Japan national futsal team

Last updated
Japan
Nickname(s)サムライ・ファイブ
(Samurai Five)
Association Japan Football Association
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Bruno García Formoso
FIFA code JPN
FIFA ranking 16 (12 May 2020) [1]
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Home colours
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Away colours
First international
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 3–0 Japan  Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
(Rotterdam, Netherlands, 6 January 1989)
Biggest win
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 18–0 Guam  Flag of Guam.svg
(Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 24 May 2005)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 16–0 Japan  Flag of Japan.svg
(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 Med 1.png Champions, (2006, 2012, 2014)
EAFF Futsal Championship
Appearances1 (First in 2009 )
Best result Med 2.png 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]

Contents

Team image

Nicknames

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

Results and fixtures

Legend

  Win  Draw  Lose  Fixtures

2019

22 October 2020 AFC Futsal Championship qualification Macau  Flag of Macau.svg2–17Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Ordos Sports Centre, Ordos
13:00
  • Ho Wai Tong Soccerball shade.svg 7'
  • Fong Chi Wa Soccerball shade.svg 22'
Report
  • Hoshi Soccerball shade.svg 2', 10'
  • Yoshikawa Soccerball shade.svg 3', 21', 35'
  • Murota Soccerball shade.svg 6', 15', 29'
  • Kato Soccerball shade.svg 6', 14', 26'
  • Morimura Soccerball shade.svg 7'
  • Ando Soccerball shade.svg 11'
  • Shimizu Soccerball shade.svg 14'
  • Nishitani Soccerball shade.svg 22'
  • Morioka Soccerball shade.svg 26'
  • Nibuya Soccerball shade.svg 36'
Attendance: 100
Referee: Nurdin Bukuev (Kyrgyzstan)
24 October 2020 AFC Futsal Championship qualification Japan  Flag of Japan.svg4–2Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Ordos Sports Centre, Ordos
13:00
  • Murota Soccerball shade.svg 7'
  • Kato Soccerball shade.svg 22', 26', 32' (pen.)
Report
  • Lee Min-yong Soccerball shade.svg 10' (pen.), 39' (pen.)
Attendance: 200
Referee: Abdallah Ghaith (Lebanon)

2021

19 August Friendly Japan  Flag of Japan.svgv TBD Shizuoka, Japan
Report
(JFA)
Stadium: Hamamatsu Arena
22 August Friendly Japan  Flag of Japan.svgv TBD Ōita, Japan
Report
(JFA)
Stadium: Beppu B-con Plaza

Coaching staff

PositionName
Head Coach Flag of Spain.svg Bruno Garcia Formoso
Assistant Coach Flag of Japan.svg Kenichiro Kogure
Assistant Coach Flag of Japan.svg Takakuwa Daijiro
Goalkeeper Coach Flag of Japan.svg Keitaro Uchiyama

Players

Current squad

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)Club
11 GK Yushi Sekiguchi (1991-10-24)24 October 1991 (aged 26) Flag of Japan.svg Nagoya Oceans
21 GK Higor Pires (1980-07-07)7 July 1980 (aged 37) Flag of Japan.svg Pescadola Machida
161 GK Daimu Yazawa (1994-02-27)27 February 1994 (aged 23) Flag of Japan.svg Fugador Sumida
3 FP Yuki Murota (1992-04-13)13 April 1992 (aged 25) Flag of Japan.svg Pescadola Machida
4 FP Koichi Saito (1994-08-25)25 August 1994 (aged 23) Flag of Japan.svg Nagoya Oceans
5 FP Minamoto Akira (1987-01-28)28 January 1987 (aged 31) Flag of Japan.svg Fuchu Athletic
6 FP Tomoki Yoshikawa (1989-02-03)3 February 1989 (aged 28) Flag of Japan.svg Nagoya Oceans
7 FP Rafael Henmi (1992-07-30)30 July 1992 (aged 25) Flag of Portugal.svg Benfica
8 FP Manabu Takita (1986-07-26)26 July 1986 (aged 31) Flag of Japan.svg Pescadola Machida
9 FP Kaoru Morioka (1979-04-07)7 April 1979 (aged 38) Flag of Japan.svg Pescadola Machida
10 FP Kazuhiro Nibuya (1987-12-13)13 December 1987 (aged 30) Flag of Japan.svg Vasagey Oita
11 FP Shota Hoshi (1985-11-17)17 November 1985 (aged 32) Flag of Japan.svg Bardral Urayasu
12 FP Kazuya Shimizu (1997-02-06)6 February 1997 (aged 20) Flag of Vietnam.svg Thái Sơn Nam FC
13 FP Tomoaki Watanabe (1986-04-29)29 April 1986 (aged 31) Flag of Japan.svg Fuchu Athletic
14 FP Ryosuke Nishitani (1986-01-31)31 January 1986 (aged 32) Flag of Japan.svg Nagoya Oceans
15 FP Minami Kato (1992-12-20)20 December 1992 (aged 25) Flag of Japan.svg Shriker Osaka

Previous squads

Competitive record

Summary

EventGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Futsal Asian Cup 36211
Asian Indoor Games 0112
East Asian Championship 0101
Total38314
*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

FIFA Futsal World Cup record
YearRoundPldWDLGSGA
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 1989 Group Stage3003311
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg 1992 Did Not Qualify
Flag of Spain.svg 1996
Flag of Guatemala.svg 2000
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg 2004 Group Stage3012511
Flag of Brazil.svg 2008 Group Stage42021324
Flag of Thailand.svg 2012 Round of 1641121317
Flag of Colombia.svg 2016 Did Not Qualify
Flag of Lithuania.svg 2020 To be determined
Total4/9143293463

AFC Futsal Asian Cup

Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games record
YearRoundPldWD*LGSGA
Flag of Thailand.svg 2005 Did not enter
Flag of Macau.svg 2007 Quarter Final421162
Flag of Vietnam.svg 2009 Quarter Final31021011
Flag of South Korea.svg 2013 Runners-up54011915
Flag of Turkmenistan.svg 2017 Third Place53201911
Total4/51710345439

EAFF Futsal Championship

EAFF Futsal Championship record
YearRoundPldWD*LGSGA
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2009 Runners-up5401329
Flag of Vietnam.svg 2013 Did not enter
Total1/25401329

Grand Prix de Futsal

Grand Prix de Futsal record
YearRoundPldWD*LGSGA
Flag of Brazil.svg 2005 Did not enter
Flag of Brazil.svg 2006
Flag of Brazil.svg 2007
Flag of Brazil.svg 2008
Flag of Brazil.svg 2009
Flag of Brazil.svg 2010
Flag of Brazil.svg 2011
Flag of Brazil.svg 2013 Eighth Place4004819
Flag of Brazil.svg 2014 Did not enter
Flag of Brazil.svg 2015
Flag of Brazil.svg 2017 TBD------
Total1/114004819

Futsal Confederations Cup

Futsal Confederations Cup record
YearRoundPldWD*LGSGA
Flag of Libya (1977-2011).svg 2009 Did not enter
Flag of Brazil.svg 2013
Flag of Kuwait.svg 2014 Sixth Place310269
Total1/3310269

See also

Japan
Men's
Women's

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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. フットサル日本代表 メンバー・スケジュール 国際親善試合 アルゼンチン代表戦 (in Japanese). jfa.jp. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
Preceded by
2005
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran
Asian Champions
2006 (First title)
Succeeded by
2007
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran
Preceded by
2010
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran
Asian Champions
2012 (Second title)
2014 (Third title)
Succeeded by
2016
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran