Japan
Nickname(s)サムライ・ファイブ
(Samurai Five)
AssociationJapan Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Head coachKenichiro Kogure[1]
FIFA codeJPN
FIFA ranking14 (29 July 2022)[2]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 Belgium 3–0 Japan 
(Rotterdam, Netherlands, 6 January 1989)
Biggest win
 Japan 18–0 Guam 
(Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 24 May 2005)
Biggest defeat
 Spain 16–0 Japan 
(Torrejon de Ardoz, Spain, 29 March 2002)
World Cup
Appearances5 (First in 1989)
Best resultRound of 16 (2012, 2021)
AFC Futsal Championship
Appearances15 (First in 1999)
Best resultGold Champions (2006, 2012, 2014)
EAFF Futsal Championship
Appearances4 (First in 2009)
Best resultGold Champions (2017, 2019, 2022)
Confederations Cup
Appearances1 (First in 2014)
Best result6th place (2014)
Grand Prix de Futsal
Appearances1 (First in 2013)
Best result8th place (2013)

The Japan national futsal team (Japanese: フットサル日本代表, Hepburn: Futtosaru Nippon Daihyō) represents Japan in international futsal competitions and is controlled by the Japan Football Association. It is one of the strongest teams in Asia, the champions in the 2006, 2012 and 2014 Asian Futsal Championships.[3] Japan has also played in five FIFA Futsal World Cups.[4]

Team image

Nicknames

The Japan national futsal team has been known or nicknamed as Samurai Five (サムライ・ファイブ, Samura Faibu)

Media coverage

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

FIFA Futsal World Cup

Television channel Period Ref.
J Sports, J Sports on demand, BS Fuji 2021 [5]

AFC Futsal Asian Cup

Television channel Period Ref.

Friendly and Qualifiers

Television channel Period Ref.

Results and fixtures

See also: 2022 in Japanese football

Legend

  Win   Draw   Lose   Fixture

2019

22 October 2019 (2019-10-22) 2020 AFC Futsal Championship qualification Macau  2–17  Japan Ordos, Mongolia
13:00
  • Ho Wai Tong 7'
  • Fong Chi Wa 22'
Report (AFC)
  • Hoshi 2', 10'
  • Yoshikawa 3', 21', 35'
  • Murota 6', 15', 29'
  • Kato 6', 14', 26'
  • Morimura 7'
  • Ando 11'
  • Shimizu 14'
  • Nishitani 22'
  • Morioka 26'
  • Nibuya 36'
Stadium: Ordos Sports Centre
Attendance: 100
Referee: Nurdin Bukuev (Kyrgyzstan)
24 October 2019 (2019-10-24) 2020 AFC Futsal Championship qualification Japan  4–2  South Korea Ordos, Mongolia
13:00
  • Murota 7'
  • Kato 22', 26', 32' (pen.)
Report (AFC)
Stadium: Ordos Sports Centre
Attendance: 200
Referee: Abdallah Ghaith (Lebanon)

