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 (10 February 2018)[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 15 (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
Guatemala 2000
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
Chinese Taipei 2018 Runners-up 6 5 0 1 18 10
Total 15/15 92 68 6 18 452 184

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
Turkmenistan 2017 Third Place 5 3 2 0 19 11
Total 4/5 17 10 3 4 54 39

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
Brazil 2007
Brazil 2008
Brazil 2009
Brazil 2010
Brazil 2011
Brazil 2013 Eighth Place 4 0 0 4 8 19
Brazil 2014 Did not enter
Brazil 2015
Brazil 2017 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
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 15 players were called up for the 2018 AFC Futsal Championship.[4]

Head coach: Spain Bruno Garcia Formoso

Number Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Yushi Sekiguchi (1991-10-24)24 October 1991 (aged 26) Japan Nagoya Oceans
2 1GK Higor Pires (1980-07-07)7 July 1980 (aged 37) Japan Pescadola Machida
16 1GK Daimu Yazawa (1994-02-27)27 February 1994 (aged 23) Japan Fugador Sumida
3 FP Yuki Murota (1992-04-13)13 April 1992 (aged 25) Japan Pescadola Machida
4 FP Koichi Saito (1994-08-25)25 August 1994 (aged 23) Japan Nagoya Oceans
5 FP Minamoto Akira (1987-01-28)28 January 1987 (aged 31) Japan Fuchu Athletic
6 FP Tomoki Yoshikawa (1989-02-03)3 February 1989 (aged 28) Japan Nagoya Oceans
7 FP Rafael Henmi (1992-07-30)30 July 1992 (aged 25) Portugal Benfica
8 FP Manabu Takita (1986-07-26)26 July 1986 (aged 31) Japan Pescadola Machida
9 FP Kaoru Morioka (1979-04-07)7 April 1979 (aged 38) Japan Pescadola Machida
10 FP Kazuhiro Nibuya (1987-12-13)13 December 1987 (aged 30) Japan Vasagey Oita
11 FP Shota Hoshi (1985-11-17)17 November 1985 (aged 32) Japan Bardral Urayasu
12 FP Kazuya Shimizu (1997-02-06)6 February 1997 (aged 20) Japan Fugador Sumida
13 FP Tomoaki Watanabe (1986-04-29)29 April 1986 (aged 31) Japan Fuchu Athletic
14 FP Ryosuke Nishitani (1986-01-31)31 January 1986 (aged 32) Japan Nagoya Oceans
15 FP Minami Kato (1992-12-20)20 December 1992 (aged 25) Japan Shriker Osaka

Previous squads[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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