Japan National Under-23 Football Team
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Japan National Under-23 Football Team
Japan U23
Japanese Olympic Committee logo.svg
Nickname(s)
(Samurai Blue)
AssociationJapan Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
EAFF (East Asia)
Head coachJapanHajime Moriyasu
CaptainKoji Miyoshi
FIFA codeJPN
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)

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. Since 1992, it was decided that teams targeting athletes under the age of 23 will participate in the Olympics (additional provisions for overage limits have been added since 1996). Therefore, the name changes to Japan national under-22 football team the year before the Olympics and Japan national under-21 football team two years ago.

Competitive record

Olympic Games record

AFC U-23 Championship record

Asian Games record

Schedule and results

  Win   Draw   Lose

2019

2020

Players

Current squad

  • The final squad was announced on 29 December 2019.[2]
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Ryosuke Kojima (1997-01-30)30 January 1997 (aged 22) Japan Oita Trinita
2 2DF Yugo Tatsuta (1998-06-21)21 June 1998 (aged 21) Japan Shimizu S-Pulse
3 2DF Tsuyoshi Watanabe (1997-02-05)5 February 1997 (aged 22) Japan FC Tokyo
4 3MF Daiki Suga (1998-09-10)10 September 1998 (aged 21) Japan Consadole Sapporo
5 2DF Daiki Sugioka (1998-09-08)8 September 1998 (aged 21) Japan Shonan Bellmare
6 3MF Mitsuki Saito (1999-01-10)10 January 1999 (aged 20) Japan Shonan Bellmare
7 3MF Shunta Tanaka (1997-05-26)26 May 1997 (aged 22) Japan Osaka University
8 3MF Ao Tanaka (1998-09-10)10 September 1998 (aged 21) Japan Kawasaki Frontale
9 4FW Koki Ogawa (1997-08-08)8 August 1997 (aged 22) Japan Mito HollyHock
10 3MF Ryotaro Meshino (1998-06-18)18 June 1998 (aged 21) Scotland Heart of Midlothian
11 3MF Keita Endo (1997-11-22)22 November 1997 (aged 22) Japan Yokohama F. Marinos
12 1GK Keisuke Osako (1999-07-28)28 July 1999 (aged 20) Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima
13 4FW Ayase Ueda (1998-09-10)10 September 1998 (aged 21) Japan Kashima Antlers
14 3MF Tsukasa Morishima (1997-04-25)25 April 1997 (aged 22) Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima
15 2DF Makoto Okazaki (1998-10-10)10 October 1998 (aged 21) Japan FC Tokyo
16 3MF Yuki Soma (1997-02-25)25 February 1997 (aged 22) Japan Kashima Antlers
17 2DF Koki Machida (1997-08-25)25 August 1997 (aged 22) Japan Kashima Antlers
18 4FW Kyosuke Tagawa (1999-02-11)11 February 1999 (aged 20) Japan FC Tokyo
19 4FW Reo Hatate (1997-11-21)21 November 1997 (aged 22) Japan Juntendo University
20 2DF Taiyo Koga (1998-10-28)28 October 1998 (aged 21) Japan Kashiwa Reysol
21 3MF Taishi Matsumoto (1998-04-22)22 April 1998 (aged 21) Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima
22 2DF Daiki Hashioka (1999-05-17)17 May 1999 (aged 20) Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
23 1GK Kosei Tani (2000-11-22)22 November 2000 (aged 19) Japan Gamba Osaka

Previous squads

Olympics Games

AFC U-23 Championship

Asian Games

Coaches

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 2014-2016
Hajime Moriyasu Japan 2017-present

See also

References

  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 2016.
  2. ^ "U-23 Japan National Team Squad, Schedule - AFC U-23 Championship Thailand 2020". JFA. 29 December 2019. Retrieved 2020.

External links


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