Japan national under-20 football team

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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)

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

Honours[change | change source]

Intercontinental[change | change source]

Runners-Up (1): 1999

Continental[change | change source]

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

Competitive record[change | change source]

FIFA U-20 World Cup[change | change source]

AFC U-20 Asian Cup[change | change source]

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

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