(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[ed