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 Squad[edit]

Squad selected for the 2014 AFC U-19 Championship held in  Myanmar in October 2014.[3]

Head Coach: Japan Masakazu Suzuki

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Kosuke Nakamura (1995-02-27) 27 February 1995 (age 20) Japan Kashiwa Reysol
2 2DF Rikuto Hirose (1995-09-23) 23 September 1995 (age 19) Japan Mito HollyHock
3 2DF Genta Miura (1995-03-01) 1 March 1995 (age 20) Japan Shimizu S-Pulse
4 2DF Yuki Uchiyama (1995-05-07) 7 May 1995 (age 20) Japan Consadole Sapporo
5 2DF Kazuya Miyahara (1996-03-22) 22 March 1996 (age 19) Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima
6 3MF Reo Mochizuki (1995-01-18) 18 January 1995 (age 20) Japan Nagoya Grampus
7 3MF Hayao Kawabe (1995-09-08) 8 September 1995 (age 19) Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima
8 3MF Daisuke Takagi (1995-10-14) 14 October 1995 (age 19) Japan Tokyo Verdy
9 4FW Ado Onaiwu (1995-11-08) 8 November 1995 (age 19) Japan JEF United
10 3MF Masaya Matsumoto (1995-01-25) 25 January 1995 (age 20) Japan Oita Trinita
11 4FW Yamato Ochi (1995-05-12) 12 May 1995 (age 20) Japan
12 2DF Shinnosuke Nakatani (1996-03-24) 24 March 1996 (age 19) Japan Kashiwa Reysol
13 4FW Takumi Minamino (1995-01-16) 16 January 1995 (age 20) Austria Red Bull Salzburg
14 3MF Takahiro Sekine (1995-04-19) 19 April 1995 (age 20) Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
15 4FW Shota Kaneko (1995-05-02) 2 May 1995 (age 20) Japan Shimizu S-Pulse
16 3MF Masaya Okugawa (1996-04-14) 14 April 1996 (age 19) Austria Liefering
17 3MF Daisuke Sakai (1997-01-18) 18 January 1997 (age 18) Japan Oita Trinita
18 1GK Kenshin Yoshimaru (1996-03-27) 27 March 1996 (age 19) Japan Vissel Kobe
19 4FW Koya Kitagawa (1996-07-26) 26 July 1996 (age 19) Japan Shimizu S-Pulse
20 3MF Yosuke Ideguchi (1996-08-23) 23 August 1996 (age 19) Japan Gamba Osaka
21 2DF Ryoma Ishida (1996-06-21) 21 June 1996 (age 19) Japan
22 2DF Rikiya Motegi (1996-09-27) 27 September 1996 (age 18) Japan
23 1GK Toru Takagiwa (1995-04-15) 15 April 1995 (age 20) Japan Shimizu S-Pulse

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Runners-Up (1): 1999

Continental[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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