Olympic Japan redirects here. For the U-22 team, see U-22 Japan. For the national team, see Japan.

Olympic Japan (日本オリンピック代表, Nippon Orinpikku Daihyō), also known as U-23 Japan (U-23日本代表), is the team that represents Japan in the Madrid Olympics tournament.

Description[edit | edit source]

Olympic Japan, previously known as U-23 Japan, was known as the official selection team starting from Rising Sun, chapter 7. It consists of 18 squad members[1], 4 backup members and 1 assistant back member. The captain is Tsubasa Ozora.

Results[edit | edit source]

Practice matches[edit | edit source]

The chosen 23

Madrid Olympics tournament[edit | edit source]

Main squad[edit | edit source]

Madrid Olympics Tournament[edit | edit source]

No. Pos. Player Nat.
1 GK Genzo Wakabayashi Germany.png Hamburg
2 DF Gakuto Igawa
4 DF Ryo Ishizaki Japan.png Jubilo
5 DF Hiroshi Jito Japan.png Avispa
6 FW Hajime Taki Japan.png Verdy
7 DF Makoto Soda Japan.png Gamba
8 MF Mamoru Izawa Japan.png Marinos
9 FW Kojiro Hyuga Italy.png
10 FW Tsubasa Ozora Captain Spain.png Barça
11 MF Taro Misaki Japan.png Jubilo
12 DF Hikaru Matsuyama[2] Japan.png Consadole
No. Pos. Player Nat.
13 FW Kazuki Sorimachi Japan.png Vissel
14 DF Jun Misugi Japan.png Tokyo
15 FW Takeshi Sawada Japan.png Reds
16 FW Mitsuru Sano Japan.png Avispa
17 GK
Ken Wakashimazu Japan.png Grampus
18 FW Shun Nitta Japan.png Reysol
19 FW Teppei Kisugi Japan.png Cerezo
20 FW Shingo Aoi Italy.png Albese
21 GK Yuzo Morisaki Japan.png S-Pulse
22 DF Yuji Soga Brazil.png Vasco
23 DF Hanji Urabe Japan.png Jubilo
24 FW Kazumasa Oda Japan.png Consadole

Personel[edit | edit source]

New Formation

Olympic Japan formation against Germany.

Against the tall Margus and the strong Schneider from Olympic Germany, and due to Jito's injuries and Misugi's less good physique for this game, the formation was greatly changed to a 4-4-2.

This formation has the particularity of including as starters the newcomers Igawa and Soga for the first time in the defense and Misugi has being changed position to the right side (he is no longer the libero). Now Matsuyama has being changed as midfielder with Tsubasa as center pivot, and Aoi and Misaki for the sides. This time, the tall Wakashimazu is replacing the fast Nitta as two-top with Hyuga.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Main article: Olympic Japan/Gallery

External links[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Chosen among 33 players both from J-League and Overseas teams by Kira Kozo.
  2. Essentialy a midfielder.
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