Japan U23
AssociationJapan Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationEAFF (East Asia)
Head coachGo Oiwa
Most capsKensuke Nagai
Keigo Higashi
Reo Hatate
(31 each)
Top scorerShoya Nakajima (19)
FIFA codeJPN
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Malaysia 1–1 Japan 
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; December 1990)[1]
Biggest win
 Japan 13–0 Philippines 
(Hong Kong; 12 June 1999)
Biggest defeat
 Denmark 6–1 Japan 
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 6 February 1994)
Summer Olympic Games
Appearances7 (first in 1996)
Best resultFourth place (2012, 2020)
Asian Games
Appearances5 (first in 2002)
Best result
Gold medalists (2010)
AFC U-23 Championship
Appearances4 (first in 2013)
Best result
Champions (2016)

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. The head coach is Koichi Togashi. 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 prior. The exception to this is the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which has been postponed for one year, so in 2021, the team will be called the Japan national under-24 football team.

Team image

Nicknames

"サムライ・ブルー (Samurai Blue)" basically refers to the Japan national football team, but the under-23 football team are sometimes referred to as "Young" Samurai Blue. However, in reality, Samurai Blue is not often used.

Rivalries

South Korea

Main article: Japan–South Korea football rivalry

Japan maintains a strong football rivalry with South Korea.

Media coverage

Summer Olympics

Television channel Period Ref.
NHK General TV, NHK Educational TV, NHK BS1, NHK BS4K, NHK BS8K,TV Asahi, BS Asahi 4K, Fuji TV 2021 [2]

AFC U-23 Asian Cup

This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. (July 2021)
Television channel Period Ref.

Friendly and Qualifiers

Television channel Period Ref.
Fuji TV, Nippon TV, TBS, Nittele G+, BS Asahi, TVer 2021

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   Voided or Postponed   Fixture

2021

26 March Saison Card Cup Japan  0–1  Argentina Chōfu, Tokyo, Japan
19:00 UTC+9 Report (JFA)
Report (JFA)
  • Adolfo Gaich Goal 21'
Stadium: Ajinomoto Stadium
Attendance: 8,416
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)
29 March Saison Card Cup Japan  3–0  Argentina Kitakyushu, Japan
19:45 UTC+9
Report (JFA)
Report (JFA)
Stadium: Mikuni World Stadium Kitakyushu
Attendance: 7,302
Referee: C. R. Srikrishna (India)
3 June Unofficial friendly Japan A Japan 3–0  Japan Hokkaido, Japan
19:30 UTC+9
Report (JFA)
Report (JFA)
Stadium: Sapporo Dome
