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Japan national under-23 football team

The Japan national under-23 football team is a national association football youth team of Japan and is controlled by the Japan Football Association. The team won the gold medal at the 2010 Asian Games and were champions in the 2016 AFC U-23 Championship.

Japan U23
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)サムライ・ブルー
(Samurai Blue)
AssociationJapan Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationEAFF (East Asia)
Head coachJapanHajime Moriyasu
CaptainKoji Miyoshi
FIFA codeJPN
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Malaysia 1–1 Japan Japan
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; December 1990)[1]
Biggest win
Japan Japan 13–0 Philippines 
(Hong Kong; 12 June 1999)
Biggest defeat
 Denmark 6–1 Japan Japan
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 6 February 1994)
Summer Olympics
Appearances7 (first in 1996)
Best resultFourth place (2012)
AFC U-23 Championship
Appearances2 (first in 2013)
Best resultWinner (2016)
Asian Games
Appearances5 (first in 2002)
Best resultGold medal asia.svg Gold Medal (2010)

Contents

Competitive recordEdit

Olympic Games recordEdit

AFC U-23 Championship recordEdit

Asian Games recordEdit

Schedule and resultsEdit

  Win   Draw   Lose

2019Edit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Obi Powell Obinna (1997-12-18) 18 December 1997 (age 21)   Ryutsu Keizai University
12 1GK Louis Yamaguchi (1998-05-28) 28 May 1998 (age 21)   Extremadura UD B

22 2DF Shunta Tanaka (1997-05-26) 26 May 1997 (age 22)   Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences
3 2DF Keiya Shiihashi (1998-06-20) 20 June 1998 (age 21)   Vegalta Sendai
5 2DF Takuma Ominami (1997-12-13) 13 December 1997 (age 21)   Jubilo Iwata
15 2DF Makoto Okazaki (1998-10-10) 10 October 1998 (age 20)   Shimizu S-Pulse
2 2DF Taiyo Koga (1998-10-28) 28 October 1998 (age 20)   Kashiwa Reysol

14 3MF Yuki Soma (1997-02-25) 25 February 1997 (age 22)   Kawasaki Frontale
6 3MF Yoichi Naganuma (1997-04-14) 14 April 1997 (age 22)   Montedio Yamagata
10 3MF Yuta Kamiya (1997-04-24) 24 April 1997 (age 22)   Ehime
8 3MF Kaoru Mitoma (1997-05-20) 20 May 1997 (age 22)   University of Tsukuba
7 3MF Tatsuya Ito (1997-06-26) 26 June 1997 (age 22)   Hamburger SV
19 3MF Kakeru Funaki (1997-07-10) 10 July 1997 (age 22)   Cerezo Osaka
17 3MF Takahiro Ko (1998-04-20) 20 April 1998 (age 21)   Gamba Osaka U-23
13 3MF Yuto Iwasaki (1998-06-11) 11 June 1998 (age 21)   Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo
4 3MF Ao Tanaka (1998-09-10) 10 September 1998 (age 21)   Kawasaki Frontale
16 3MF Ayumu Kawai (1998-08-12) 12 August 1998 (age 21)   Renofa Yamaguchi FC
20 3MF Daiki Matsuoka (2001-06-01) 1 June 2001 (age 18)   Sagan Tosu

9 4FW Koki Ogawa (1997-11-21) 21 November 1997 (age 21)   Matsumoto Yamaga FC
11 4FW Reo Hatate (1997-11-21) 21 November 1997 (age 21)   Juntendo University
18 4FW Ren Komatsu (1998-09-10) 10 September 1998 (age 21)   Zweigen Kanazawa

Previous squadsEdit

Olympics GamesEdit

AFC U-23 ChampionshipEdit

Asian GamesEdit

CoachesEdit

Name Nat. Period
Yoshitada Yamaguchi   1990–1992
Akira Nishino   1993–1996
Philippe Troussier   1998–2000
Masakuni Yamamoto   2002–2004
Yasuharu Sorimachi   2006–2008
Takashi Sekizuka   2010–2012
Makoto Teguramori   2014–2016
Hajime Moriyasu   2017–present

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hyung-Jin Yoon (6 May 2006). "Japan - International Results U-23 (Olympic) Team [Malaysia (1) – Japan (1)]". RDFC. Archived from the original on 29 March 2016. Retrieved 29 March 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "U-22 Japan National Team Squad, Schedule - The 47th Toulon International Tournament 2019 (6/1-15 @France)". Japan Football Association. 3 May 2019. Retrieved 15 June 2019.

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