Japan Under-20
Nickname(s)サムライ・ブルー
(Samurai Blue)
AssociationJapan Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationEAFF (East Asia)
Head coachMasanaga Kageyama
Most capsKoki Ogawa (35)
Top scorerKoki Ogawa (23)
FIFA codeJPN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances10 (first in 1979)
Best resultRunners-up (1999)
AFC U-19 Championship
Appearances40 (first in 1959)
Best resultChampions (2016)

The Japan national under-20 football team is a national association football team of Japan and is controlled by the Japan Football Association.

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

Team for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup

22 March 2017 (2017-03-22) Friendly F91 Dudelange Luxembourg 0–3  Japan Dudelange, Luxembourg
19:00 Takagi Goal 76'
Kubo Goal 81'
Iwasaki Goal 84'
Stadium: Stade Jos Nosbaum
24 March 2017 (2017-03-24) Friendly Germany  2–1  Japan Saarbrücken, Germany
12:00 Goal 6'
Goal 76'
Endo Goal 91' Stadium: Stadion Kieselhumes
26 March 2017 (2017-03-26) Friendly MSV Duisburg Germany 0–4  Japan Duisburg, Germany
11:00 Ogawa Goal 35', 70', 88'
Endo Goal 58'
27 March 2017 (2017-03-27) Friendly Standard Liège Belgium 0–3  Japan Liège, Belgium
16:00 Iwasaki Goal 48'
Kubo Goal 57'
Ogawa Goal 85'
15 May 2017 (2017-05-15) Friendly Japan  3–2  Honduras Fukuroi, Shizuoka, Japan
18:30 Ogawa Goal 15'
Sakai Goal 47' (pen.)
Itakura Goal 63'
Report Goal 18'
Goal 32'
Stadium: Shizuoka Stadium
21 May 2017 (2017-05-21) FIFA U-20 World Cup South Africa  1–2  Japan Suwon, South Korea
17:00 Tomiyasu Goal 7' (o.g.) Report Ogawa Goal 48'
Doan Goal 72'
Stadium: Suwon World Cup Stadium
Attendance: 8,091
Referee: Matt Conger (New Zealand)
24 May 2017 (2017-05-24) FIFA U-20 World Cup Uruguay  2–0  Japan Suwon, South Korea
20:00 Schiappacasse Goal 38'
Olivera Goal 90+1'
Report Stadium: Suwon World Cup Stadium
Attendance: 7,978
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
27 May 2017 (2017-05-27) FIFA U-20 World Cup Japan  2–2  Italy Cheonan, South Korea
20:00 Doan Goal 22', 50' Report Orsolini Goal 3'
Panico Goal 7'
Stadium: Cheonan Stadium
Attendance: 10,003
Referee: Ghead Grisha (Egypt)
30 May 2017 (2017-05-30) FIFA U-20 World Cup Venezuela  1–0 (a.e.t.)  Japan Daejeon, South Korea
17:00 Herrera Goal 108' Report Stadium: Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Attendance: 2,013
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)