Attendance: 0
Referee: Mohamed Darwish (UAE)
5 June Friendly Japan  6–0  Ghana Fukuoka, Japan
19:25 UTC+9
Report (JFA)
Report (JFA)
Stadium: Best Denki Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Hiroki Kasahara (Japan)
12 June Friendly Japan  4–0  Jamaica Toyota, Aichi, Japan
13:35 UTC+9
Report (JFA)
Report (JFA)
Stadium: Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 4,029
Referee: Yudai Yamamoto (Japan)
12 July Kirin Challenge Cup (Under-24) Japan  3–1  Honduras Osaka, Japan
19:30 UTC+9
Report (JFA)
Report (JFA)
Stadium: Yodoko Sakura Stadium
Attendance: 4,063
Referee: Hiroki Kasahara (Japan)
17 July Kirin Challenge Cup (Under-24) Japan  1–1  Spain Hyogo, Japan
19:20 UTC+9
Report (JFA)
Report (JFA)
Stadium: Noevir Stadium Kobe
Attendance: 4,909
Referee: Yusuke Araki (Japan)
22 July 2020 Summer Olympics GS Group A Japan  1–0  South Africa Tokyo, Japan
20:00 UTC+9
Report (TOCOG)
Report (FIFA)
Report (JFA)
Stadium: Tokyo Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Jesús Valenzuela (Venezuela)
25 July 2020 Summer Olympics GS Group A Japan  2–1  Mexico Saitama, Japan
20:00 UTC+9
Report (TOCOG)
Report (FIFA)
Report (JFA)
Stadium: Saitama Stadium 2002
Attendance: 0
Referee: Artur Soares Dias (Portugal)
28 July 2020 Summer Olympics GS Group A France  0–4  Japan Yokohama, Japan
20:30 UTC+9 Report (TOCOG)
Report (FIFA)
Report (JFA)
Stadium: International Stadium Yokohama
Attendance: 0
Referee: Iván Barton (El Savador)
31 July 2020 Summer Olympics Quarter-finals Japan  0–0 (a.e.t.)
(4–2 p)
 New Zealand Ibaraki, Japan
18:00 UTC+9 Report (TOCOG)
Report (FIFA)
Report (JFA)
Stadium: Kashima Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ismail Elfath (USA)
Penalties
3 August 2020 Summer Olympics Semi-finals Japan  0–1 (a.e.t.)  Spain Saitama, Japan
20:00 UTC+9 Report (TOCOG)
Report (FIFA)
Report (JFA)
Stadium: Saitama Stadium 2002
Attendance: 0
Referee: Kevin Ortega (Peru)
6 August 2020 Summer Olympics Bronze medal match Mexico  3–1  Japan Saitama, Japan
18:00 UTC+9
Report (TOCOG)
Report (FIFA)
Report (JFA)
Stadium: Saitama Stadium 2002
Attendance: 0
Referee: Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia)
26 October 2022 AFC U-23 Asian Cup qualification Group K Japan  4–0  Cambodia Hirono, Japan
13:00 UTC+9 Matsuki Goal 10'
Koda Goal 44'
Hosoya Goal 52'
Nakamura Goal 73'
Report Stadium: J-Village Stadium
28 October 2022 AFC U-23 Asian Cup qualification Group K Hong Kong  0–4  Japan Hirono, Japan
13:00 UTC+9 Report Fujio Goal 14', 49'
Goke Goal 63'
Hosoya Goal 85'
Stadium: J-Village Stadium

