Japan national futsal team

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Japan
Nickname(s) サムライ・ファイブ
(Samurai Five)
Association Japan Football Association
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Spain Bruno Garcia Formoso
FIFA code JPN
FIFA ranking 14 (24 August 2016)[1]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 Belgium 3 – 0 Japan 
(Rotterdam, Netherlands, 6 January 1989)
Biggest win
 Japan 18 – 0 Guam 
(Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 24 May 2005)
Biggest defeat
 Spain 16 – 0 Japan 
(Torrejon de Ardoz, Spain, 29 March 2002)
World Cup
Appearances 4 (First in 1989)
Best result Round of 16, (2012)
AFC Futsal Championship
Appearances 14 (First in 1999)
Best result Med 1.png Champions, (2006, 2012, 2014)
EAFF Futsal Championship
Appearances 1 (First in 2009)
Best result Med 2.png Runners-up, (2009)
Confederations Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 2014)
Best result 6th place, (2014)
Grand Prix de Futsal
Appearances 1 (First in 2013)
Best result 8th place, (2013)

The Japan national futsal team represents Japan in international futsal competitions and is controlled by the Japan Football Association. It is one of the strongest teams in Asia, the champions in the 2006, 2012 and 2014 Asian Futsal Championships.[2] Japan has also played in four FIFA Futsal World Cups.[3]

Competitive records[edit]

FIFA Futsal World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Netherlands 1989 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 3 11
Hong Kong 1992 Did Not Qualify - - - - - -
Spain 1996 Did Not Qualify - - - - - -
Guatemala 2000 Did Not Qualify - - - - - -
Chinese Taipei 2004 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 5 11
Brazil 2008 Group Stage 4 2 0 2 13 24
Thailand 2012 Round of 16 4 1 1 2 13 17
Colombia 2016 Did Not Qualify - - - - -
Total 4/8 14 3 2 9 34 63

AFC Futsal Championship[edit]

Asian Championship record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA
Malaysia 1999 Fourth Place 5 1 3 1 18 18
Thailand 2000 Fourth Place 6 3 0 3 36 26
Iran 2001 Fourth Place 7 2 1 4 25 29
Indonesia 2002 Runners-up 7 6 0 1 20 10
Iran 2003 Runners-up 6 5 0 1 37 9
Macau 2004 Runners-up 7 6 0 1 49 10
Vietnam 2005 Runners-up 8 7 0 1 48 9
Uzbekistan 2006 Champions 5 5 0 0 35 8
Japan 2007 Runners-up 6 5 0 1 41 12
Thailand 2008 Third Place 6 5 0 1 25 9
Uzbekistan 2010 Third Place 6 5 0 1 26 10
United Arab Emirates 2012 Champions 6 6 0 0 25 5
Vietnam 2014 Champions 6 4 1 1 28 7
Uzbekistan 2016 Seventh Place 5 3 1 1 21 12
Total 14/14 86 63 6 17 434 174

Futsal at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games[edit]

Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA
Thailand 2005 Did not enter - - - - - -
Macau 2007 Quarter Final 4 2 1 1 6 2
Vietnam 2009 Quarter Final 3 1 0 2 10 11
South Korea 2013 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 19 15
Total 3/4 12 7 1 4 35 28

EAFF Futsal Championship[edit]

East Asian Championship record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA
China 2009 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 32 9
Vietnam 2013 Did not enter - - - - - -
Total 1/2 5 4 0 1 32 9

Grand Prix de Futsal[edit]

Grand Prix de Futsal record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA
Brazil 2005 Did not enter - - - - - -
Brazil 2006 Did not enter - - - - - -
Brazil 2007 Did not enter - - - - - -
Brazil 2008 Did not enter - - - - - -
Brazil 2009 Did not enter - - - - - -
Brazil 2010 Did not enter - - - - - -
Brazil 2011 Did not enter - - - - - -
Brazil 2013 Eighth Place 4 0 0 4 8 19
Brazil 2014 Did not enter - - - - - -
Brazil 2015 Did not enter - - - - - -
Brazil 2016 TBD - - - - - -
Total 1/11 4 0 0 4 8 19

Futsal Confederations Cup[edit]

Confederations Cup record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA
Libya 2009 Did not enter - - - - - -
Brazil 2013 Did not enter - - - - - -
Kuwait 2014 Sixth Place 3 1 0 2 6 9
Total 1/3 3 1 0 2 6 9
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won.
***Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 14 players were called up for the 2016 Thailand Five's (friendly tournament) in Thailand between 20-23 August 2016.[4]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Iwanaga Taiki Japan Vasagey Oita
2 1GK Saka Keisuke Japan Espolada Hokkaido

5 FP Minamoto Akira (1987-01-28) 28 January 1987 (age 30) Japan Fuchu Athletic FC
10 FP Nibuya Kazuhiro (1987-12-13) 13 December 1987 (age 29) Japan Vasagey Oita
3 FP Yoneda Yoshitaka Japan Tama University Futsal Club
11 FP Shimizu Kazuya (1997-02-06) 6 February 1997 (age 20) Japan Fugador Sumida
8 FP Ito Keita Japan Pescadola Machida
4 FP Obata Kiichi Japan Espolada Hokkaido
7 FP Udagawa Yuto Italy C.S. Gisinti Pistoia
9 FP Wakiyama Ren Japan Nagoya Oceans
6 FP Uematsu Koto Japan Shonan Bellmare futsal
12 FP Yamagiri Shogo Japan Agleymina Hamamatsu
13 FP Matsubara Tomohiro Japan Nagoya Oceans
14 FP Yamada Jiei Japan Deução Kobe

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Preceded by
2005
 Iran
Asian Champions
2006 (First title)
Succeeded by
2007
 Iran
Preceded by
2010
 Iran
Asian Champions
2012 (Second title)
2014 (Third Title)
Succeeded by
2016
 Iran