2021

19 August 2021 (2021-08-19) Friendly Portugal  3–2  Japan Rio Maior, Portugal
19:00 *Local time
  • ? 25'
  • ? 29'
  • ? 37'
Report (JFA)
Stadium: Pavilhao Polidesportivo Rio Maior Sports Centre
22 August 2021 (2021-08-22) Friendly Japan  2–2  Venezuela Rio Maior, Portugal
19:00 *Local time
  • Murota 7'
  • Arthur 16'
Report (JFA)
  • ? 16'
  • ? 39'
Stadium: Pavilhão Polidesportivo Rio Maior
25 August 2021 (2021-08-25) Friendly Argentina  2–1  Japan Jaén, Spain
20:30 *Local time
  • ? 1'
  • ? 6'
Report (JFA)
Stadium: Palacio de deportes Olivo Arena
29 August 2021 (2021-08-29) Friendly Japan  1–0  Vietnam Jaén, Spain
18:00 *Local time
  • Shimizu 36'
Report (JFA) Stadium: Palacio de deportes Olivo Arena
31 August 2021 (2021-08-31) Friendly Spain  2–0  Japan Jaén, Spain
20:15 *Local time Report (JFA) Stadium: Palacio de deportes Olivo Arena
7 September 2021 (2021-09-07) Friendly Japan  3–0  Morocco Lithuania
Report (JFA)
14 September 2021 (2021-09-14) FIFA Futsal World Cup GS Group E Angola  4–8  Japan Klaipėda, Lithuania
20:00 EEST (UTC+3)
  • Guga 19', 21'
  • R. Hoshi 24' (o.g.)
  • Kaluanda 29'
Report (FIFA)
Report (JFA)
  • Oliveira 13', 20', 23', 37'
  • Murota 14'
  • R. Hoshi 25'
  • Nishitani 25'
  • S. Hoshi 40'
Stadium: Švyturys Arena
Attendance: 607
Referee: Diego López (Costa Rica)
17 September 2021 (2021-09-17) FIFA Futsal World Cup GS Group E Spain  4–2  Japan Klaipėda, Lithuania
18:00 EEST (UTC+3)
  • Díaz 4'
  • Chino 26'
  • Campos 30'
  • Tolrà 39'
Report (FIFA)
Report (JFA)
Stadium: Švyturys Arena
Attendance: 712
Referee: Valeria Palma (Chile)
20 September 2021 (2021-09-20) FIFA Futsal World Cup GS Group E Japan  1–2  Paraguay Vilnius, Lithuania
18:00 EEST (UTC+3) Report (FIFA)
Report (JFA)
  • Mareco 7'
  • J. Salas 33'
Stadium: Avia Solutions Group Arena
Attendance: 792
Referee: Roberto López (Panama)
23 September 2021 (2021-09-23) FIFA Futsal World Cup Round of 16 Brazil  4–2  Japan Kaunas, Lithuania
20:00 EEST (UTC+3)
Report (FIFA)
Report (JFA)
Stadium: Žalgiris Arena
Attendance: 918
Referee: Irina Velikanova (Russia)

2022

30 March Friendly Japan  2–1  United Arab Emirates Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
19:00 UAE (UTC+4)
  • Oliveira 1'
  • Kanazawa 37'
Report
  • 31'
Stadium: Zayed Complex Arena
1 April Friendly Japan  4–2  Saudi Arabia Khor Fakkan, United Arab Emirates
14:00 UAE (UTC+4)
  • Own goal 5'
  • Crepaldi 15'
  • Yoshikawa 21'
  • Uchida 36'
Report
  • 25', 39'
Stadium: Khorfakkan Stadium Arena
13 May Friendly Japan  5–0 Malaysia Selangor Shah Alam, Malaysia
Report Stadium: Panasonic Sports Complex
18 May 2022 AFC Futsal Asian Cup qualification Hong Kong  2–11  Japan Shah Alam, Malaysia
17:00
Report
  • Crepaldi 2', 28', 30'
  • Kanazawa 3'
  • Uchida 6'
  • Uemura 12', 24'
  • Yoshikawa 20'
  • Oliveira 28'
  • Tsutsumi 31'
  • Mori 40'
Stadium: Panasonic Sports Complex
Referee: Ali Hafizi
19 May 2022 AFC Futsal Asian Cup qualification Japan  15–0  Mongolia Shah Alam, Malaysia
17:00
  • Yoshikawa 4'
  • Nagisa 6'
  • Motoishi 8', 33', 35'
  • Kanazawa 11'
  • Oliveira 12'
  • Mori 14', 26'
  • Harada 24', 40'
  • Battogtokh 24' (og)
  • Crepaldi 30'
  • Uemura 35'
  • Tumurbaatar 35' (og)
Report Stadium: Panasonic Sports Complex
20 May 2022 AFC Futsal Asian Cup qualification South Korea  0–9  Japan Shah Alam, Malaysia
20:30 Report
  • Lee Jin-hyuk 5' (o.g.)
  • Uemura 7'
  • Oliveira 8'
  • Kanazawa 12', 21'
  • Kuromoto 19'
  • Hirata 32'
  • Uchida 39'
  • Kato 40'
Stadium: Panasonic Sports Complex
21 May 2022 AFC Futsal Asian Cup qualification Japan  7–1  Chinese Taipei Shah Alam, Malaysia
20:30
  • Uchida 6', 16', 22'
  • Crepaldi 24'
  • Oliveira 29'
  • Hirata Neto 33'
  • Takami 37'
  • Chi Sheng-Fa 2'
Stadium: Panasonic Sports Complex
10 September Friendly Japan  6–3 Japan Bardral Urayasu Chiba, Japan
18:00 Report Stadium: JFA YUME Field
15 September International friendly match Japan  1–5  Brazil Matsue, Japan
19:00 JST (UTC+9)
  • Oliveira 30'
Report (JFA)
Report (JFA)
  • Pito 3', 4', 18'
  • Lucas Gomes 7'
  • Darlan 31'
Stadium: Matsue City General Gymnasium
Referee: Ebrahim Mehrabi (Iran)
18 September International friendly match Japan  1–5  Brazil Toyota, Japan
JST (UTC+9)
  • Oliveira 39'
Report
Stadium: Sky Hall Toyota
Referee: Helday Idang (Malaysia)
23 September Friendly Japan  5–3  Bahrain Manama, Bahrain
18:00 UTC+3
Report
  • Goal 25', 34', 39'
Stadium: Bahrain Handball Federation Hall
28 September AFC Futsal Asian Cup Japan  1-2  Saudi Arabia Kuwait City, Kuwait
19:00 UTC+3 Stadium: Saad Al Abdullah Hall
30 September AFC Futsal Asian Cup Japan  v  South Korea Kuwait City, Kuwait
15:00 UTC+3 Stadium: Saad Al Abdullah Hall
2 October AFC Futsal Asian Cup Japan  v  Vietnam Kuwait City, Kuwait
15:00 UTC+3 Stadium: Saad Al Abdullah Hall

