In order to improve Tsubasa and the others of the golden age, Minato Gamo created a "shadow" Japan Youth team, a sparring partner of the legitimate All Japan. The team originally had 11 players, but since Igawa, Soga, Furukawa and Kazami left the team because of different reasons, it became the "Real Japan 7".
This special team who faced Japan Youth, making Minato Gamo decide to let go Hyuga, Misaki, the Tachibanas, Jito, Soda and Nitta for the 1st Asian Preliminaries and having as condition to come back stronger and beat R.J.7 if they want to become members once more before the 2nd Asian Preliminaries.
All Real Japan 7 members have special qualities. In the case of R.J.7., Ryoma had his Dragon Shot, Urabe had Sliding Shot, Yumikura had Drive Shot, and the rest were great midfielders, defenders and with a great keeper. They, including the rest of the R.J.11., had enough stamina to endure a whole 90 minutes match, and be able to resist so as to surpass any team that were on the lead with the philosophy of "got one (goal), take one (goal) back".