(December 2020) Matches Wins Draws Losses Winning% Notes Yoshitada Yamaguchi 1990–1992 00. 0% Akira Nishino 1993–1996 Philippe Troussier 1998–2000 Masakuni Yamamoto 2002–2004 Yasuharu Sorimachi 2006–2008 Takashi Sekizuka 2010–2012 Makoto Teguramori 2014–2016 Hajime Moriyasu 2017–2020 Akinobu Yokouchi 2020 2020–2021 Koichi Togashi 100. 0% Go Oiwa 2021–2022 77. 8%  Lee Woo-young 2022- source: Players On the following lists, each player's age and club on the squad lists refers to the release date of the call-ups of each under-23 section. However, the recent call-ups section does not utilize this method. Current U-23 squad The following players were called up for a friendly match against Cambodia on 23 September 2022.
We are required to deal with those aspects. They will try to do everything they can to advance to the knockout stage, but Japan can improve ourselves even further by successfully dealing with them and defeating them. We are expecting to change the line-up from the second match and also the system from the one for the last two matches. With those changes we may be able to confuse the opponents we face in the knockout stage, but that will be truly relevant after we beat Saudi Arabia. Our top spot has been already secured, but even so we can’t afford to lose.
The team won the gold medal at the 2010 Asian Games and were champions in the 2016 AFC U-23 Championship. 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.
Japan Time). The overall depth of the squad should be on full display for the third straight victory. Coach and Players' Comments TEGURAMORI Makoto, CoachThe strongest point of Saudi Arabia is something that we can call their instinctive plays. It is the way they attack simply toward goal. They do not mind making the flow of the match wide open, and also they don’t hesitate to play physical.
 Current U-22 squad The following players were called up for the 2022 AFC U-23 Asian Cup qualification, where they played against Cambodia and Hong Kong, on October 2021.  Current U-21 squad The following players were called up for friendly matches against Switzerland and Italy on 22 and 26 September 2022, respectively.  Recent U-23, U-22, and U-21 call-ups The following players have been called up to a under-23, under-22, or under-21 squad in the past 12 months.
Between the drills, coach Teguramori and conditioning coach HAYAKAWA Naoki kept discussing the optimum intensity for each drill and each player. They certainly plan in detail how much each player needs to play and practise based on the team objective of “winning the tournament by winning all six matches” according to Teguramori.
Rivalries South Korea 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  AFC U-23 Asian Cup This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. (March 2022) TBA 2022 Friendly and Qualifiers Dubai Cup U-23 CS TV Asahi Channel 2  Fuji TV, Nippon TV, TBS, Nittele G+, BS Asahi, TVer Results and fixtures Legend Win Draw Lose Fixture 2021 U-22 Fixtures & Results (U-24 2021), JFA.
jp 2022 U-23 Fixtures & Results (U-23), JFA. jp U-21 Fixtures & Results (U-21), JFA. jp Head-to-head record As of 18 June 2022, after the match against Australia. The following table shows Japan under-23 team's all-time international record. Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD Confederation Australia 11 5 0 6 20 15 +5 AFC Bahrain 2 1 +4 Cambodia +6 China 7 3 4 8 +3 Chinese Taipei +14 Hong Kong +11 Indonesia 10 +7 India +1 Iran Iraq –2 Jordan Kuwait +13 Lebanon Macau 21 +21 Malaysia 17 13 47 +40 Myanmar 16 +16 Nepal Oman North Korea Qatar Saudi Arabia 9 South Korea 18 24 Palestine +8 Philippines 32 +32 Pakistan Singapore Syria Tajikistan Thailand 26 +23 Timor-Leste Uzbekistan –6 United Arab Emirates Vietnam Angola CAF Egypt Ghana +9 Mali Morocco Nigeria –4 South Africa Tunisia Canada –1 CONCACAF Costa Rica Honduras +2 Jamaica Mexico –3 United States Argentina CONMEBOL Brazil Chile Colombia Ecuador Paraguay Venezuela Croatia UEFA Denmark –5 England Italy France Germany Greece Hungary Kazakhstan Netherlands Norway Portugal Republic of Ireland Russia Spain Slovakia Sweden Switzerland New Zealand OFC Coaching staff Current coaching staff As of 17 March 2022 Role Name Head coach Lee Woo-young (JFA National Coaching Staff) Assistant coach Kenji Haneda (JFA National Coaching Staff) Goalkeeper coach Yukiya Hamano (JFA National Coaching Staff) Physical coach Yoshiharu Yano (JFA National Coaching Staff) Technical staff Shigeyuki Ochi (JFA Technical House) Daisuke Sugawara (JFA Technical House) Manager history This section needs expansion.
