Japan
AssociationJapan Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Head coachTeruki Tabata
CaptainOzu Moreira
FIFA codeJPN
BSWW ranking4 (7 September 2021)[1]


First colours


Second colours
Biggest defeat
 Japan 2–15 Brazil 
(Miura, Japan; 6 July 1996)
World Cup
Appearances11 (first in 2005)
Best resultRunners-up (2021)
AFC Beach Soccer Asian Cup
Appearances10 (first in 2006)
Best resultChampions (2009, 2011, 2019)

The Japan national beach soccer team represents Japan in international beach soccer competitions and is controlled by the JFA, the governing body for football in Japan. One of the leading Asian beach soccer teams, Japan's best performance at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup was second place in 2021.

Team image

Media coverage

This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. (August 2021)

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

Television channel Period Ref.
J Sports, J Sports on demand, BS Fuji 2021 [2]

AFC Beach Soccer Asian Cup

Television channel Period Ref.

Friendly and Qualifiers

Television channel Period Ref.

Results and fixtures

See also: 2022 in Japanese football, 2022 in association football, 2022 in sports, and FIFA International Match Calendar

Legend

  Win   Draw   Lose   Fixture

2019

21 November 2019 (2019-11-21) FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup (Group Stage) Paraguay  4–5  Japan Los Pynandi Stadium, Luque, Paraguay
21:00
  • Carballo Goal 22', 34'
  • Morán Goal 28'
  • Barreto Goal 32'
Report
  • Okuyama Goal 13'
  • Ozu Goal 16', 27'
  • Akaguma Goal 24', 36'
Attendance: 2,483[3]
Referee: Raúl González (Spain)
23 November 2019 (2019-11-23) FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup (Group Stage) United States  3–4  Japan Los Pynandi Stadium, Luque, Paraguay
17:50
  • Canale Goal 9', 33'
  • Toth Goal 20'
Report
Attendance: 642[4]
Referee: Sofien Benchabane (France)
25 November 2019 (2019-11-25) FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup (Group Stage) Japan  5–3   Switzerland Los Pynandi Stadium, Luque, Paraguay
17:50
  • Akaguma Goal 2', 8'
  • Oba Goal 21'
  • Ozu Goal 21'
  • Komaki Goal 29'
Report
Attendance: 361[5]
Referee: Alex Valdiviezo (Peru)
28 November 2019 (2019-11-28) FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup (Quarter-finals) Japan  3–2  Uruguay Los Pynandi Stadium, Luque, Paraguay
21:00
Report
  • Laduche Goal 20' (pen.)
  • Capurro Goal 36'
Attendance: 1,072[6]
Referee: Sofien Benchabane (France)
30 November 2019 (2019-11-30) FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup (Semi-finals) Japan  3–3 (a.e.t.)
(1–2 p)
 Portugal Los Pynandi Stadium, Luque, Paraguay
18:00
  • Ozu Goal 11'
  • Yamauchi Goal 13'
  • Akaguma Goal 36'
Report
  • L. Martins Goal 2'
  • B. Martins Goal 29', 31'
Attendance: 707[7]
Referee: Łukasz Ostrowski (Poland)
Penalties
1 December 2019 (2019-12-01) FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup (Third place match) Russia  5–4  Japan Los Pynandi Stadium, Luque, Paraguay
16:15
  • Zemskov Goal 8', 23', 29'
  • Novikov Goal 8'
  • Makarov Goal 26'
Report
  • Akaguma Goal 4', 8'
  • Ozu Goal 12'
  • Oba Goal 23'
Attendance: 2,739[8]
Referee: Juan Angeles (Dominican Republic)

