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U-20 Japan National Team squad, schedule - FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 (5/20-6/11)

02 May 2017

U-20 Japan National Team squad, schedule - FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 (5/20-6/11)

Staff

Coach: UCHIYAMA Atsushi (JFA Naitonal Coaching Staff)
Assistant Coach: KIMURA Yasuhiko (JFA Naitonal Coaching Staff)
GK Coach: SATO Yohei (JFA Naitonal Coaching Staff)
Conditioning Coach: OGAI Tomohiro (JFA Naitonal Coaching Staff/Ryutsu Keizai University)

Squad

GK
1   KOJIMA Ryosuke (Waseda University)
12   HATANO Go (F.C. Tokyo)
21   YAMAGUCHI Louis Takaji Julien (FC Lorient/France)

DF
4   ITAKURA Kou (Kawasaki Frontale)
3   NAKAYAMA Yuta (Kashiwa Reysol)
6   HATSUSE Ryo (Gamba Osaka)
2   FUJITANI So (Vissel Kobe)
19   FUNAKI Kakeru (Cerezo Osaka)
15   SUGIOKA Daiki (Shonan Bellmare)
5   TOMIYASU Takehiro (Avispa Fukuoka)

MF
10   SAKAI Daisuke (Oita Trinita)
8   MIYOSHI Koji (Kawasaki Frontale)
18   MORISHIMA Tsukasa (Sanfrecce Hiroshima)
17   ICHIMARU Mizuki (Gamba Osaka)
11   ENDO Keita (Yokohama F・Marinos)
7   DOAN Ritsu (Gamba Osaka)
16   HARA Teruki (Albirex Niigata)

FW
9   OGAWA Koki (Jubilo Iwata)
13   IWASAKI Yuto (Kyoto Sanga F.C.)
14   TAGAWA Kyosuke (Sagan Tosu)
20   KUBO Takefusa (F.C. Tokyo U-18)

Training Partner  *5/11-16
DF  TANAKA Riku (Kashiwa Reysol U-18)
MF  ITO Hiroki (Jubilo Iwata U-18)

Additional Call-up (Training Partner) (5/11)

HASHIOKA Daiki
DF Club: Urawa Reds Youth DOB: 17 May 1999 182cm/73kg
*Hashioka will be joined the squad on 12 May. 

Players Change(5/12)

MORISHIMA Tsukasa
MF Club: Sanfrecce Hiroshima Sidelined due to injury

TAKAGI Akito
MF Club: Gamba Osaka DOB: 4 August 1997 175cm/65kg
*Squad number is 18.
*Takagi will be joined the squad on the evening of 12 May. 

Sidelined Player (5/25)

OGAWA Koki
FW Club: Jubilo Iwata Sidelined due to injury

Comments

UCHIYAMA Atsushi, Coach
I have called 83 players in total since I established the team back in 2015. Bearing in mind this two-year buildup, I confidently selected players for the team, who are currently in the best condition to perform. After booking a place in the AFC U-19 Championship six month ago, we have been working on each player’s judgement and flexibility in plays as well as tenaciousness in defence through tours in South America and Germany. We’d like to get through the group stage of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, aiming at the top spot in the knockout stage as a united team. We’d like to go as far as possible to live up to everyone’s expectation.

NISHINO Akira, JFA Technical Director of Technical Committee
In the AFC U-19 Championship last October, we managed to succeed in booking a place in the coming FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017. We’ve been preparing, using our limited time together, through tours in South America and Europe. All the players, who were chosen, are very competitive and have got positions back in their clubs. We’d like to challenge as Asian champions and confidently show the world Japanese football. I expect the players will encounter extraordinary opponents or unpredictable teams. Since players in this generation are to take the initiative in the Olympics and further future for football, I hope they will get a lot of experience, which will have a positive influence on Japanese football. I look forward to their performance.

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Schedule

Thu. 11 May PM Training
Fri. 12 May AM
17:30
Training
Training Match
vs Jubilo Iwata (Yamaha Stadium)
Sat. 13 May  AM Training
Sun. 14 May AM/PM Training
Mon. 15 May AM
18:30
Training
International Friendly Match
vs U-20 Honduras (Ecopa Stadium)
Tue. 16 May AM Training
Wed. 17 May PM Training
Thu. 18 May PM Training
Fri. 19 May PM Training
FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017
Sat. 20 May PM Training
Sun. 21 May 17:00 Group Stage 1st vs U-20 South Africa
(Suwon World Cup Stadium/Suwon)
Mon. 22 May AM Training
Tue. 23 May PM Training
Wed. 24 May 20:00  Group Stage 2nd vs U-20 Uruguay
(Suwon World Cup Stadium/Suwon)
Thu. 25 May TBC Training
Fri. 26 May PM Training
Sat. 27 May 20:00 Group Stage 3rd vs U-20 Italy
(Cheonan Sports Complex/Cheonan)
Tue. 30, Wed. 31 May or Thu. 1 June   Round of 16
Sun. 4 or Mon. 5 June 15:00/18:00
17:00/20:00
Quater Final (Jeonju/Daejeon/Suwon/Cheonan)
Thu. 8 June 17:00/20:00 Semi Final (Daejeon/Jeonju)
Sun. 11 June 15:30/19:00 3rd place play off/Final
(Suwon World Cup Stadium)

*The schedule is subject to change due to the team condition, the weather, etc.
*Local Time

Future Schedule

7/15-23 AFC U-23 Championship China 2018 Qualifiers
(The prior training camp is scheduled for 10 to 14 July.)
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