Japan national under-17 football team

The Japan national under-17 football team is a national association football youth team of Japan and is controlled by the Japan Football Association. The team were champions in the 1994 and 2006 AFC U-17 Championships, as well as the 2012 AFF U-16 Youth Championship.

Japan Under-17
Nickname(s)サムライ・ブルー
(Samurai Blue)
AssociationJapan Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationEAFF (East Asia)
Head coachYoshiro Moriyama
Most capsHikaru Naruoka (44)
Top scorerKoki Saito (16)
FIFA codeJPN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances9 (first in 1993)
Best resultQuarterfinals (1993, 2011)
AFC U-16 Championship
Appearances15 (first in 1985)
Best resultChampions (1994, 2006, 2018)

Results and fixturesEdit

Legend

  Win   Draw   Lose   Void or Postponed   Fixture

Team for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World CupEdit

24 February 2017 (2017-02-24) Friendly Scotland   0–0   Japan Málaga, Spain
15:30 Report Stadium: Estadio Municipal de La Línea de la Concepción
26 February 2017 (2017-02-26) Friendly Scotland   0–0   Japan Málaga, Spain
15:30 Report Stadium: Arroyo Enmedio
27 February 2017 (2017-02-27) Friendly Russia   1–2   Japan Málaga, Spain
15:30   69' Report Kida   49'
Miyashiro   67'
Stadium: San Pedro de Alcántara
1 March 2017 (2017-03-01) Friendly Belgium   2–2   Japan Málaga, Spain
15:30   2'
  16'
Report Kikuchi   5'
Yamada   18'
Stadium: Estadio Municipal de La Línea de la Concepción
2 March 2017 (2017-03-02) Friendly Belgium   1–4   Japan Málaga, Spain
10:30   23' Report Tsubaki   6'38'
  55'
Nakamura   80'
Stadium: San Pedro de Alcántara
19 March 2017 (2017-03-19) Friendly United States   2–0   Japan Tampa, Florida, United States
17:00   25'
  45+1'
Report Stadium: Premier Sports Campus
19 March 2017 (2017-03-19) Friendly United States   4–1   Japan Tampa, Florida, United States
19:00   8'
  12'
  35'
  50'
Report Miyashiro   63' Stadium: Premier Sports Campus
22 March 2017 (2017-03-22) Friendly United States   2–1   Japan Tampa, Florida, United States
9:00   61'
  70'
Report Miyashiro   87' Stadium: IMG Academy
22 March 2017 (2017-03-22) Friendly United States   2–3   Japan Tampa, Florida, United States
11:00   53'
  70'
Report Suzuki   33'
Tanahashi   70'86'
Stadium: IMG Academy
6 May 2017 (2017-05-06) Friendly Guinea   5–3   Japan Conakry, Guinea
17:00   15' (pen.)
  18'
  23' (pen.)
  78'
  90'
Report Masutani   41' (pen.)
Miyashiro   72'90+6'
Stadium: Stade du 28 Septembre
9 May 2017 (2017-05-09) Friendly Guinea   1–1   Japan Conakry, Guinea
17:00   82' Report Yamada   33' Stadium: Stade du 28 Septembre
22 August 2017 (2017-08-22) International Youth Tournament of Vaclav Jezek 2017 Japan   1–0   Russia Prague, Czech Republic
Report
23 September 2017 (2017-09-23) International Youth Tournament of Vaclav Jezek 2017 Hungary   2–5   Japan Prague, Czech Republic
Report
25 August 2017 (2017-08-25) International Youth Tournament of Vaclav Jezek 2017 Japan   4–0   United States Prague, Czech Republic
Report
25 August 2017 (2017-08-25) International Youth Tournament of Vaclav Jezek 2017 Czech Republic   2–4   Japan Prague, Czech Republic
Report
8 October 2017 (2017-10-08) 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup Honduras   1–6   Japan Guwahati, India
20:00 Palacios   36' Report Nakamura   22'30'43'
Kubo   45'
Miyashiro   51'
Suzuki   90'
Stadium: Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium
Attendance: 13,285
Referee: Anthony Taylor (England)
11 October 2017 (2017-10-11) 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup France   2–1   Japan Guwahati, India
17:00 Gouiri   13'71' Report Miyashiro   73' (pen.) Stadium: Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium
Attendance: 9,575
Referee: Gery Vargas (Bolivia)
14 October 2017 (2017-10-14) 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup Japan   1–1   New Caledonia Kolkota, India
17:00 Nakamura   7' Report Jeno   83' Stadium: Salt Lake Stadium
Attendance: 44,665
Referee: Esther Staubli (Switzerland)
17 October 2017 (2017-10-17) 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup England   0–0   Japan Kolkota, India
20:00 Report Stadium: Salt Lake Stadium
Attendance: 53,302
Referee: José Argote (Venezuela)

