Japan national under-20 football team

national association football team

The Japan national under-20 football team is a national association football team of Japan and is controlled by the Japan Football Association.

Japan Under-20
Nickname(s)サムライ・ブルー
(Samurai Blue)
AssociationJapan Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationEAFF (East Asia)
Head coachMasanaga Kageyama
FIFA codeJPN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Appearances10 (first in 1979)
Best resultRunners-up (1999)
AFC U-19 Championship
Appearances40 (first in 1959)
Best resultChampions (2016)

HonoursEdit

IntercontinentalEdit

Runners-Up (1): 1999

ContinentalEdit

AFC U-19 Championship
Runners-Up (6): 1973, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA U-20 World CupEdit

AFC U-20 Asian CupEdit

Finals record
Year Result Pld W D L GF GA
  1959 Third place 4 2 0 2 12 11
  1960 Third place 4 2 1 1 10 11
  1961 Group stage 4 0 1 3 4 8
  1962 Group stage 4 1 0 3 4 9
  1963 Group stage 5 1 1 3 8 13
  1964 Group stage 3 0 1 2 1 4
  1965 Group stage 4 2 0 2 8 4
  1966 Group stage 4 0 0 4 2 13
  1967 Group stage 3 0 0 3 2 6
  1968 First round 3 0 1 2 0 6
  1969 Quarterfinals 3 1 0 2 5 11
  1970 Fourth place 6 2 1 3 5 13
  1971 Fourth place 6 4 1 1 13 2
  1972 Quarterfinals 5 2 2 1 12 5
  1973 Runners-up 5 1 2 2 5 6
  1974 Quarterfinals 4 2 0 2 9 4
  1975 Group stage 4 2 0 2 10 5
  1976 Tie-breaker play-off 4 1 2 1 2 4
  1977 Fourth place 5 1 2 2 8 6
  1978 Group stage 4 1 2 1 8 6
  1980 Final tournament 4 2 0 2 4 5
  1982
  1985
  1986
  1988 Group stage 3 0 0 3 3 7
  1990 Group stage 3 1 1 1 5 4
  1992 Third place 5 3 0 2 8 4
  1994 Runners-up 6 4 0 2 9 4
  1996 Fourth place 6 3 1 2 12 6
  1998 Runners-up 6 3 1 2 18 10
  2000 Runners-up 6 3 1 2 15 8
  2002 Runners-up 6 4 1 1 11 4
  2004 Third place 6 3 0 3 10 3
  2006 Runners-up 6 3 2 1 12 6
  2008 Quarterfinals 4 2 1 1 10 6
  2010 Quarterfinals 4 3 0 1 11 4
  2012 Quarterfinals 4 1 1 2 2 4
  2014 Quarterfinals 4 2 1 1 7 5
  2016 Champions 6 4 2 0 13 0
  2018 Semifinals 5 4 0 1 15 5
Total /40 163 66 29 68 278 227

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