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
12 Jan 2014  Iran D 3 - 3 Oman Royal Oman Police Stadium, Muscat 2013 AFC U-22 Championship Group Stage
14 Jan 2014  Kuwait D 0 - 0 Oman Royal Oman Police Stadium, Muscat 2013 AFC U-22 Championship Group Stage
16 Jan 2014  Australia W 4 - 0 Oman Royal Oman Police Stadium, Muscat 2013 AFC U-22 Championship Group Stage
20 Jan 2014  Iraq L 0 - 1 Oman Al-Seeb Stadium, Seeb 2013 AFC U-22 Championship Quarter-Finals
14 Sep 2014  Kuwait W 4 - 1 South Korea Incheon Football Stadium, Incheon 2014 Asian Games Group Stage
17 Sep 2014  Iraq L 1 - 3 South Korea Goyang Sports Complex, Goyang 2014 Asian Games Group Stage
21 Sep 2014    Nepal W 4 - 0 South Korea Goyang Sports Complex, Goyang 2014 Asian Games Group Stage
14 Dec 2014  Thailand W 2 - 0 Thailand Rajamangala National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand International Friendly
18 Dec 2014  Bangladesh W 3 - 0 Bangladesh Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh International Friendly
14 Feb 2015  Singapore W 8 - 1 Singapore Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore International Friendly
11 Mar 2015  Myanmar W 9 - 0 Japan Fukuda Denshi Arena, Chiba, Japan International Friendly
27 March 2015  Macau W 7 - 0 Malaysia Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam, Malaysia 2016 AFC U-23 Championship qualification
29 March 2015  Vietnam W 2 - 0 Malaysia Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam, Malaysia 2016 AFC U-23 Championship qualification
31 March 2015  Malaysia W 1 - 0 Malaysia Shah Alam Stadium, Shah Alam, Malaysia 2016 AFC U-23 Championship qualification

* Japan score always listed first

Current squad[edit]

Squad selected for 2016 AFC U-23 Championship qualification.
Head Coach: Japan Makoto Teguramori

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Niekawa, AyumiAyumi Niekawa (1994-05-12) 12 May 1994 (age 21) Japan Júbilo Iwata
2 2DF Matsubara, KenKen Matsubara (1993-02-16) 16 February 1993 (age 22) Japan Albirex Niigata
3 3MF Endo, WataruWataru Endo (1993-02-09) 9 February 1993 (age 22) Japan Shonan Bellmare
4 2DF Iwanami, TakuyaTakuya Iwanami (1994-06-18) 18 June 1994 (age 21) Japan Vissel Kobe
5 2DF Ueda, NaomichiNaomichi Ueda (1994-10-24) 24 October 1994 (age 20) Japan Kashima Antlers
6 2DF Yamanaka, RyosukeRyosuke Yamanaka (1993-04-20) 20 April 1993 (age 22) Japan Kashiwa Reysol
7 3MF Oshima, RyotaRyota Oshima (1993-01-23) 23 January 1993 (age 22) Japan Kawasaki Frontale
8 3MF Harakawa, RikiRiki Harakawa (1993-08-13) 13 August 1993 (age 21) Japan Kyoto Sanga F.C.
9 4FW Suzuki, MusashiMusashi Suzuki (1994-02-11) 11 February 1994 (age 21) Japan Albirex Niigata
10 3MF Nakajima, ShoyaShoya Nakajima (1994-08-23) 23 August 1994 (age 20) Japan F.C. Tokyo
11 4FW Kubo, YuyaYuya Kubo (1993-12-24) 24 December 1993 (age 21) Switzerland BSC Young Boys
13 4FW Minamino, TakumiTakumi Minamino (1995-01-16) 16 January 1995 (age 20) Austria FC Red Bull Salzburg
14 4FW Arano, TakumaTakuma Arano (1993-04-20) 20 April 1993 (age 22) Japan Consadole Sapporo
15 2DF Kamekawa, MasashiMasashi Kamekawa (1993-05-28) 28 May 1993 (age 22) Japan Avispa Fukuoka
16 4FW Asano, TakumaTakuma Asano (1994-11-10) 10 November 1994 (age 20) Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima
17 3MF Akino, HirokiHiroki Akino (1994-10-08) 8 October 1994 (age 20) Japan Kashiwa Reysol
18 1GK Kushibiki, MasatoshiMasatoshi Kushibiki (1993-01-29) 29 January 1993 (age 22) Japan Shimizu S-Pulse
19 3MF Toyokawa, YutaYuta Toyokawa (1994-09-09) 9 September 1994 (age 20) Japan Kashima Antlers
20 3MF Yajima, ShinyaShinya Yajima (1994-01-18) 18 January 1994 (age 21) Japan Fagiano Okayama FC
23 2DF Nara, TatsukiTatsuki Nara (1993-09-19) 19 September 1993 (age 21) Japan F.C. Tokyo
24 3MF Notsuda, GakutoGakuto Notsuda (1994-06-06) 6 June 1994 (age 21) Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima
26 3MF Yoshino, KyoheiKyohei Yoshino (1994-11-08) 8 November 1994 (age 20) Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima
30 1GK Nakamura, KosukeKosuke Nakamura (1995-02-27) 27 February 1995 (age 20) Japan Avispa Fukuoka

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]

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