Team for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World CupEdit

13 July 2017 (2017-07-13) Friendly China PR   0–4   Japan Weinan, China
19:35 Report Yokokawa   8'
Sumi   29'
Nakano   41'
Ikehata   87'
Stadium: Weinan Sports Center Stadium
15 July 2017 (2017-07-15) Friendly Czech Republic   0–3   Japan Weinan, China
19:35 Report Suzuki   31'
Nakano   51'
Kondo   65'
Stadium: Weinan Sports Center Stadium
17 July 2017 (2017-07-17) Friendly Uzbekistan   1–1   Japan Weinan, China
16:00   39' Report Yokokawa   90' Stadium: Weinan Sports Center Stadium
20 September 2017 (2017-09-20) 2018 AFC U-16 Championship qualification Japan   20–0   Guam Bekasi, Indonesia
16:00 K. Nakano   5'19'38'54' (pen.)64' (pen.)73'
Yoshida   10'32'51'62'
Yokokawa   14'
Niu   28' (o.g.)
Sumi   60'
Sako   66'
Aoshima   75'
Aoki   80'87'
Kondo   83'86'
S. Nakano   90'
Report Stadium: Wibawa Mukti Stadium
Attendance: 150
Referee: Mahmood Salim Said Al-Majarafi (Oman)
22 September 2017 (2017-09-22) 2018 AFC U-16 Championship qualification Singapore   0–11   Japan Bekasi, Indonesia
19:00 Report Araki   7'78'
Koshio   24'
Aoki   38'49'62'
Naruoka   39'
Kondo   41'
Nishikawa   48'
Aoshima   74'
K. Nakano   80' (pen.)
Stadium: Wibawa Mukti Stadium
Attendance: 150
Referee: Hanna Hattab (Syria)
24 September 2017 (2017-09-24) 2018 AFC U-16 Championship qualification Japan   4–0   Malaysia Bekasi, Indonesia
16:00 Yoshida   23'
Ueda   27'
K. Nakano   49'
Aoki   73'
Report Stadium: Wibawa Mukti Stadium
Attendance: 150
Referee: Mahmood Salim Said Al-Majarafi (Oman)
31 October 2017 (2017-10-31) Friendly Morocco   2–4   Japan Limeil-Brévannes, France
14:00   26'
  32'
Report Aoki   50'
Iwasaki   53'
Tanaka   55'
Toyama   76'
2 November 2017 (2017-11-02) Friendly Bosnia and Herzegovina   0–2   Japan Villiers-sur-Marne, France
14:00 Report Toyama   27'
Aoki   40' (pen.)
4 November 2017 (2017-11-04) Friendly France   1–1   Japan Bonneuil-sur-Marne, France
16:00   53' Report Aoki   74'
6 February 2018 (2018-02-06) Friendly Belgium   3–0   Japan Dubai, United Arab Emirates
15:30   29'
  69'
  85'
Report Stadium: Dubai Police Club Stadium
8 February 2018 (2018-02-08) Friendly United Arab Emirates   1–2   Japan Dubai, United Arab Emirates
19:00   84' Report Nishikawa   57'
Mito   76'
Stadium: Dubai Police Club Stadium
10 February 2018 (2018-02-10) Friendly Czech Republic   0–1   Japan Dubai, United Arab Emirates
15:30 Report Osawa   60' Stadium: Dubai Police Club Stadium
16 May 2018 (2018-05-16) Friendly Iran   0–1   Japan Jiangyin, China
16:00 Report Yamane   72' Stadium: Jiangyin Stadium
18 May 2018 (2018-05-18) Friendly Kyrgyzstan   1–2   Japan Jiangyin, China
19:35   82' Report Toyama   14'17' Stadium: Jiangyin Stadium
20 May 2018 (2018-05-20) Friendly China PR   0–0   Japan Jiangyin, China
19:35 Report Stadium: Jiangyin Stadium
13 June 2018 (2018-06-13) U16 International Dream Cup Japan   2–3   Paraguay Sendai, Japan
18:00 Maaya Sako  35'
Yusuke Aoki  56'
Report   12'22'52' Stadium: Yurtec Stadium Sendai
15 June 2018 (2018-06-15) U16 International Dream Cup Japan   0–2   Senegal Sendai, Japan
18:00 Report   7'69' Stadium: Yurtec Stadium Sendai
17 June 2018 (2018-06-17) U16 International Dream Cup Japan   1–3   Spain Sendai, Japan
14:30 Naruoka Hikaru  84' Report   12'20'87' Stadium: Yurtec Stadium Sendai
1 August 2018 WAFF U16 Ch'ship Japan   1–0   Yemen Amman, Jordan
Keita Nakano  63' Report Stadium: King Abdullah II Stadium
3 August 2018 WAFF U16 Ch'ship Japan   2–1   India Amman, Jordan
20:00 UTC+3 Kuraba Kondo   43'
Shoji Toyama   84'
Report Vikram Singh   26' Stadium: King Abdullah II Stadium
5 August 2018 WAFF U16 Ch'ship Jordan   2–3   Japan Amman, Jordan
?  31'
 ?  31'
Report Kuraba Kondo   31'
Riku Handa   54'
Yusuke Aoki   64'
Stadium: King Abdullah II Stadium
9 August 2018 WAFF U16 Ch'ship Iraq   1–3   Japan Amman, Jordan
  65' Report Shoji Toyama   49'
Keita Nakano   88'90'
Stadium: King Abdullah II Stadium
20 September 2018 (2018-09-20) 2018 AFC U-16 Championship Japan   5–2   Thailand Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
20:45 Stadium: UM Arena Stadium
23 September 2018 (2018-09-23) 2018 AFC U-16 Championship Tajikistan   0–0   Japan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
20:45 Stadium: UM Arena Stadium
27 September 2018 (2018-09-27) 2018 AFC U-16 Championship Malaysia   0–2   Japan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
11:00 Stadium: Bukit Jalil National Stadium
30 September 2018 (2018-09-30) 2018 AFC U-16 Championship Japan   2–1   Oman Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
16:30 Stadium: Bukit Jalil National Stadium
4 October 2018 (2018-10-04) 2018 AFC U-16 Championship Japan   3–1   Australia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
16:30 Stadium: Bukit Jalil National Stadium
7 October 2018 (2018-10-07) 2018 AFC U-16 Championship Japan   1–0   Tajikistan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
20:45 Stadium: Bukit Jalil National Stadium