DF #2 MATSUBARA Ken (Albirex Niigata)Coach Teguramori said before the first match that he wanted me to focus on bringing up my conditioning and targeting at the third match. Since the training camp in November last year, he has cared about my conditioning so attentively. My conditioning has got better for sure. So I want to show my strengths such as feeding crosses and outrunning opponents in the third match. Middle Eastern countries tend to have their wingers so wide that I want to try to intercept their side-changes.
In addition, MUROYA Sei, who injured his left leg in the same match, did not join the team practice and instead focused on light running workout. ENDO Wataru and IWANAMI Takuya also left the rest of the squad after they finished the warm-up 7-on-2 passing drill, because those two players were on the pitch for the entire two straight matches. Endo and Iwanami changed their shoes from cleats to running shoes to engage in lighter jogs and stretching before calling it the day. Other field players moved on to another passing drill with the squad divided into two 8-man groups. The trademark drill of this team incorporates vertical passes that can be a starting point of attacks and combination work between multiple players.
After that, the offensive tactics to build up from centre-backs all the way to finishes were reviewed as well. As coach Teguramori instructed on ball movement, the squad exhibited a variety of formations to break down the opposing defence. Their individual creativity helped the flow of the offence be even smoother and quicker. In the specific drill to work on how to finish off crosses from the sides, strikers such as KUBO Yuya and midfielders including NAKAJIMA Shoya were seen striking fierce shots taking advantage of feeds from MATSUBARA Ken, YAMANAKA Ryosuke, KAMEKAWA Masashi and other full-backs.
Japan national under-23 football team - Wikipedia Language · Watch · Edit. The Japan national under-23 football team（Japanese: U-23サッカー日本代表）is a national 29 March Dubai Cup U-23 Placement match · Saudi
U-23 Japan National Team preparing for Saudi Arabia matchStarting from 5:35 p. m. local time (11:35 p. Japan Time) on 18 January, U-23 Japan National Team, who are currently at the AFC U-23 Championship Qatar 2016 (Rio de Janeiro Olympics Asian Qualifiers Final Round), had an official practice at Suhaim Bin Hamad Stadium, the venue for next match against Saudi Arabia. Since each player’s total playing time varies after finishing the past two matches that took place only with two days in between, the day’s practice was adjusted to their current physical conditions. Coach TEGURAMORI Makoto had SUZUKI Musashi separately stay at hotel resting due to the hip joint injury he suffered in the Thailand match on 16.
Japan national under-23 football team - WikipediaJapan U23AssociationJapan Football AssociationConfederationAFC (Asia)Sub-confederationEAFF (East Asia)Head coachLee Woo-youngMost capsKensuke NagaiKeigo HigashiReo Hatate(31 each)Top scorerShoya Nakajima (19)FIFA codeJPN First colours Second colours First international Malaysia 1–1 Japan (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; December 1990)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 GamesAppearances7 (first in 1996)Best resultFourth place (2012, 2020)Asian GamesAppearances5 (first in 2002)Best result Gold medalists (2010)AFC U-23 ChampionshipAppearances5 (first in 2013)Best result Champions (2016) The Japan national under-23 football team（Japanese: U-23サッカー日本代表）is a national association football youth team of Japan and is controlled by the Japan Football Association.
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