2021

19 August 2021 (2021-08-19) FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup GS Group A Paraguay  4–7  Japan Moscow, Russia
16:30 UTC+3
  • Cantero Goal 10'
  • N. Medina Goal 10', 13'
  • Morán Goal 27'
Report (BSWW)
Report (FIFA)
Report (JFA)
  • Ojeda Goal 21' (o.g.)
  • Akaguma Goal 26', 32', 32'
  • Yamauchi Goal 29', 33' (pen.), 36'
Stadium: Luzhniki Beach Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 598
Referee: Francisco de Oses Bumedien (Spain)
21 August 2021 (2021-08-21) FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup GS Group A Japan  4–3  United States Moscow, Russia
16:30 UTC+3
  • Okuyama Goal 4'
  • Ozu Goal 23'
  • Oba Goal 28' (pen.)
  • Yamauchi Goal 31'
Report (BSWW)
Report (FIFA)
Report (JFA)
  • Silveira Goal 3'
  • Canale Goal 29'
  • Perea Goal 34'
Stadium: Luzhniki Beach Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 1,507
Referee: Aurélien Planchais-Godefroy (Tahiti)
23 August 2021 (2021-08-23) FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup GS Group A Japan  1–7  RFU Moscow, Russia
20:30 UTC+3
  • Akaguma Goal 32'
Report (BSWW)
Report (FIFA)
Report (JFA)
  • Ozu Goal 1' (o.g.)
  • Paporotnyi Goal 3', 25', 27'
  • Zemskov Goal 8'
  • Chuzhkov Goal 15'
  • Nikonorov Goal 36'
Stadium: Luzhniki Beach Soccer Stadium
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Micke Palomino (Peru)
26 August 2021 (2021-08-26) FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Quarter-finals Tahiti  4–5 (a.e.t.)  Japan Moscow, Russia
19:00 UTC+3
Report (BSWW)
Report (FIFA)
Report (JFA)
  • Tehau Goal 4' (o.g.)
  • Yamauchi Goal 5' (pen.)
  • Oba Goal 36'
  • Okuyama Goal 37'
  • Akaguma Goal 38'
Stadium: Luzhniki Beach Soccer Stadium
28 August 2021 (2021-08-28) FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Semi-finals Japan  5–2  Senegal Moscow, Russia
19:30 UTC+3
  • Akaguma Goal 15' (pen.), 29', 33'
  • Oba Goal 27'
  • Okuyama Goal 27'
Report (BSWW)
Report (FIFA)
Report (JFA)
  • Fall Goal 26'
  • Boye Goal 32'
Stadium: Luzhniki Beach Soccer Arena
Attendance: 1,950
Referee: Łukasz Ostrowski (Poland)
29 August 2021 (2021-08-29) FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Final RFU  5–2  Japan Moscow, Russia
19:30 UTC+3
  • Zemskov Goal 4'
  • Krasheninnikov Goal 13', 34'
  • Nivikov Goal 15'
  • Paporotnyi Goal 19'
Report (BSWW)
Report (FIFA)
Report (JFA)
  • Akaguma Goal 13', 17' (pen.)
Stadium: Luzhniki Beach Soccer Arena
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Suhaimi Mat Hassan (Malaysia)
2 November 2021 (2021-11-02) Tecnotree Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup Russia  7–6  Japan Dubai, United Arab Emirates
18:45 UTC+4 Report (BSWW)
Report (JFA)
Stadium: Kite Beach
3 November 2021 (2021-11-03) Tecnotree Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup Iran  6–1  Japan Dubai, United Arab Emirates
20:00 UTC+4 Report (BSWW)
Report (JFA)
Stadium: Kite Beach
4 November 2021 (2021-11-04) Tecnotree Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup Japan  4–6 (a.e.t.)  Paraguay Dubai, United Arab Emirates
16:00 UTC+4 Report (BSWW)
Report (JFA)
Stadium: Kite Beach
5 November 2021 Tecnotree Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup (5th–8th place semi-finals) United Arab Emirates  4–6  Japan
17:15 Report(BSWW)
Report(JFA)
6 November 2021 Tecnotree Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup (5th place play-off) Japan  5–4  Spain
16:15 Report(BSWW)
Report(JFA)