2019Edit

27 October 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup (Group Stage) Japan   3–0   Netherlands Estádio Kléber Andrade, Cariacica
20:00
Report Attendance: 5,125[1]
Referee: Mario Díaz de Vivar (Paraguay)
30 October 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup (Group Stage) United States   0–0   Japan Estádio Kléber Andrade, Cariacica
20:00 Report Attendance: 3,878[2]
Referee: Guillermo Guerrero (Ecuador)
2 November 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup (Group Stage) Senegal   0–1   Japan Estádio Kléber Andrade, Cariacica
20:00 Report
Attendance: 5,984[3]
Referee: Claudia Umpiérrez (Uruguay)
6 November 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup (Round of 16) Japan   0–2   Mexico Estádio Bezerrão, Gama
16:30 Report
Attendance: 545[4]
Referee: Amin Mohamed Omar (Egypt)

2021Edit

2–6 June U-16 International Dream Cup Japan   Postponed TBD TBD, Japan
--:-- UTC+9 Report
(JFA)
Stadium: TBD
2–6 June U-16 International Dream Cup Japan   Postponed TBD TBD, Japan
--:-- UTC+9 Report
(JFA)
Stadium: TBD
2–6 June U-16 International Dream Cup Japan   Postponed TBD TBD, Japan
--:-- UTC+9 Report
(JFA)
Stadium: TBD

Coaching staffEdit

Current coaching staffEdit

As of 18 May 2021[5]
Role Name
Head coach   Yoshiro Moriyama
Assistant coach   Koichi Togashi
Assistant coach   Shinichi Miyagawa
Goalkeeping coach   Norio Takahashi
Goalkeeping coach   Daijiro Takakuwa
Conditioning coach   Tomohiro Ogai

Manager historyEdit

PlayersEdit

Current u-17 squadEdit

The following players were named for the xxx tournament on 5 August 2021.

As of 21 February 2020.[6]
# Name Date of Birth (Age) Caps Goals Club
Goalkeepers
1 Ippei Takahashi (2003-10-02) 2 October 2003 (age 18)   Vissel Kobe
12 Raihei Kurokawa (2003-06-07) 7 June 2003 (age 18)   Ehime FC
Defenders
2 Kota Kudo   Urawa Red Diamonds
3 Kosei Suwama (2003-09-06) 6 September 2003 (age 18)   Yokohama F. Marinos
4 Yusei Yashiki (2003-10-18) 18 October 2003 (age 18)   Oita Trinita
14 Anrie Chase   Shoshi High School
15 Hayate Matsuda   JFA Academy Fukushima
16 Kauma Shimizu   Shizuoka Gakuen High School
18 Rai Namimoto (2003-06-10) 10 June 2003 (age 18)   Zweigen Kanazawa
Midfielders
5 Shunsuke Aoki   Higashi Fukuoka High School
6 Koki Toyoda   Nagoya Grampus
7 Kuryu Matsuki (2003-04-30) 30 April 2003 (age 18)   Aomori Yamada High School
8 Kojiro Yasuda (2003-08-14) 14 August 2003 (age 18)   FC Tokyo
13 Kensuke Fujiwara   Júbilo Iwata
17 Ren Higashi   Shimizu S-Pulse
Forwards
9 Shio Fukuda (2003-06-22) 22 June 2003 (age 18)   Kamimura Gakuen Junior High School
10 Shinnosuke Katsushima (2003-06-29) 29 June 2003 (age 18)   Kyoto Sanga
11 Hidetaka Maie (2003-07-28) 28 July 2003 (age 18)   Kashiwa Reysol

Current u-16 squadEdit

The following players were named for the xxx tournament on 5 August 2021.