2022

U-21

1–19 June AFC U-23 Asian Cup Japan  v Uzbekistan
1–19 June AFC U-23 Asian Cup v  Japan Uzbekistan
1–19 June AFC U-23 Asian Cup v  Japan Uzbekistan
10–25 September Asian Games v  Japan China
10–25 September Asian Games v  Japan China
10–25 September Asian Games v  Japan China

Head-to-head record

As of 28 October 2021

The following table shows Japan under-23 team's all-time international record.

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD Confederation
 Australia 10 4 0 6 17 15 +2 AFC
 Bahrain 2 1 0 1 6 2 +4 AFC
 Cambodia 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6 AFC
 China PR 7 3 0 4 8 5 +3 AFC
 Chinese Taipei 4 4 0 0 15 1 +14 AFC
 Hong Kong 6 5 0 1 15 4 +11 AFC
 Indonesia 3 2 0 0 10 3 +7 AFC
 India 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 AFC
 Iran 5 2 2 1 10 7 +3 AFC
 Iraq 4 1 1 2 4 6 –2 AFC
 Jordan 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 AFC
 Kuwait 5 3 2 0 15 2 +13 AFC
 Lebanon 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 AFC
 Macau 3 3 0 0 21 0 +21 AFC
 Malaysia 17 13 4 0 47 7 +40 AFC
 Myanmar 2 2 0 0 16 0 +16 AFC
   Nepal 5 5 0 0 21 0 +21 AFC
 Oman 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 AFC
 North Korea 2 2 0 0 4 3 +1 AFC
 Qatar 5 2 2 1 5 4 +1 AFC
 Saudi Arabia 5 4 0 1 9 6 +3 AFC
 South Korea 17 5 3 9 21 20 +1 AFC
 Palestine 4 4 0 0 9 1 +8 AFC
 Philippines 3 3 0 0 32 0 +32 AFC
 Pakistan 2 2 0 0 7 2 +5 AFC
 Singapore 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 AFC
 Syria 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 AFC
 Thailand 10 9 0 1 26 3 +23 AFC
 Timor-Leste 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7 AFC
 Uzbekistan 1 0 0 1 0 4 –4 AFC
 United Arab Emirates 5 3 1 1 7 2 +5 AFC
 Vietnam 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 AFC
 Ghana 4 3 0 1 11 2 +9 CAF
 Morocco 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 CAF
 Egypt 6 2 1 3 2 8 –6 CAF
 Angola 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 CAF
 Nigeria 3 0 0 3 5 9 –4 CAF
 South Africa 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 CAF
 Mali 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 CAF
 Mexico 4 1 1 2 6 9 –3 CONCACAF
 United States 3 0 2 1 4 5 –1 CONCACAF
 Canada 1 0 0 1 0 1 –1 CONCACAF
 Costa Rica 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1 CONCACAF
 Jamaica 2 2 0 0 13 0 +13 CONCACAF
 Honduras 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 CONCACAF
 Brazil 5 2 2 1 6 5 +1 CONMEBOL
 Chile 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 CONMEBOL
 Colombia 2 0 1 1 2 4 –2 CONMEBOL
 Venezuela 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 CONMEBOL
 Argentina 3 2 0 1 4 1 +3 CONMEBOL
 Paraguay 1 0 0 1 3 4 –1 CONMEBOL
 Ecuador 1 0 0 1 0 1 –1 CONMEBOL
 Denmark 2 0 1 1 1 6 –5 UEFA
 England 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 UEFA
 Italy 2 0 0 2 2 6 –4 UEFA
 France 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 UEFA
 Greece 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 UEFA
 Kazakhstan 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 UEFA
 Germany 2 1 0 1 7 3 +4 UEFA
 Hungary 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 UEFA
 Portugal 1 0 0 1 0 1 –1 UEFA
 Republic of Ireland 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 UEFA
 Netherlands 1 0 0 1 0 1 –1 UEFA
 Norway 1 0 0 1 2 3 –1 UEFA
 Russia 5 2 2 1 7 5 +2 UEFA
 Spain 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 UEFA
 Sweden 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 UEFA
  Switzerland 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 UEFA
 Slovakia 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 UEFA
 Tunisia 3 1 0 2 4 6 –2 UEFA
 New Zealand 4 2 2 0 9 1 +8 OFC
Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD Confederation

Coaching staff

Current coaching staff

As of 27 December 2021
Role Name
Head coach (u-21) Japan Go Oiwa
Assistant coach Japan Akira Mutō
Role model coach Japan Atsuto Uchida
Goalkeeping coach Japan Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi
Physical coach Japan Yoshiharu Yano

Manager history

This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. (December 2020)
As of 27 December 2021, after the match against  Hong Kong.
Name Period Matches Wins Draws Losses Winning % Notes
Japan Yoshitada Yamaguchi 1990–1992 0 0 0 0 00.0%
Japan Akira Nishino 1993–1996 0 0 0 0 00.0%
France Philippe Troussier 1998–2000 0 0 0 0 00.0%
Japan Masakuni Yamamoto 2002–2004 0 0 0 0 00.0%
Japan Yasuharu Sorimachi 2006–2008 0 0 0 0 00.0%
Japan Takashi Sekizuka 2010–2012 0 0 0 0 00.0%
Japan Makoto Teguramori 2014–2016 0 0 0 0 00.0%
Japan Hajime Moriyasu 2017–2020 0 0 0 0 00.0%
Japan Akinobu Yokouchi 2020 0 0 0 0 00.0%
Japan Hajime Moriyasu 2020–2021 0 0 0 0 00.0%
Japan Koichi Togashi 2021 2 2 0 0 100.0%
Japan Go Oiwa 2021– 0 0 0 0 00.0% [3]

source:[4]

Players

Further information: Category:Olympic footballers of Japan

See also: Category:Japan international footballers

Current squad

The following 23 players were named to the squad for the 2022 AFC U-23 Asian Cup qualification, against  Cambodia and  Hong Kong on 26 and 28 October 2021.