Team for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup

4 November 2017 (2017-11-04) 2018 AFC U-19 Qual. Mongolia  0–7  Japan Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
16:00 Report Hara Goal 13'
Tsendjav Goal 37' (o.g.)
Goke Goal 41'
Ando Goal 46'
Unur-Erdene Goal 51' (o.g.)
Taniguchi Goal 67'
Tanaka Goal 86'
Stadium: MFF Football Centre
Attendance: 500
Referee: Sherzod Kasimov (Uzbekistan)
6 November 2017 (2017-11-06) 2018 AFC U-19 Qual. Singapore  0–7  Japan Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
12:00 Report Ito Goal 3', 23'
Nakamura Goal 26'
Goke Goal 32' (pen.)
Tanaka Goal 42'
Tagawa Goal 78' (pen.)
Kawamura Goal 82'
Stadium: MFF Football Centre
Attendance: 20
Referee: Sultan Abdulrazzaq Al-Marzooqi (United Arab Emirates)
8 November 2017 (2017-11-08) 2018 AFC U-19 Qual. Japan  2–1  Thailand Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
12:00 Tagawa Goal 62', 66' Report Chokanan Goal 65' Stadium: MFF Football Centre
Attendance: 30
Referee: Nagor Amir Noor Mohamed (Malaysia)
30 January 2018 (2018-01-30) Friendly Canary Islands Canary Islands 1–2  Japan Maspalomas, Spain
16:00 Goal 48' Report Iijima Goal 44'
Yokoyama Goal 55'
Stadium: Estadio Municipal de Maspalomas
31 January 2018 (2018-01-31) Friendly Czech Republic  0–1  Japan Maspalomas, Spain
16:00 Report Hanya Goal 46' Stadium: Estadio Municipal de Maspalomas
2 February 2018 (2018-02-02) Friendly Spain  2–0  Japan Maspalomas, Spain
18:30 Goal 59'
Goal 87'
Report Stadium: Estadio Municipal de Maspalomas
25 March 2018 (2018-03-25) Friendly Indonesia  1–4  Japan Jakarta, Indonesia
18:30 Goal 90+5' Report Miyashiro Goal 16', 49'
Yamada Goal 48'
Ando Goal 80'
Stadium: Gelora Bung Karno Stadium
13 June 2018 (2018-06-13) Friendly Czech Republic  0–1  Japan Lisbon, Portugal
15:00 Report Yamada Goal 22'
15 June 2018 (2018-06-15) Friendly Portugal  0–1  Japan Lisbon, Portugal
16:00 Report Sakuragawa Goal 87'
17 June 2018 (2018-06-17) Friendly Norway  2–1  Japan Lisbon, Portugal
11:00 Goal 7'
Goal 40'
Report Hirakawa Goal 51'
16 August 2018 (2018-08-16) Friendly Japan  1–0  Australia Fujieda, Japan
18:30 Miyashiro Goal 26' Report Stadium: Fujieda Soccer Stadium
19 August 2018 (2018-08-19) Friendly Japan  1–2  Paraguay Shizuoka, Japan
17:30 Miyashiro Goal 55' Report Goal 53'
Goal 70'
Stadium: Kusanagi Athletic Stadium
3 September 2018 (2018-09-03) Friendly Japan  2–0  Vietnam Narashino, Japan
17:00 Sugawara Goal 48'
Mikuni Goal 81'
Report Stadium: Frontier Soccer Field
7 September 2018 (2018-09-07) Friendly Mexico  1–1  Japan Mexico City, Mexico
10:30 Goal 14' Report Tagawa Goal 31' Stadium: National Training Centre
9 September 2018 (2018-09-09) Friendly Brazil  1–1  Japan Mexico City, Mexico
10:30 Matheus CunhaGoal 52' (pen.) Report Tagawa Goal 60' Stadium: National Training Centre
19 October 2018 (2018-10-19) 2018 AFC U-19 Championship (Group Stage) Japan  5–2  North Korea Cibinong, Indonesia
19:00 K. Saito Goal 8'
Ito Goal 19'
Kubo Goal 65'
Miyashiro Goal 89'
Abe Goal 90+3'
Kye Tam Goal 36'
Kang Kuk-chol Goal 41' (pen.)
Stadium: Pakansari Stadium
22 October 2018 (2018-10-22) 2018 AFC U-19 Championship (Group Stage) Thailand  1–3  Japan Cibinong, Indonesia
19:00 Suphanat Goal 54' Miyashiro Goal 27', 44'
K. Saito Goal 42'
Stadium: Pakansari Stadium
25 October 2018 (2018-10-25) 2018 AFC U-19 Championship (Group Stage) Japan  5–0  Iraq Cibinong, Indonesia
16:00 Taki Goal 10'
Tagawa Goal 27'
Hara Goal 34', 77'
K. Saito Goal 85'
Stadium: Pakansari Stadium
28 October 2018 (2018-10-28) 2018 AFC U-19 Championship (Quarter-finals) Japan  2–0  Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia
19:30 Higashi Goal 40'
Miyashiro Goal 70'
Stadium: Gelora Bung Karno Stadium
1 November 2018 (2018-11-01) 2018 AFC U-19 Championship (Semi-finals) Japan  0–2  Saudi Arabia Cibinong, Indonesia
19:30 Report
Stadium: Pakansari Stadium
Attendance: 311
Referee: Ahmed Al-Ali (Jordan)