As of 22 July 2020.[7]
# Name Date of Birth (Age) Caps Goals Club
Goalkeepers
Rui Miyamoto (2004-05-03) 3 May 2004 (age 17)   Nagoya Grampus
Kaisei Matsubara (2004-05-24) 24 May 2004 (age 17)   Kamatamare Sanuki
Tessho Saga (2004-06-25) 25 June 2004 (age 17)   JFA Academy Fukushima
Amin Benmamoun   Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo
Asahi Saito   FC Tokyo
Defenders
Hayato Sugita   Yokohama FC
Shuhei Mizoguchi   Kashima Antlers
Ko Tashiro   Vissel Kobe
Renta Higashi (2004-06-17) 17 June 2004 (age 17)   FC Tokyo
Ginjiro Ikegaya (2004-06-19) 19 June 2004 (age 17)   Yokohama FC
Yuta Ueda (2004-07-06) 6 July 2004 (age 17)   Kyoto Sanga
Ryotaro Takeuchi (2004-09-05) 5 September 2004 (age 17)   Sagan Tosu
Saito Haru   JFA Academy Fukushima
Yuma Nakazato   Higashiyama High School
Kanta Doi   FC Tokyo
Seita Ishikawa (2005-01-05) 5 January 2005 (age 16)   Shimizu S-Pulse
Tatsuki Tezuka   Ventforet Kofu
Midfielders
Yuki Kajiura (2004-01-02) 2 January 2004 (age 17)   FC Tokyo
Yoshiki Narahara (2004-04-07) 7 April 2004 (age 17)   Sagan Tosu
Shunya Sakai (2004-04-16) 16 April 2004 (age 17)   Sagan Tosu
Taichi Fukui   Sagan Tosu
Sota Kitano (2004-08-13) 13 August 2004 (age 17)   Cerezo Osaka
Kai Takahashi   Vegalta Sendai
Rui Osako (2004-10-13) 13 October 2004 (age 17)   Kamimura Gakuen High School
Ryuta Takahashi   Shizuoka Gakuen High School
Toshiki Obata   Gamba Osaka
Raisei Abe   Omiya Ardija
Rikuto Kuwahara   Gamba Osaka
Rikuto Hashimoto   Tokyo Verdy
Jigen Tanaka (2005-04-25) 25 April 2005 (age 16)   Shimizu S-Pulse
Keisuke Goto   Júbilo Iwata
Forwards
Harumi Minamino (2004-05-13) 13 May 2004 (age 17)   Gamba Osaka
Sina Osaka (2004-05-30) 30 May 2004 (age 17)   Kashiwa Reysol
Yamato Naito (2004-07-14) 14 July 2004 (age 17)   Ventforet Kofu
Takeshi Ito   Júbilo Iwata
Hiroki Maezawa   Omiya Ardija
Hiromu Chiba   Cerezo Osaka

Current u-15 squadEdit

The following players were named for the xxx tournament on 5 August 2021.

As of 22 March 2021.
# Name Date of Birth (Age) Caps Goals Club
Goalkeepers
Defenders
Midfielders
Forwards

Previous squadsEdit

RecordsEdit

As of 5 August 2021

HonoursEdit

ContinentalEdit

Champions (3): 1994, 2006, 2018
Champions (1): 2012

UnofficialEdit

Champions (1): 2004
Runners-Up (1): 2005

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA U-17 World CupEdit

AFC U-17 Asian CupEdit

See alsoEdit

Japan
Men's
Women's

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Match report – Group D – Japan v Netherlands" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 27 October 2019. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Match report – Group D – USA v Japan" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 30 October 2019. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Match report – Group D – Senegal v Japan" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 2 November 2019. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Match report – Round of 16 – Japan v Mexico" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 6 November 2019. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  5. ^ "U-17 Japan National Team short-listed Squad - Training Camp (4/12-15@JFA YUME Field)". www.jfa.jp. Japan Football Association (JFA). 9 April 2021. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  6. ^ "U-17 Japan National Team Squad, Schedule - JENESYS2019 Youth Football Exchange Tournament (2/26-29@Kagoshima)". jfa.jp. 21 February 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  7. ^ "U-16 Japan National Team Short-listed Squad, Schedule - Training Camp (7/22-26 @JFA YUME Field)". jfa.jp. 20 July 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.

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