Caps and goals accurate up to and including 6 August 2021 after match against Mexico.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Yuma Obata (2001-11-07) 7 November 2001 (age 20) Japan Vegalta Sendai
12 1GK Masato Sasaki (2002-05-01) 1 May 2002 (age 19) Japan Kashiwa Reysol
23 1GK Mitsuki Sugimoto (2001-08-17) 17 August 2001 (age 20) Japan Rissho University

2 2DF Reon Yamahara (1999-06-08) 8 June 1999 (age 22) Japan Shimizu S-Pulse
3 2DF Taiga Hata (2002-01-20) 20 January 2002 (age 19) Japan Shonan Bellmare
4 2DF Ryotaro Tsunoda (1999-06-27) 27 June 1999 (age 22) Japan Yokohama F. Marinos
5 2DF Seiya Baba (2001-10-24) 24 October 2001 (age 20) Japan Tokyo Verdy
15 2DF Hijiri Kato (2001-09-16) 16 September 2001 (age 20) Japan V-Varen Nagasaki
16 2DF Riku Handa (2002-01-01) 1 January 2002 (age 20) Japan Montedio Yamagata
20 2DF Maaya Sako (2002-12-02) 2 December 2002 (age 19) Japan Fujieda MYFC
22 2DF Anrie Chase (2004-08-24) 24 August 2004 (age 17) Japan Shoshi High School

6 3MF Renji Matsui (2000-02-27) 27 February 2000 (age 21) Japan Hosei University
7 3MF Yuito Suzuki (2001-10-25) 25 October 2001 (age 20) Japan Shimizu S-Pulse
8 3MF Daiki Matsuoka (2001-06-01) 1 June 2001 (age 20) Japan Shimizu S-Pulse
10 3MF Yuta Goke (1999-06-10) 10 June 1999 (age 22) Japan Vissel Kobe
13 3MF Satoshi Tanaka (2002-08-13) 13 August 2002 (age 19) Japan Shonan Bellmare
14 3MF Joel Chima Fujita (2002-02-16) 16 February 2002 (age 19) Japan Tokushima Vortis
17 3MF Kuryu Matsuki (2003-04-30) 30 April 2003 (age 18) Japan Aomori Yamada High School
19 3MF Jiro Nakamura (2003-08-22) 22 August 2003 (age 18) Japan Gamba Osaka U-23
21 3MF Hidemasa Koda (2003-10-02) 2 October 2003 (age 18) Japan Nagoya Grampus U-18

9 4FW Mao Hosoya (2001-09-07) 7 September 2001 (age 20) Japan Kashiwa Reysol
11 4FW Kein Sato (2001-07-11) 11 July 2001 (age 20) Japan Meiji University
18 4FW Shota Fujio (2001-05-02) 2 May 2001 (age 20) Japan Mito HollyHock

(Players are listed within position group by order of seniority, kit number, caps, goals, and then alphabetically)

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up to a under-23 squad in the past 12 months.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1GK Kosei Tani (2000-11-22) 22 November 2000 (age 21) Japan Shonan Bellmare
1GK Keisuke Osako (1999-07-28) 28 July 1999 (age 22) Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima
1GK Zion Suzuki (2002-08-21) 21 August 2002 (age 19) Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
1GK Yuya Oki (1999-08-22) 22 August 1999 (age 22) Japan Kashima Antlers

2DF Reo Hatate (1997-11-21) 21 November 1997 (age 24) Scotland Celtic
2DF Takehiro Tomiyasu (1998-11-05) 5 November 1998 (age 23) England Arsenal
2DF Daiki Hashioka (1999-05-17) 17 May 1999 (age 22) Belgium Sint-Truidense
2DF Ayumu Seko (2000-06-07) 7 June 2000 (age 21) Japan Cerezo Osaka
2DF Teruki Hara (1998-07-30) 30 July 1998 (age 23) Japan Shimizu S-Pulse
2DF Tsuyoshi Watanabe (1997-02-05) 5 February 1997 (age 24) Belgium Kortrijk
2DF Taiyo Koga (1998-10-28) 28 October 1998 (age 23) Japan Kashiwa Reysol
2DF Yukinari Sugawara (2000-06-28) 28 June 2000 (age 21) Netherlands AZ