Coaching staff

Current coaching staff

As of 23 November 2021[6]
Role Name
Head coach Japan Kenichiro Kogure

Manager history

This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. (September 2021)
As of 23 November 2021
Name Period Matches Wins Draws Losses Winning % Ref.
Spain Bruno García Formoso 2016–2021 0 0 0 0 00.0%
Japan Kenichiro Kogure 2021– 0 0 0 0 00.0% [7]

(If statistics are unavailable, display former coaches in bulleted list form)

Players

See also: Category:Japanese men's futsal players and Category:Japanese futsal players

Current squad

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Higor Pires (1980-07-07) 7 July 1980 (age 42) Japan Bardral Urayasu
2 1GK Guilherme Kuromoto (1986-05-16) 16 May 1986 (age 36) Japan Fuchu Athletic

3 FP Soma Mizutani (1996-07-24) 24 July 1996 (age 26) Japan Nagoya Oceans
4 FP Kentaro Ishida (1998-01-01) 1 January 1998 (age 24) Japan Bardral Urayasu
5 FP Oliveira Arthur (1990-07-30) 30 July 1990 (age 32) Japan Nagoya Oceans
6 FP Tomoki Yoshikawa (1989-02-03) 3 February 1989 (age 33) Japan Nagoya Oceans
7 FP Sora Kanazawa (2001-12-26) 26 December 2001 (age 20) Japan Fuchu Athletic
8 FP Atsuya Uemura (1996-11-21) 21 November 1996 (age 25) Japan Fuchu Athletic
9 FP Massanori Antonio (1995-11-16) 16 November 1995 (age 26) Japan Nagoya Oceans
10 FP Vinicius Crepaldi (1987-02-11) 11 February 1987 (age 35) Japan Pescadola Machida
11 FP Kazuya Shimizu (1997-02-06) 6 February 1997 (age 25) Japan Fugador Sumida
12 FP Kokoro Harada (2004-07-01) 1 July 2004 (age 18) Spain FC Barcelona B
13 FP Takumi Nagasaka (1994-11-08) 8 November 1994 (age 27) Japan Bardral Urayasu
14 FP Shunta Uchimura (1991-08-01) 1 August 1991 (age 31) Japan Shonan Bellmare

Previous squads

*Bold indicates winning squad

Competitive record

Summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze Total
Futsal Asian Cup 3 6 2 11
Asian Indoor Games 0 1 1 2
East Asian Championship 2 1 0 3
Total 5 8 3 16
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won.
***Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

FIFA Futsal World Cup

See also: FIFA Futsal World Cup

FIFA Futsal World Cup record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Netherlands 1989 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 3 11
Hong Kong 1992 Did Not Qualify
Spain 1996
Guatemala 2000
Chinese Taipei 2004 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 5 11
Brazil 2008 Group Stage 4 2 0 2 13 24
Thailand 2012 Round of 16 4 1 1 2 13 17
Colombia 2016 Did Not Qualify
Lithuania 2020 Round of 16 4 1 0 3 13 14
Total 5/9 18 4 2 12 47 77

AFC Futsal Asian Cup

See also: AFC Futsal Championship

Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

See also: Futsal at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA
Thailand 2005 Did not enter
Macau 2007 Quarter Final 4 2 1 1 6 2
Vietnam 2009 Quarter Final 3 1 0 2 10 11
South Korea 2013 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 19 15
Turkmenistan 2017 Third Place 5 3 2 0 19 11
Total 4/5 17 10 3 4 54 39

EAFF Futsal Championship

See also: EAFF Futsal Championship

EAFF Futsal Championship record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA
China 2009 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 32 9
Vietnam 2013 Did not enter
Total 1/2 5 4 0 1 32 9

Grand Prix de Futsal

See also: Grand Prix de Futsal

Grand Prix de Futsal record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA
Brazil 2005 Did not enter
Brazil 2006
Brazil 2007
Brazil 2008
Brazil 2009
Brazil 2010
Brazil 2011
Brazil 2013 Eighth Place 4 0 0 4 8 19
Brazil 2014 Did not enter
Brazil 2015
Brazil 2017 TBD - - - - - -
Total 1/11 4 0 0 4 8 19

Futsal Confederations Cup

See also: Futsal Confederations Cup

Futsal Confederations Cup record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA
Libya 2009 Did not enter
Brazil 2013
Kuwait 2014 Sixth Place 3 1 0 2 6 9
Total 1/3 3 1 0 2 6 9

World ranking

There is currently no official futsal ranking.
As of 9 April 2021, the top 5 AFC teams according to one Elo-based ranking system are:[10]

FIFA AFC EAFF Nation Points
6 1  Iran 1608
14 2 1  Japan 1363
18 3  Thailand 1323
27 4  Uzbekistan 1221
33 5  Australia 1177
As of 25 August 2021

See also

Japan
Men's
Women's

References

  1. ^ "Mr. KOGURE Kenichiro appointed as Head Coach of Japan Futsal National Team". Japan Football Association (JFA). Tokyo. 2021-11-22. Retrieved 2021-11-23.
  2. ^ Futsal World Ranking
  3. ^ "Asian Futsal Championship Overview". RSSSF. Retrieved 2006-11-16.
  4. ^ "FIFA Futsal World Cup Overview". RSSSF. Retrieved 2006-11-16.
  5. ^ "TV放送". JFA.jp (in Japanese). Japan Football Association (JFA). Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Mr. KOGURE Kenichiro appointed as Head Coach of Japan Futsal National Team". Japan Football Association (JFA). Tokyo. 2021-11-22. Retrieved 2021-11-23.
  7. ^ "Mr. KOGURE Kenichiro appointed as Head Coach of Japan Futsal National Team". Japan Football Association (JFA). Tokyo. 2021-11-22. Retrieved 2021-11-23.
  8. ^ "フットサル日本代表 メンバー AFCフットサルアジアカップクウェート2022(9.27-10.8)" (in Japanese). Japan Football Association (JFA). 18 September 2022. Retrieved 18 September 2022.
  9. ^ "Japan Futsal National Team squad - International Friendly Match vs Brazil (9/15@Shimane, 9/18@Aichi)" (in Japanese). Japan Football Association (JFA). 30 August 2022. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  10. ^ "Futsal World Ranking". Futsalworldranking.com. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
Preceded by2005  Iran Asian Champions 2006 (First title) Succeeded by2007  Iran Preceded by2010  Iran Asian Champions 2012 (Second title) 2014 (Third title) Succeeded by2016  Iran