramatsu (1989-12-16) 16 December 1989 (age 24) Japan Shimizu S-Pulse
7 4FW Otsu, YukiYuki Otsu (1990-03-24) 24 March 1990 (age 24) Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
8 2DF Yamamura, KazuyaKazuya Yamamura (1989-12-02) 2 December 1989 (age 24) Japan Kashima Antlers
9 4FW Sugimoto, KenyuKenyu Sugimoto (1992-11-18) 18 November 1992 (age 21) Japan Tokyo Verdy
10 3MF Higashi, KeigoKeigo Higashi (1990-07-20) 20 July 1990 (age 24) Japan Omiya Ardija
11 4FW Nagai, KensukeKensuke Nagai (1989-03-05) 5 March 1989 (age 25) Japan Nagoya Grampus
12 2DF Sakai, GotokuGotoku Sakai (1991-03-14) 14 March 1991 (age 23) Germany Stuttgart
13 2DF Suzuki, DaisukeDaisuke Suzuki (1990-01-29) 29 January 1990 (age 24) Japan Albirex Niigata
14 3MF Usami, TakashiTakashi Usami (1992-05-06) 6 May 1992 (age 22) Germany Hoffenheim
15 4FW Saito, ManabuManabu Saito (1990-04-04) 4 April 1990 (age 24) Japan Yokohama F. Marinos
16 3MF Yamaguchi, HotaruHotaru Yamaguchi (1990-10-06) 6 October 1990 (age 23) Japan Cerezo Osaka
17 3MF Kiyotake, HiroshiHiroshi Kiyotake (1989-11-12) 12 November 1989 (age 24) Germany Nuremberg
18 1GK Ando, ShunsukeShunsuke Ando (1990-08-10) 10 August 1990 (age 24) Japan Kawasaki Frontale

* Over-aged player.

Coaches[edit]

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-

Honors[edit]

Continental[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]