3MF Takefusa Kubo (2001-06-04) 4 June 2001 (age 20) Spain Mallorca
3MF Ritsu Dōan (1998-06-16) 16 June 1998 (age 23) Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
3MF Ao Tanaka (1998-09-10) 10 September 1998 (age 23) Germany Fortuna Dusseldorf
3MF Shunta Tanaka (1997-05-26) 26 May 1997 (age 24) Japan Consadole Sapporo
3MF Kota Watanabe (1998-10-18) 18 October 1998 (age 23) Japan Yokohama F. Marinos
3MF Keita Endo (1997-01-22) 22 January 1997 (age 24) Germany Union Berlin

4FW Ayase Ueda (1998-08-28) 28 August 1998 (age 23) Japan Kashima Antlers
4FW Daizen Maeda (1997-10-20) 20 October 1997 (age 24) Scotland Celtic
4FW Ryotaro Meshino (1998-06-18) 18 June 1998 (age 23) Portugal Estoril
4FW Kyosuke Tagawa (1999-02-11) 11 February 1999 (age 22) Japan FC Tokyo

INJ Withdrew due to injury
PRE Preliminary squad / standby
RET Retired from the national team
SUS Serving suspension
WD Player withdrew from the squad due to non-injury issue.

(Players are listed within position group by order of latest call-up, seniority, caps, goals, and then alphabetically)

Previous squads

Bold indicates winning squads
Olympic Games
AFC U-23 Asian Cup
Asian Games

Records

Further information: Category:Olympic footballers of Japan

See also: Category:Japan international footballers

As of 6 August 2021
Players in bold are still active, at least at club level.
Caps and goals is calculated by all national team level include U21, U22, and U23.

Competitive record

  Champions    Runners-up    Third place    Fourth place  

Olympic Games

Main article: Japan at the Olympics

See also: Football at the Summer Olympics

A match vs Spain at the 2012 Summer Olympics at Glasgow in the United Kingdom
A match vs Spain at the 2012 Summer Olympics at Glasgow in the United Kingdom
Summer Olympics record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
19081988 See Japan national team
Spain 1992 Did Not Qualify
United States 1996 Group Stage 9th 3 2 0 1 4 4
Australia 2000 Quarter-finals 5th 4 2 1 1 6 5
Greece 2004 Group Stage 13th 3 1 0 2 6 7
China 2008 Group Stage 15th 3 0 0 3 1 4
United Kingdom 2012 Fourth Place 4th 6 3 1 2 6 5
Brazil 2016 Group Stage 10th 3 1 1 1 7 7
Japan 2020 Fourth Place 4th 6 3 1 2 8 5
France 2024 To be Determined
United States 2028
Total Fourth Place 7/7 28 12 4 12 38 38

Match history

Summer Olympics history
Year Round Opponent Score Result
1996 Group stage  Brazil 1–0 Win
Group stage  Nigeria 0–2 Loss
Group stage  Hungary 3–2 Win
2000 Group stage  South Africa 2–1 Win
Group stage  Slovakia 2–1 Win
Group stage  Brazil 0–1 Loss
Quarter-finals  United States 2–2 Draw
2004 Group stage  Paraguay 3–4 Loss
Group stage  Italy 2–3 Loss
Group stage  Ghana 1–0 Win
2008 Group stage  United States 0–1 Loss
Group stage  Nigeria 1–2 Loss
Group stage  Netherlands 0–1 Loss
2012 Group stage  Spain 1–0 Win
Group stage  Morocco 1–0 Win
Group stage  Honduras 0–0 Draw
Quarter-finals  Egypt 3–0 Win
Semi-finals  Mexico 1–3 Loss
Bronze Play-off  South Korea 0–2 Loss
2016 Group stage  Nigeria 4–5 Loss
Group stage  Colombia 2–2 Draw
Group stage  Sweden 1–0 Win
2020 Group stage  South Africa 1–0 Win
Group stage  Mexico 2–1 Win
Group stage  France 4–0 Win
Quarter-finals  New Zealand 0–0 4–2 Draw Win
Semi-finals  Spain 0–1 Loss
Bronze Play-off  Mexico 1–3 Loss

