The U-13 Japan is one of Japan's junior youth national teams. The team was the first gathering of the Japanese Golden Age, and was playing in the International U-13 tournament. The coach of the team, Tadashi Shiroyama, chose Tsubasa Ozora as the team captain, along with the best players of the 6th National junior soccer tournament. The team made a big surprise by drawing against U-13 West Germany to become co-champions. This is introduced in the 1983 TV series, but only through Tsubasa's flashbacks in his dream before the finals of the 16th National middle school tournament.