2022

25–29 October Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup Japan  v Dubai, United Arab Emirates
GST (UTC+4)
25–29 October Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup Japan  v Dubai, United Arab Emirates
GST (UTC+4)
25–29 October Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup Japan  v Dubai, United Arab Emirates
GST (UTC+4)

Coaching staff

Current coaching staff

As of 10 August 2021[9]
Role Name
Head coach Japan Teruki Tabata
Goalkeeping coach Japan Erikson Noguchipinto

Manager history

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Players

Current squad

The following players and staff members were called up for the Tecnotree Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup 2021.[10]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Japan JPN Yusuke Kawai
2 MF Japan JPN Takumi Saito
3 MF Japan JPN Ryota Tsuboya
4 MF Japan JPN Ryunosuke Miyama
5 MF Japan JPN Shotaro Haraguchi
6 FW Japan JPN Takuya Akaguma
7 MF Japan JPN Takaaki Oba
No. Pos. Nation Player
8 MF Japan JPN Naoya Matsuo
9 FW Japan JPN Shusei Yamauchi
10 DF Japan JPN Ozu Moreira
11 FW Japan JPN Masanori Okuyama
12 GK Japan JPN Tomoya Ginoza
13 GK Japan JPN Yu Shirota
14 MF Japan JPN Takumi Uesato

Head coach: Teruki Tabata
Goalkeeping coach: Erikson Noguchipinto

Previous squads

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

2021 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup squad

Competitive record

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

Beach Soccer World Championships
Year Round Pos Pld W W+ L GF GA GD
Brazil 1995 Did not enter
Brazil 1996
Brazil 1997 Group stage 8th 3 0 0 3 5 21 −16
Brazil 1998 Did not enter
Brazil 1999 Quarterfinals 8th 3 1 0 2 15 21 −6
Brazil 2000 Fourth place 4th 5 2 1 2 16 22 –6
Brazil 2001 Did not enter
Brazil 2002
Brazil 2003 Group stage 7th 3 0 0 3 4 14 −10
Brazil 2004 Did not enter
Total 0 titles 4/10 14 3 1 10 40 78 –38
FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Qualification (AFC)
Year Round Pos Pld W W+ L GF GA GD Round Pos Pld W W+ L GF GA GD
Brazil 2005 Fourth place 4th 5 2 0 3 10 24 –14 No qualification matches
Brazil 2006 Quarterfinals 8th 4 1 0 3 17 25 −8 Runners-up 2nd 4 3 0 1 29 10 +19
Brazil 2007 Group stage 15th 3 0 0 3 6 13 −7 Runners-up 2nd 4 2 0 2 18 19 –1
France 2008 Group stage 15th 3 0 0 3 5 18 −13 Runners-up 2nd 4 2 1 1 19 8 +11
United Arab Emirates 2009 Quarterfinals 5th 4 2 1 1 16 11 +5 Champions 1st 4 3 0 1 16 10 +6
Italy 2011 Group stage 14th 3 0 0 3 6 10 −4 Champions 1st 5 4 0 1 23 13 +10
French Polynesia 2013 Quarterfinals 7th 4 1 1 2 11 12 −1 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 0 1 23 15 +8
Portugal 2015 Quarterfinals 7th 4 2 0 2 12 13 −1 Runners-up 2nd 6 5 0 1 24 12 +12
The Bahamas 2017 Group stage 10th 3 1 0 2 15 17 −2 Third place 3rd 5 3 0 2 41 18 +23
Paraguay 2019 Fourth place 4th 6 4 0 2 24 20 +4 Champions 1st 6 4 2 0 32 8 +25
Russia 2021 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 0 2 24 25 –1 Cancelled[a]
Total 0 titles 11/11 45 17 2 26 146 106 –42 3 titles 9/9 43 30 3 10 225 112 +113
  1. ^ The Asian qualifiers were originally due to take place in Thailand from 18–28 March 2021.[11][12] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they were initially postponed to between 28 April and 8 May,[13] and were subsequently cancelled entirely in January 2021.[14] In place of the qualifiers, the AFC handpicked their three representatives to go to the World Cup on 21 April, choosing the best performing nations over the course of the previous three editions of the AFC Beach Soccer Championship.[15]