AFC U-23 Asian Cup

See also: AFC U-23 Asian Cup

AFC U-23 Asian Cup record Qualifier record
Year Result Position GP W D L GS GA GP W D L GS GA
Oman 2013 Quarter-finals 7 4 1 2 1 8 5 5 5 0 0 20 2
Qatar 2016 Champions 1 6 6 0 0 15 4 3 3 0 0 10 0
China 2018 Quarter-finals 5 4 3 0 1 5 5 3 3 0 0 11 2
Thailand 2020 Group Stage 15 3 0 1 2 3 5 3 3 0 0 21 0
Uzbekistan 2022 Qualified 2 2 0 0 8 0
Total 5/5 Champions 17 10 3 4 31 19 16 16 0 0 70 4

Match history

AFC U-23 Asian Cup history
Year Round Opponent Score Result
2013 Group Stage  Iran 3–3 Draw
Group Stage  Kuwait 0–0 Draw
Group Stage  Australia 4–0 Win
Quarter-finals  Iraq 0–1 Loss
2016 Group Stage  North Korea 1–0 Win
Group Stage  Thailand 4–0 Win
Group Stage  Saudi Arabia 2–1 Win
Quarter-finals  Iran 3–0 Win
Semi-finals  Iraq 2–1 Win
Final  South Korea 3–2 Win
2018 Group Stage  Palestine 1–0 Win
Group Stage  Thailand 1–0 Win
Group Stage  North Korea 3–1 Win
Quarter-finals  Uzbekistan 0–4 Loss
2020 Group Stage  Saudi Arabia 1–2 Loss
Group Stage  Syria 1–2 Loss
Group Stage  Qatar 1–1 Draw

Asian Games

Main article: Japan at the Asian Games

See also: Football at the Asian Games

Asian Games record
Hosts / Year Result Position GP W D L GS GA
South Korea 2002  Silver 2 6 5 0 1 13 4
Qatar 2006 Round 1 11 3 2 0 1 5 4
China 2010  Gold 1 7 7 0 0 17 1
South Korea 2014 Quarter-finals 6 5 3 0 2 10 5
Indonesia 2018  Silver 2 7 5 0 2 10 4
China 2022 To be Determined
Japan 2026
Total 5/5  Gold 28 22 0 6 55 18

Match history

Asian Games history
Year Round Opponent Score Result
2002 Round 1  Palestine 2–0 Win
Round 1  Bahrain 5–2 Win
Round 1  Uzbekistan 1–0 Win
Quarter-finals  China PR 1–0 Win
Semi-finals  Thailand 3–0 Win
Final  Iran 1–2 Loss
2006 Round 1  Pakistan 3–2 Win
Round 1  Syria 1–0 Win
Round 1  North Korea 1–2 Loss
2010 Round 1  China PR 3–0 Win
Round 1  Malaysia 2–0 Win
Round 1  Kyrgyzstan 3–0 Win
Round 2  India 5–0 Win
Quarter-finals  Thailand 1–0 Win
Semi-finals  Iran 2–1 Win
Final  UAE 1–0 Win
2014 Round 1  Kuwait 4–1 Win
Round 1  Iraq 1–3 Loss
Round 1    Nepal 4–0 Win
Round 2  Palestine 4–0 Win
Quarter-finals  South Korea 0–1 Loss
2018 Round 1    Nepal 1–0 Win
Round 1  Pakistan 4–0 Win
Round 1  Vietnam 0–1 Loss
Round 2  Malaysia 1–0 Win
Quarter-finals  Saudi Arabia 2–1 Win
Semi-finals  UAE 1–0 Win
Final  South Korea 1–2 Loss

See also

National teams
Men's
Women's

References

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