Japan national under-20 football team

The Japan national under-20 football team is a national association football team of Japan and is controlled by the Japan Football Association.

Japan Under-20
Nickname(s)サムライ・ブルー
(Samurai Blue)
AssociationJapan Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationEAFF (East Asia)
Head coachMasanaga Kageyama
Most capsKoki Ogawa (35)
Top scorerKoki Ogawa (23)
FIFA codeJPN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances10 (first in 1979)
Best resultRunners-up (1999)
AFC U-19 Championship
Appearances40 (first in 1959)
Best resultChampions (2016)

Results and fixturesEdit

Legend

  Win   Draw   Lose   Fixture

Team for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World CupEdit

22 March 2017 (2017-03-22) Friendly F91 Dudelange   0–3   Japan Dudelange, Luxembourg
19:00 Takagi   76'
Kubo   81'
Iwasaki   84'
Stadium: Stade Jos Nosbaum
24 March 2017 (2017-03-24) Friendly Germany   2–1   Japan Saarbrücken, Germany
12:00   6'
  76'
Endo   91' Stadium: Stadion Kieselhumes
26 March 2017 (2017-03-26) Friendly MSV Duisburg   0–4   Japan Duisburg, Germany
11:00 Ogawa   35'70'88'
Endo   58'
27 March 2017 (2017-03-27) Friendly Standard Liège   0–3   Japan Liège, Belgium
16:00 Iwasaki   48'
Kubo   57'
Ogawa   85'
15 May 2017 (2017-05-15) Friendly Japan   3–2   Honduras Fukuroi, Shizuoka, Japan
18:30 Ogawa   15'
Sakai   47' (pen.)
Itakura   63'
Report   18'
  32'
Stadium: Shizuoka Stadium
21 May 2017 (2017-05-21) FIFA U-20 World Cup South Africa   1–2   Japan Suwon, South Korea
17:00 Tomiyasu   7' (o.g.) Report Ogawa   48'
Doan   72'
Stadium: Suwon World Cup Stadium
Attendance: 8,091
Referee: Matt Conger (New Zealand)
24 May 2017 (2017-05-24) FIFA U-20 World Cup Uruguay   2–0   Japan Suwon, South Korea
20:00 Schiappacasse   38'
Olivera   90+1'
Report Stadium: Suwon World Cup Stadium
Attendance: 7,978
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
27 May 2017 (2017-05-27) FIFA U-20 World Cup Japan   2–2   Italy Cheonan, South Korea
20:00 Doan   22'50' Report Orsolini   3'
Panico   7'
Stadium: Cheonan Stadium
Attendance: 10,003
Referee: Ghead Grisha (Egypt)
30 May 2017 (2017-05-30) FIFA U-20 World Cup Venezuela   1–0 (a.e.t.)   Japan Daejeon, South Korea
17:00 Herrera   108' Report Stadium: Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Attendance: 2,013
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)

