Japan announce squad for upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup 2023
The Japanese team made it to the quarterfinals in the 1993 edition
Under the Japan Football Association’s supervision, the national under-17 football team represents the country in association football. The squad won the AFC U-17 Championship in 1994, the AFF U-16 Youth Championship in 2006, and the AFC U-17 Championship in 2012.
The national team is called the Japan national under-16 football squad during the year prior to the FIFA U-17 World Cup, and the Japan national under-15 football team the season after that.
The Japanese national under-17 football team won the AFF U-16 Youth Championship in 2012 in addition to the AFC U-17 Championships in 1994 and 2006. In July, Japan achieved a record-breaking fourth AFC U-17 Asian Cup under Yoshiro Moriyama’s leadership, securing their place in the 10th appearance in the World Cup in Indonesia. The competition kicks off on November 10.
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With a record-breaking fourth AFC U-17 Asian Cup in July, Yoshiro Moriyama led Japan to secure their place in Indonesia for the 10th FIFA U-17 World Cup.
On November 10, the world finals, which are going to be Moriyama’s third world championships as head coach in this age group, will begin. A day later, the Samurai Blue began the tournament against Poland and concluded an intriguing Group D with matches against Senegal and Argentina.
Japan squad ahead of FIFA U-17 World Cup
Goalkeepers: Wataru Goto, Taisei Kambayashi, Alexandre Pisano
Defenders: Haruto Matsumoto, Keita Kosugi, Kaito Tsuchiya, Kotaro Honda, Shotaro Shibata, Shuto Nagano, Katsuma Fuse
Midfielders: Joi Yamamoto, Yotaro Nakajima, Ryunosuke Yada, Ryunosuke Sato, Yumeki Yoshinaga, Gakuto Kawamura
Forwards: Yutaka Michiwaki, Rento Takaoka, Gaku Nawata, Homare Tokuda, Aren Inoue,