AFC Beach Soccer Asian Cup

AFC Beach Soccer Asian Cup
Year Round Pos Pld W W+ L GF GA GD
United Arab Emirates 2006 Runners-up 2nd 4 3 0 1 29 10 +19
United Arab Emirates 2007 Runners-up 2nd 4 2 0 2 18 19 −1
United Arab Emirates 2008 Runners-up 2nd 4 2 1 1 19 8 +11
United Arab Emirates 2009 Champions 1st 4 3 0 1 16 10 +6
Oman 2011 Champions 1st 5 4 0 1 23 13 +10
Qatar 2013 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 0 1 23 15 +8
Qatar 2015 Runners-up 2nd 6 5 0 1 24 12 +12
Malaysia 2017 Third place 3rd 5 3 0 2 41 18 +23
Total 2 titles 8/8 26 0 1 10 194 105 +89

Asian Beach Games

Asian Beach Games
Year Round Pos Pld W W+ L GF GA GD
Indonesia 2008 Did not enter
Oman 2010 Quarterfinal 4 2 0 2 14 7 +7
China 2012 Quarterfinal 4 2 0 2 11 9 +2
Thailand 2014 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 0 2 22 11 +11
Vietnam 2016 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 34 12 +22
Total 1 title 4/5 18 11 1 6 81 39 +42

Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup

Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup
Year Round Pos Pld W W+ L GF GA GD
United Arab Emirates 2011 Did Not Enter
United Arab Emirates 2012 7th place 7th 3 0 0 3 14 19 −5
United Arab Emirates 2013 Did Not Enter
United Arab Emirates 2014 7th place 7th 5 2 0 3 19 22 −3
United Arab Emirates 2015 Did Not Enter
United Arab Emirates 2016
United Arab Emirates 2017
United Arab Emirates 2018
United Arab Emirates 2019
United Arab Emirates 2020
United Arab Emirates 2021
Total 0 titles 2/6 8 2 0 6 33 41 −8

Continental Beach Soccer Tournament

Continental Beach Soccer Tournament
Year Round Pos Pld W W+ L GF GA GD
China 2016 Third place 3 3 2 0 1 21 13 +8
Total 0 titles 1/1 3 2 0 1 21 13 +8

World ranking

See also

Japan
Men's
Women's

References

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  2. ^ "TV放送". JFA.jp (in Japanese). Japan Football Association (JFA). Retrieved 30 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Match report – Group A – Paraguay v Japan" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 21 November 2019. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Match report – Group A – United States v Japan" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 23 November 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Match report – Group A – Japan v Switzerland" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 25 November 2019. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Match report – Quarter-finals – Japan v Uruguay" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 28 November 2019. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Match report – Semi-finals – Japan v Portugal" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 30 November 2019. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Match report – Match for third place – Russia v Japan" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 1 December 2019. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  9. ^ "Japan Beach Soccer National Team Squad – FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Russia 2021™ (8/19-29@Moscow)". Japan Football Association (JFA). 26 July 2021. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  10. ^ http://www.jfa.jp/eng/national_team/beach_2021/IntercontinentalBeachsoccerCup_2021/news/00028171/
  11. ^ "AFC Competitions Calendar 2021". the-afc.com. Asian Football Confederation. 5 December 2019.
  12. ^ "AFC postpones AFC Women's Futsal Championship 2020 and AFC U-20 Futsal Championship 2021". en.vff.org.vn. Vietnam Football Federation. 24 April 2020. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  13. ^ "AFC Futsal and Beach Soccer Committee approves new competition dates". AFC. 10 November 2020.
  14. ^ "Latest update on AFC Competitions in 2021". AFC. 25 January 2021.
  15. ^ "Latest update on AFC representatives for upcoming FIFA competitions". AFC. 21 April 2021. Retrieved 21 April 2021.