Team for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World CupEdit

4 November 2017 (2017-11-04) 2018 AFC U-19 Qual. Mongolia   0–7   Japan Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
16:00 Report Hara   13'
Tsendjav   37' (o.g.)
Goke   41'
Ando   46'
Unur-Erdene   51' (o.g.)
Taniguchi   67'
Tanaka   86'
Stadium: MFF Football Centre
Attendance: 500
Referee: Sherzod Kasimov (Uzbekistan)
6 November 2017 (2017-11-06) 2018 AFC U-19 Qual. Singapore   0–7   Japan Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
12:00 Report Ito   3'23'
Nakamura   26'
Goke   32' (pen.)
Tanaka   42'
Tagawa   78' (pen.)
Kawamura   82'
Stadium: MFF Football Centre
Attendance: 20
Referee: Sultan Abdulrazzaq Al-Marzooqi (United Arab Emirates)
8 November 2017 (2017-11-08) 2018 AFC U-19 Qual. Japan   2–1   Thailand Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
12:00 Tagawa   62'66' Report Chokanan   65' Stadium: MFF Football Centre
Attendance: 30
Referee: Nagor Amir Noor Mohamed (Malaysia)
30 January 2018 (2018-01-30) Friendly Canary Islands   1–2   Japan Maspalomas, Spain
16:00   48' Report Iijima   44'
Yokoyama   55'
Stadium: Estadio Municipal de Maspalomas
31 January 2018 (2018-01-31) Friendly Czech Republic   0–1   Japan Maspalomas, Spain
16:00 Report Hanya   46' Stadium: Estadio Municipal de Maspalomas
2 February 2018 (2018-02-02) Friendly Spain   2–0   Japan Maspalomas, Spain
18:30   59'
  87'
Report Stadium: Estadio Municipal de Maspalomas
25 March 2018 (2018-03-25) Friendly Indonesia   1–4   Japan Jakarta, Indonesia
18:30   90+5' Report Miyashiro   16'49'
Yamada   48'
Ando   80'
Stadium: Gelora Bung Karno Stadium
13 June 2018 (2018-06-13) Friendly Czech Republic   0–1   Japan Lisbon, Portugal
15:00 Report Yamada   22'
15 June 2018 (2018-06-15) Friendly Portugal   0–1   Japan Lisbon, Portugal
16:00 Report Sakuragawa   87'
17 June 2018 (2018-06-17) Friendly Norway   2–1   Japan Lisbon, Portugal
11:00   7'
  40'
Report Hirakawa   51'
16 August 2018 (2018-08-16) Friendly Japan   1–0   Australia Fujieda, Japan
18:30 Miyashiro   26' Report Stadium: Fujieda Soccer Stadium
19 August 2018 (2018-08-19) Friendly Japan   1–2   Paraguay Shizuoka, Japan
17:30 Miyashiro   55' Report   53'
  70'
Stadium: Kusanagi Athletic Stadium
3 September 2018 (2018-09-03) Friendly Japan   2–0   Vietnam Narashino, Japan
17:00 Sugawara   48'
Mikuni   81'
Report Stadium: Frontier Soccer Field
7 September 2018 (2018-09-07) Friendly Mexico   1–1   Japan Mexico City, Mexico
10:30   14' Report Tagawa   31' Stadium: National Training Centre
9 September 2018 (2018-09-09) Friendly Brazil   1–1   Japan Mexico City, Mexico
10:30 Matheus Cunha  52' (pen.) Report Tagawa   60' Stadium: National Training Centre
19 October 2018 (2018-10-19) 2018 AFC U-19 Championship (Group Stage) Japan   5–2   North Korea Cibinong, Indonesia
19:00 K. Saito   8'
Ito   19'
Kubo   65'
Miyashiro   89'
Abe   90+3'
Kye Tam   36'
Kang Kuk-chol   41' (pen.)
Stadium: Pakansari Stadium
22 October 2018 (2018-10-22) 2018 AFC U-19 Championship (Group Stage) Thailand   1–3   Japan Cibinong, Indonesia
19:00 Suphanat   54' Miyashiro   27'44'
K. Saito   42'
Stadium: Pakansari Stadium
25 October 2018 (2018-10-25) 2018 AFC U-19 Championship (Group Stage) Japan   5–0   Iraq Cibinong, Indonesia
16:00 Taki   10'
Tagawa   27'
Hara   34'77'
K. Saito   85'
Stadium: Pakansari Stadium
28 October 2018 (2018-10-28) 2018 AFC U-19 Championship (Quarter-finals) Japan   2–0   Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia
19:30 Higashi   40'
Miyashiro   70'
Stadium: Gelora Bung Karno Stadium
1 November 2018 (2018-11-01) 2018 AFC U-19 Championship (Semi-finals) Japan   0–2   Saudi Arabia Cibinong, Indonesia
19:30 Report
Stadium: Pakansari Stadium
Attendance: 311
Referee: Ahmed Al-Ali (Jordan)

2019Edit

23 May 2019 (2019-05-23) FIFA U-20 World Cup (Group Stage) Japan   1–1   Ecuador Bydgoszcz Stadium, Bydgoszcz, Poland
20:30
Report
Attendance: 3,018[1]
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)
26 May 2019 (2019-05-26) FIFA U-20 World Cup (Group Stage) Mexico   0–3   Japan Gdynia Stadium, Gdynia, Poland
15:30 Report
Attendance: 4,930[2]
Referee: Daniel Siebert (Germany)
29 May 2019 (2019-05-29) FIFA U-20 World Cup (Group Stage) Italy   0–0   Japan Bydgoszcz Stadium, Bydgoszcz, Poland
18:00 Report Attendance: 6,702[3]
Referee: Mustapha Ghorbal (Algeria)
4 June 2019 (2019-06-04) FIFA U-20 World Cup (Round of 16) Japan   0–1   South Korea Lublin Stadium, Lublin, Poland
17:30 Report
Attendance: 10,021[4]
Referee: Maguette N'Diaye (Senegal)

Coaching staffEdit

Current coaching staffEdit

As of 18 May 2021[5]
Position Name
Head coach   Masanaga Kageyama
Assistant coach   Koichi Togashi
Goalkeeping coach   Daijiro Takakuwa
Physical coach   Atsushi Kanno