2019

23 May 2019 (2019-05-23) FIFA U-20 World Cup (Group Stage) Japan  1–1  Ecuador Bydgoszcz Stadium, Bydgoszcz, Poland
20:30
Report
Attendance: 3,018[1]
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)
26 May 2019 (2019-05-26) FIFA U-20 World Cup (Group Stage) Mexico  0–3  Japan Gdynia Stadium, Gdynia, Poland
15:30 Report
Attendance: 4,930[2]
Referee: Daniel Siebert (Germany)
29 May 2019 (2019-05-29) FIFA U-20 World Cup (Group Stage) Italy  0–0  Japan Bydgoszcz Stadium, Bydgoszcz, Poland
18:00 Report Attendance: 6,702[3]
Referee: Mustapha Ghorbal (Algeria)
4 June 2019 (2019-06-04) FIFA U-20 World Cup (Round of 16) Japan  0–1  South Korea Lublin Stadium, Lublin, Poland
17:30 Report Attendance: 10,021[4]
Referee: Maguette N'Diaye (Senegal)

2021

The 2020 AFC U-19 Championship was cancelled after the draw for the group stage was conducted.[5]

March 2021 2020 AFC U-19 Championship Group Stage Japan  Cancelled  Iraq Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Stadium: Lokomotiv Stadium
March 2021 2020 AFC U-19 Championship Group Stage Bahrain  Cancelled  Japan Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Stadium: Lokomotiv Stadium
March 2021 2020 AFC U-19 Championship Group Stage South Korea  Cancelled  Japan Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Stadium: Lokomotiv Stadium
18 December IBARAKI Next Generation Match 2021 1st Round Kashima Antlers Youth Japan 2–6  Japan Hitachinaka, Japan
11:00
Report (JFA)
Stadium: Hitachinaka Athletics Stadium
19 December IBARAKI Next Generation Match 2021 Final Japan  1–2 Japan U-20 Kanto University Selection Hitachinaka, Japan
14:00
  • Kanta Chiba Goal 41'
Report (JFA) unknown Goal 61', 87' Stadium: Hitachinaka Athletics Stadium

2022

U-19

5–19 September 2023 AFC U-20 Asian Cup qualification Japan  v
5–19 September 2023 AFC U-20 Asian Cup qualification Japan  v
5–19 September 2023 AFC U-20 Asian Cup qualification Japan  v

U-18

22–28 August SBS Cup Japan  v Shizuoka, Japan
22–28 August SBS Cup Japan  v Shizuoka, Japan
22–28 August SBS Cup Japan  v Shizuoka, Japan

Coaching staff

See also: Category:Football managers in Japan

Current coaching staff

As of 18 May 2021[6]
Role Name
Head coach Japan Masanaga Kageyama
Assistant coach Japan Koichi Togashi
Goalkeeping coach Japan Daijiro Takakuwa
Physical coach Japan Atsushi Kanno

Players

Further information: Category:Japan under-20 international footballers

See also: Category:Japan international footballers

Current squad

Following is the 21 member squad for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup announced on 7 May.[7]

Caps and goals accurate up to and including 8 December 2020.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Tomoya Wakahara (1999-12-28) 28 December 1999 (age 22) Japan Kyoto Sanga
2 2DF Shunki Higashi (2000-07-28) 28 July 2000 (age 21) Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima
3 2DF Yuki Kobayashi (2000-07-18) 18 July 2000 (age 21) Japan Vissel Kobe
4 2DF Ayumu Seko (2000-06-07) 7 June 2000 (age 21) Japan Cerezo Osaka
5 2DF Yukinari Sugawara (2000-06-28) 28 June 2000 (age 21) Japan Nagoya Grampus
6 3MF Yuta Goke (1999-06-10) 10 June 1999 (age 22) Japan Vissel Kobe
7 3MF Hiroki Ito (1999-05-12) 12 May 1999 (age 22) Japan Nagoya Grampus
8 3MF Kanya Fujimoto (1999-07-01) 1 July 1999 (age 22) Japan Tokyo Verdy
9 4FW Koki Saito (2001-08-10) 10 August 2001 (age 20) Japan Yokohama FC
10 3MF Mitsuki Saito (1999-01-10) 10 January 1999 (age 23) Japan Shonan Bellmare
11 4FW Kyosuke Tagawa (1999-02-11) 11 February 1999 (age 22) Japan FC Tokyo
12 1GK Shu Mogi (1999-01-15) 15 January 1999 (age 22) Japan Cerezo Osaka
13 4FW Taisei Miyashiro (2000-05-26) 26 May 2000 (age 21) Japan Kawasaki Frontale
14 4FW Jun Nishikawa (2002-02-21) 21 February 2002 (age 19) Japan Cerezo Osaka
15 2DF Toichi Suzuki (2000-05-30) 30 May 2000 (age 21) Japan Shonan Bellmare
16 3MF Kota Yamada (1999-07-10) 10 July 1999 (age 22) Japan Yokohama F. Marinos
17 2DF Kennedy Mikuni (2000-06-23) 23 June 2000 (age 21) Japan Avispa Fukuoka
18 4FW Taichi Hara (1999-05-05) 5 May 1999 (age 22) Japan FC Tokyo
19 2DF Hinata Kida (2000-07-04) 4 July 2000 (age 21) Japan Avispa Fukuoka
20 4FW Keito Nakamura (2000-07-28) 28 July 2000 (age 21) Netherlands FC Twente
21 1GK Zion Suzuki (2002-08-21) 21 August 2002 (age 19) Japan Urawa Red Diamonds

