Japan national futsal team

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]

Japan
Nickname(s)サムライ・ファイブ
(Samurai Five)
AssociationJapan Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Head coachBruno Garcia Formoso
FIFA codeJPN
FIFA ranking16 (12 May 2020)[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
Appearances4 (First in 1989)
Best resultRound of 16, (2012)
AFC Futsal Championship
Appearances15 (First in 1999)
Best resultMed 1.png Champions, (2006, 2012, 2014)
EAFF Futsal Championship
Appearances1 (First in 2009)
Best resultMed 2.png Runners-up, (2009)
Confederations Cup
Appearances1 (First in 2014)
Best result6th place, (2014)
Grand Prix de Futsal
Appearances1 (First in 2013)
Best result8th place, (2013)

HistoryEdit

BeginningsEdit

The Japan national futsal team played its first international match...

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name
Head Coach   Bruno Garcia Formoso
Assistant Coach   Kenichiro Kogure
Assistant Coach   Takakuwa Daijiro
Goalkeeper Coach   Keitaro Uchiyama

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 15 players were called up for the 2018 AFC Futsal Championship.[4]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Yushi Sekiguchi (1991-10-24)24 October 1991 (aged 26)   Nagoya Oceans
2 1GK Higor Pires (1980-07-07)7 July 1980 (aged 37)   Pescadola Machida
16 1GK Daimu Yazawa (1994-02-27)27 February 1994 (aged 23)   Fugador Sumida
3 FP Yuki Murota (1992-04-13)13 April 1992 (aged 25)   Pescadola Machida
4 FP Koichi Saito (1994-08-25)25 August 1994 (aged 23)   Nagoya Oceans
5 FP Minamoto Akira (1987-01-28)28 January 1987 (aged 31)   Fuchu Athletic
6 FP Tomoki Yoshikawa (1989-02-03)3 February 1989 (aged 28)   Nagoya Oceans
7 FP Rafael Henmi (1992-07-30)30 July 1992 (aged 25)   Benfica
8 FP Manabu Takita (1986-07-26)26 July 1986 (aged 31)   Pescadola Machida
9 FP Kaoru Morioka (1979-04-07)7 April 1979 (aged 38)   Pescadola Machida
10 FP Kazuhiro Nibuya (1987-12-13)13 December 1987 (aged 30)   Vasagey Oita
11 FP Shota Hoshi (1985-11-17)17 November 1985 (aged 32)   Bardral Urayasu
12 FP Kazuya Shimizu (1997-02-06)6 February 1997 (aged 20)   Thái Sơn Nam FC
13 FP Tomoaki Watanabe (1986-04-29)29 April 1986 (aged 31)   Fuchu Athletic
14 FP Ryosuke Nishitani (1986-01-31)31 January 1986 (aged 32)   Nagoya Oceans
15 FP Minami Kato (1992-12-20)20 December 1992 (aged 25)   Shriker Osaka

Previous squadsEdit

ManagersEdit

Results and fixturesEdit

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

  Win   Draw   Lose   Fixtures

2019Edit

22 October 2019 (2019-10-22) 2020 AFC Futsal Championship qualification (Group B) Macau   2–17   Japan Ordos Sports Centre, Ordos
13:00
  • Ho Wai Tong   7'
  • Fong Chi Wa   22'
Report
  • Hoshi   2'10'
  • Yoshikawa   3'21'35'
  • Murota   6'15'29'
  • Kato   6'14'26'
  • Morimura   7'
  • Ando   11'
  • Shimizu   14'
  • Nishitani   22'
  • Morioka   26'
  • Nibuya   36'
Attendance: 100
Referee: Nurdin Bukuev (Kyrgyzstan)
24 October 2019 (2019-10-24) 2020 AFC Futsal Championship qualification (Group B) Japan   4–2   South Korea Ordos Sports Centre, Ordos
13:00
  • Murota   7'
  • Kato   22'26'32' (pen.)
Report
  • Lee Min-yong   10' (pen.)39' (pen.)
Attendance: 200
Referee: Abdallah Ghaith (Lebanon)

2020Edit

Future schedulesEdit

HonoursEdit

AchievementsEdit

SummaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze Total
Asian Championship 3 6 2 11
Asian Indoor Games 0 1 1 2
East Asian Championship 0 1 0 1
Total 3 8 3 14

Futsal World Cup recordEdit

FIFA Futsal World Cup record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
  1989 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 3 11
  1992 Did Not Qualify
  1996
  2000
  2004 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 5 11
  2008 Group Stage 4 2 0 2 13 24
  2012 Round of 16 4 1 1 2 13 17
  2016 Did Not Qualify
  2020 To be determined
Total 4/9 14 3 2 9 34 63

AFC Futsal Championship recordEdit

Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games recordEdit

Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA
  2005 Did not enter
  2007 Quarter Final 4 2 1 1 6 2
  2009 Quarter Final 3 1 0 2 10 11
  2013 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 19 15
  2017 Third Place 5 3 2 0 19 11
Total 4/5 17 10 3 4 54 39

EAFF Futsal Championship recordEdit

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

Grand Prix de Futsal recordEdit

Grand Prix de Futsal record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA
  2005 Did not enter
  2006
  2007
  2008
  2009
  2010
  2011
  2013 Eighth Place 4 0 0 4 8 19
  2014 Did not enter
  2015
  2017 TBD - - - - - -
Total 1/11 4 0 0 4 8 19

Futsal Confederations Cup recordEdit

Futsal Confederations Cup record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA
  2009 Did not enter
  2013
  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.

See alsoEdit

Japan national teams
Men's
Women's


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Futsal World Ranking
  2. ^ "Asian Futsal Championship Overview". RSSSF. Retrieved 2006-11-16.
  3. ^ "FIFA Futsal World Cup Overview". RSSSF. Retrieved 2006-11-16.
  4. ^ フットサル日本代表 メンバー・スケジュール 国際親善試合 アルゼンチン代表戦 (in Japanese). jfa.jp. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2018.

External linksEdit

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