Japan national futsal team

Nickname(s) サムライ・ファイブ
(Samurai Five)
Association Japan Football Association
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Spain Bruno Garcia Formoso
FIFA ranking 14 (24 August 2016)[1]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 Belgium 3 – 0 Japan 
(Rotterdam, Netherlands, 6 January 1989)
Biggest win
 Japan 18 – 0 Guam 
(Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 24 May 2005)
Biggest defeat
 Spain 16 – 0 Japan 
(Torrejon de Ardoz, Spain, 29 March 2002)
World Cup
Appearances 4 (First in 1989)
Best result Round of 16, (2012)
AFC Futsal Championship
Appearances 14 (First in 1999)
Best result Champions, (2006, 2012, 2014)
EAFF Futsal Championship
Appearances 1 (First in 2009)
Best result Runners-up, (2009)
Confederations Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 2014)
Best result 6th place, (2014)
Grand Prix de Futsal
Appearances 1 (First in 2013)
Best result 8th 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]

Competitive records

FIFA Futsal World Cup

FIFA World Cup record
Year Round Pld W D L GS GA
Netherlands 1989Group Stage3003311
Hong Kong 1992Did Not Qualify------
Spain 1996Did Not Qualify------
Guatemala 2000Did Not Qualify------
Chinese Taipei 2004Group Stage3012511
Brazil 2008Group Stage42021324
Thailand 2012Round of 1641121317
Colombia 2016Did Not Qualify-----

AFC Futsal Championship

Asian Championship record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA
Malaysia 1999Fourth Place51311818
Thailand 2000Fourth Place63033626
Iran 2001Fourth Place72142529
Indonesia 2002Runners-up76012010
Iran 2003Runners-up6501379
Macau 2004Runners-up76014910
Vietnam 2005Runners-up8701489
Uzbekistan 2006Champions5500358
Japan 2007Runners-up65014112
Thailand 2008Third Place6501259
Uzbekistan 2010Third Place65012610
United Arab Emirates 2012Champions6600255
Vietnam 2014Champions6411287
Uzbekistan 2016Seventh Place53112112

Futsal at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA
Thailand 2005Did not enter------
Macau 2007Quarter Final421162
Vietnam 2009Quarter Final31021011
South Korea 2013Runners-up54011915

EAFF Futsal Championship

East Asian Championship record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA
China 2009Runners-up5401329
Vietnam 2013Did not enter------

Grand Prix de Futsal

Grand Prix de Futsal record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA
Brazil 2005Did not enter------
Brazil 2006Did not enter------
Brazil 2007Did not enter------
Brazil 2008Did not enter------
Brazil 2009Did not enter------
Brazil 2010Did not enter------
Brazil 2011Did not enter------
Brazil 2013Eighth Place4004819
Brazil 2014Did not enter------
Brazil 2015Did not enter------
Brazil 2016TBD------

Futsal Confederations Cup

Confederations Cup record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA
Libya 2009Did not enter------
Brazil 2013Did not enter------
Kuwait 2014Sixth Place310269
*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.


Current squad

The following 14 players were called up for the 2016 Thailand Five's (friendly tournament) in Thailand between 20-23 August 2016.[4]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Iwanaga Taiki Japan Vasagey Oita
2 1GK Saka Keisuke Japan Espolada Hokkaido

5 FP Minamoto Akira (1987-01-28) 28 January 1987 Japan Fuchu Athletic FC
10 FP Nibuya Kazuhiro (1987-12-13) 13 December 1987 Japan Vasagey Oita
3 FP Yoneda Yoshitaka Japan Tama University Futsal Club
11 FP Shimizu Kazuya (1997-02-06) 6 February 1997 Japan Fugador Sumida
8 FP Ito Keita Japan Pescadola Machida
4 FP Obata Kiichi Japan Espolada Hokkaido
7 FP Udagawa Yuto Italy C.S. Gisinti Pistoia
9 FP Wakiyama Ren Japan Nagoya Oceans
6 FP Uematsu Koto Japan Shonan Bellmare futsal
12 FP Yamagiri Shogo Japan Agleymina Hamamatsu
13 FP Matsubara Tomohiro Japan Nagoya Oceans
14 FP Yamada Jiei Japan Deução Kobe

See also


Preceded by
Asian Champions
2006 (First title)
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Asian Champions
2012 (Second title)
2014 (Third Title)
Succeeded by
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