Japan
Nickname(s)サムライ・ファイブ
(Samurai Five)
AssociationJapan Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Head coachBruno García Formoso
FIFA codeJPN
FIFA ranking16 (12 May 2020)[1]
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
Appearances4 (First in 1989)
Best resultRound of 16, (2012)
AFC Futsal Championship
Appearances15 (First in 1999)
Best result
Champions, (2006, 2012, 2014)
EAFF Futsal Championship
Appearances1 (First in 2009)
Best result
Runners-up, (2009)
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 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.[2] Japan has also played in four FIFA Futsal World Cups.[3]

Team image

Nicknames

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

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 [4]

AFC Futsal Asian Cup

Television channel Period Ref.

Friendly and Qualifiers

Television channel Period Ref.

Results and fixtures

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

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 Goal 7'
  • Fong Chi Wa Goal 22'
Report (AFC)
  • Hoshi Goal 2'10'
  • Yoshikawa Goal 3'21'35'
  • Murota Goal 6'15'29'
  • Kato Goal 6'14'26'
  • Morimura Goal 7'
  • Ando Goal 11'
  • Shimizu Goal 14'
  • Nishitani Goal 22'
  • Morioka Goal 26'
  • Nibuya Goal 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 Goal 7'
  • Kato Goal 22'26'32' (pen.)
Report (AFC)
  • Lee Min-yong Goal 10' (pen.)39' (pen.)
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
  • ? Goal 25'
  • ? Goal 29'
  • ? Goal 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 Goal 7'
  • Arthur Goal 16'
Report (JFA)
  • ? Goal 16'
  • ? Goal 39'
Stadium: Pavilhão Polidesportivo Rio Maior
25 August 2021 (2021-08-25) Friendly Argentina  2–1  Japan Jaén, Spain
20:30 *Local time
  • ? Goal 1'
  • ? Goal 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 Goal 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  v
Source (FIFA)
Source (JFA)
 Japan Klaipėda, Lithuania
20:00 EEST (UTC+3) Report (FIFA)
Report (JFA)
Stadium: Švyturys Arena
17 September 2021 (2021-09-17) FIFA Futsal World Cup GS Group E Spain  v
Source (FIFA)
Source (JFA)
 Japan Klaipėda, Lithuania
18:00 EEST (UTC+3) Report (FIFA)
Report (JFA)
Stadium: Švyturys Arena
20 September 2021 (2021-09-20) FIFA Futsal World Cup GS Group E Japan  v
Source (FIFA)
Source (JFA)
 Paraguay Vilnius, Lithuania
18:00 EEST (UTC+3) Report (FIFA)
Report (JFA)
Stadium: Avia Solutions Group Arena

Coaching staff

Current coaching staff

As of 10 September 2021[5][6]
Role Name
Head coach Spain Bruno García Formoso
Assistant coach Japan Kenichiro Kogure
Assistant coach Japan Ryuji Suzuki
Goalkeeping coach Japan Keitaro Uchiyama
Physical coach Japan Tatsuaki Shimoji

Manager history

This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. (September 2021)
As of 29 August 2021
Name Period Matches Wins Draws Losses Winning % Notes
Spain Bruno García Formoso 2016– 0 0 0 0 00.0%

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

Players

Current squad

The following 16 players were called up for the 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup.[7][8]

Caps and goals are correct as of 29 August 2021.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Yushi Sekiguchi (1991-10-24)24 October 1991 (aged 29) Japan Nagoya Oceans
2 1GK Higor Pires (1980-07-07)7 July 1980 (aged 41) Japan Pescadola Machida
16 1GK Daimu Yazawa (1994-02-27)27 February 1994 (aged 27) Japan Vasagey Oita
3 FP Ryuta Hoshi (1992-04-13)13 April 1992 (aged 29) Japan Nagoya Oceans
4 FP Kiyoto Yagi (1994-08-25)25 August 1994 (aged 27) Japan Nagoya Oceans
5 FP Akira Minamoto (1987-01-28)28 January 1987 (aged 34) Japan Fuchu Athletic
6 FP Tomoki Yoshikawa (1989-02-03)3 February 1989 (aged 32) Japan Nagoya Oceans
7 FP Yuki Murota (1992-07-30)30 July 1992 (aged 29) Japan Espolada Hokkaido
8 FP Minami Kato (1986-07-26)26 July 1986 (aged 35) Japan Shriker Osaka
9 FP SHIMIZU Kazuya (1979-04-07)7 April 1979 (aged 42) Spain Córdoba CF Futsal
10 FP Rafael Henmi (1992-07-30)30 July 1992 (aged 29) Portugal Benfica
11 FP Shota Hoshi (1985-11-17)17 November 1985 (aged 35) Japan Bardral Urayasu
12 FP Takashi Morimura (1997-02-06)6 February 1997 (aged 24) Japan Vasagey Oita
13 FP Gensuke Mori (1986-04-29)29 April 1986 (aged 35) Japan Pescadola Machida
14 FP Ryosuke Nishitani (1986-01-31)31 January 1986 (aged 35) Japan Nagoya Oceans
15 FP Oliveira Arthur (1992-12-20)20 December 1992 (aged 28) Japan Nagoya Oceans

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 0 1 0 1
Total 3 8 3 14
*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 To be determined
Total 4/9 14 3 2 9 34 63

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:[9]

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. ^ Futsal World Ranking
  2. ^ "Asian Futsal Championship Overview". RSSSF. Retrieved 2006-11-16.
  3. ^ "FIFA Futsal World Cup Overview". RSSSF. Retrieved 2006-11-16.
  4. ^ "TV放送". JFA.jp (in Japanese). Japan Football Association (JFA). Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Japan Futsal National Team short-listed Squad - Training Camp (5/3-5 @Ibaraki)". www.jfa.jp. Japan Football Association (JFA). 30 April 2021. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Selected Players / Staffs". JFA.jp. Japan Football Association (JFA). September 2021. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  7. ^ "Japan Futsal National Team Squad - FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021™【9/12-10/3】". Japan Football Association (JFA). 25 August 2021. Retrieved 4 September 2021.
  8. ^ "Selected Players / Staffs". JFA.jp. Japan Football Association (JFA). September 2021. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  9. ^ "Futsal World Ranking". Futsalworldranking.com. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
Preceded by2005  Iran Asian Champions2006 (First title) Succeeded by2007  Iran Preceded by2010  Iran Asian Champions2012 (Second title) 2014 (Third title) Succeeded by2016  Iran