Japan National Football Team Players
During the 13th to 30th October 2016, AFC U-19 Championship Bahrain 2016 was held in Bahrain and U-19 Japan National Football Team has perticipated in it.
This Tourment acted as AFC final qualifiers for FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2017. The Japanease team passed group stage in top and won the quarter-final. As a result, it was entitled to book a place in FIFA U-20 World Cup. What’s more, the team won the semi-final and finally became the U-19 Asian champion after defeating Saudi Arabia in the final.
In all matches, Japanse residents in Bahrain and supporters from Japan attended the hosted stadium support the team, wishing the young player all success in FIFA U-20 World Cup and best luck in the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Before the championship, on 13th of October, the delegation from Japan Football Association had paid a courtesy call to H.E. Mr. Kiyoshi Asako, Ambassador of Japan to Kingdom of Bahrain, and Ambassador informed them that Japan and Bahrain have been maintaing a good bilateral relationship in sports field such as football.