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

  • Caps and goals accurate up to and including 8 December 2020.
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Tomoya Wakahara (1999-12-28) 28 December 1999 (age 21)   Kyoto Sanga
2 2DF Shunki Higashi (2000-07-28) 28 July 2000 (age 20)   Sanfrecce Hiroshima
3 2DF Yuki Kobayashi (2000-07-18) 18 July 2000 (age 20)   Vissel Kobe
4 2DF Ayumu Seko (2000-06-07) 7 June 2000 (age 21)   Cerezo Osaka
5 2DF Yukinari Sugawara (2000-06-28) 28 June 2000 (age 20)   Nagoya Grampus
6 3MF Yuta Goke (1999-06-10) 10 June 1999 (age 22)   Vissel Kobe
7 3MF Hiroki Ito (1999-05-12) 12 May 1999 (age 22)   Nagoya Grampus
8 3MF Kanya Fujimoto (1999-07-01) 1 July 1999 (age 21)   Tokyo Verdy
9 4FW Koki Saito (2001-08-10) 10 August 2001 (age 19)   Yokohama FC
10 3MF Mitsuki Saito (1999-01-10) 10 January 1999 (age 22)   Shonan Bellmare
11 4FW Kyosuke Tagawa (1999-02-11) 11 February 1999 (age 22)   FC Tokyo
12 1GK Shu Mogi (1999-01-15) 15 January 1999 (age 22)   Cerezo Osaka
13 4FW Taisei Miyashiro (2000-05-26) 26 May 2000 (age 21)   Kawasaki Frontale
14 4FW Jun Nishikawa (2002-02-21) 21 February 2002 (age 19)   Cerezo Osaka
15 2DF Toichi Suzuki (2000-05-30) 30 May 2000 (age 21)   Shonan Bellmare
16 3MF Kota Yamada (1999-07-10) 10 July 1999 (age 21)   Yokohama F. Marinos
17 2DF Kennedy Mikuni (2000-06-23) 23 June 2000 (age 21)   Avispa Fukuoka
18 4FW Taichi Hara (1999-05-05) 5 May 1999 (age 22)   FC Tokyo
19 2DF Hinata Kida (2000-07-04) 4 July 2000 (age 20)   Avispa Fukuoka
20 4FW Keito Nakamura (2000-07-28) 28 July 2000 (age 20)   FC Twente
21 1GK Zion Suzuki (2002-08-21) 21 August 2002 (age 18)   Urawa Red Diamonds

Previous squadsEdit

FIFA U-20 World Cup

RecordEdit

HonoursEdit

IntercontinentalEdit

Runners-Up (1): 1999

ContinentalEdit

AFC U-19 Championship
Runners-Up (6): 1973, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA U-20 World CupEdit

AFC U-20 Asian CupEdit

AFC U-20 Asian Cup record
Year Result Pld W D L GF GA
  1959 Third place 4 2 0 2 12 11
  1960 Third place 4 2 1 1 10 11
  1961 Group stage 4 0 1 3 4 8
  1962 Group stage 4 1 0 3 4 9
  1963 Group stage 5 1 1 3 8 13
  1964 Group stage 3 0 1 2 1 4
  1965 Group stage 4 2 0 2 8 4
  1966 Group stage 4 0 0 4 2 13
  1967 Group stage 3 0 0 3 2 6
  1968 First round 3 0 1 2 0 6
  1969 Quarterfinals 3 1 0 2 5 11
  1970 Fourth place 6 2 1 3 5 13
  1971 Fourth place 6 4 1 1 13 2
  1972 Quarterfinals 5 2 2 1 12 5
  1973 Runners-up 5 1 2 2 5 6
  1974 Quarterfinals 4 2 0 2 9 4
  1975 Group stage 4 2 0 2 10 5
  1976 Tie-breaker play-off 4 1 2 1 2 4
  1977 Fourth place 5 1 2 2 8 6
  1978 Group stage 4 1 2 1 8 6
  1980 Final tournament 4 2 0 2 4 5
  1982
  1985
  1986
  1988 Group stage 3 0 0 3 3 7
  1990 Group stage 3 1 1 1 5 4
  1992 Third place 5 3 0 2 8 4
  1994 Runners-up 6 4 0 2 9 4
  1996 Fourth place 6 3 1 2 12 6
  1998 Runners-up 6 3 1 2 18 10
  2000 Runners-up 6 3 1 2 15 8
  2002 Runners-up 6 4 1 1 11 4
  2004 Third place 6 3 0 3 10 3
  2006 Runners-up 6 3 2 1 12 6
  2008 Quarterfinals 4 2 1 1 10 6
  2010 Quarterfinals 4 3 0 1 11 4
  2012 Quarterfinals 4 1 1 2 2 4
  2014 Quarterfinals 4 2 1 1 7 5
  2016 Champions 6 4 2 0 13 0
  2018 Semifinals 5 4 0 1 15 5
Total /40 163 66 29 68 278 227

See alsoEdit

Japan
Men's
Women's

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Match report – Group B – Japan v Ecuador" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Match report – Group B – Mexico v Japan" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Match report – Group B – Italy v Japan" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 29 May 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Match report – Round of 16 – Japan v Korea Republic" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  5. ^ "U-20 Japan National Team short-listed Squad - Training Camp (3/22-24@Chiba)". www.jfa.jp. Japan Football Association (JFA). 19 March 2021. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  6. ^ "FIFA U-20ワールドカップポーランド2019(5/23~6/15) U-20日本代表 メンバー・スケジュール". jfa.jp (in Japanese). JFA. 7 May 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2019.

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