Previous squads

FIFA U-20 World Cup

Records

As of 5 August 2021

Honours

Intercontinental

Runners-Up (1): 1999

Continental

AFC U-19 Championship
Runners-Up (6): 1973, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006

Competitive record

FIFA U-20 World Cup

AFC U-20 Asian Cup

AFC U-20 Asian Cup record
Year Result Pld W D L GF GA
Malaysia 1959 Third place 4 2 0 2 12 11
Malaysia 1960 Third place 4 2 1 1 10 11
Thailand 1961 Group stage 4 0 1 3 4 8
Thailand 1962 Group stage 4 1 0 3 4 9
Malaysia 1963 Group stage 5 1 1 3 8 13
South Vietnam 1964 Group stage 3 0 1 2 1 4
Japan 1965 Group stage 4 2 0 2 8 4
Philippines 1966 Group stage 4 0 0 4 2 13
Thailand 1967 Group stage 3 0 0 3 2 6
South Korea 1968 First round 3 0 1 2 0 6
Thailand 1969 Quarterfinals 3 1 0 2 5 11
Philippines 1970 Fourth place 6 2 1 3 5 13
Japan 1971 Fourth place 6 4 1 1 13 2
Thailand 1972 Quarterfinals 5 2 2 1 12 5
Iran 1973 Runners-up 5 1 2 2 5 6
Thailand 1974 Quarterfinals 4 2 0 2 9 4
Kuwait 1975 Group stage 4 2 0 2 10 5
Thailand 1976 Tie-breaker play-off 4 1 2 1 2 4
Iran 1977 Fourth place 5 1 2 2 8 6
Bangladesh 1978 Group stage 4 1 2 1 8 6
Thailand 1980 Final tournament 4 2 0 2 4 5
Thailand 1982
United Arab Emirates 1985
Saudi Arabia 1986
Qatar 1988 Group stage 3 0 0 3 3 7
Indonesia 1990 Group stage 3 1 1 1 5 4
United Arab Emirates 1992 Third place 5 3 0 2 8 4
Indonesia 1994 Runners-up 6 4 0 2 9 4
South Korea 1996 Fourth place 6 3 1 2 12 6
Thailand 1998 Runners-up 6 3 1 2 18 10
Iran 2000 Runners-up 6 3 1 2 15 8
Qatar 2002 Runners-up 6 4 1 1 11 4
Malaysia 2004 Third place 6 3 0 3 10 3
India 2006 Runners-up 6 3 2 1 12 6
Saudi Arabia 2008 Quarterfinals 4 2 1 1 10 6
China 2010 Quarterfinals 4 3 0 1 11 4
United Arab Emirates 2012 Quarterfinals 4 1 1 2 2 4
Myanmar 2014 Quarterfinals 4 2 1 1 7 5
Bahrain 2016 Champions 6 4 2 0 13 0
Indonesia 2018 Semifinals 5 4 0 1 15 5
Total /40 163 66 29 68 293 232

See also

Japan
Men's
Women's

References

  1. ^ "Match report – Group B – Japan v Ecuador" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Match report – Group B – Mexico v Japan" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Match report – Group B – Italy v Japan" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 29 May 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Match report – Round of 16 – Japan v Korea Republic" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Latest update on AFC Competitions in 2021". Asian Football Confederation. 25 January 2021. Retrieved 30 December 2021.
  6. ^ "U-20 Japan National Team short-listed Squad – Training Camp (3/22-24@Chiba)". www.jfa.jp. Japan Football Association (JFA). 19 March 2021. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  7. ^ "FIFA U-20ワールドカップポーランド2019(5/23~6/15) U-20日本代表 メンバー・スケジュール". jfa.jp (in Japanese). JFA. 7 May 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2019.