Olympic Japan
Olympic Japan
Japanese 日本オリンピック代表
Nickname J-boys
Samurai Blue
Captain Tsubasa Ozora
Cups 0
Division 1st (Madrid Olympics)

Olympic Japan is the team that represents Japan in the Madrid Olympics, which consists of 18 squad members[1], 4 backup members and 1 assistant back member.

Results Edit

Practice matchesEdit

Madrid OlympicsEdit

Olympic Japan members

The chosen 23.

Group stage

Squad Edit

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards
1 Genzo Wakabayashi
17 Ken Wakashimazu


21 Yuzo Morisaki
2 Gakuto Igawa
4 Ryo Ishizaki
5 Hiroshi Jito
7 Makoto Soda
14 Jun Misugi
22 Yuji Soga
23 Hanji Urabe
8 Mamoru Izawa
10 Tsubasa Ozora Captain
11 Taro Misaki
12 Hikaru Matsuyama
15 Takeshi Sawada
16 Mitsuru Sano
20 Shingo Aoi
24 Kazumasa Oda
6 Hajime Taki
9 Kojiro Hyuga
13 Kazuki Sorimachi
17 Ken Wakashimazu[2]
18 Shun Nitta
19 Teppei Kisugi

New Formation Edit

Olympic Japan 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.

Other players:[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. chosen among 33 players both from J-League and Overseas teams by Kira Kozo.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wakashimazu was registered as both goalkeeper and forward.
  3. These players joined the final training camp and practice matches in Mexico, but didn't get selected.

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