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18/05/2012

Japan U-16 Caspian Cup squad announced

The Japan Under-16 squad that will take part in the Caspian Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan, from May 20 to June 4 has been announced.

     Yoshitake Hirofumi’s team will play Uzbekistan on May 30, Georgia on May 31 and Turkey on June 2 in Group B.
The tournament will serve as preparation for this September’s AFC Under-16 Championship.
     The eight-team friendly tournament also features hosts Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan in Group A.
     The classification matches will be held on June 4.

Squad:
Goalkeepers—KATO Yuki (Omiya Ardija Jr. youth), SHIRAOKA Teimoshii(Sanfrecce Hiroshima youth)
Defenders—SAKAI Goson (Albirex Niigata youth), NAKATANI Shinnosuke (Kashiwa Reysol U-18), SASAKI Wataru (FC Tokyo U-18), OIKAWA Junpei (Jubilo Iwata U-18), KAMIYA Yuta (Tokyo Verdy Jr. youth)
Midfielders—OKADA Yuki (Kawasaki Frontale U-18), OKAMURA Goro (Sanfrecce Hiroshima youth), SUZUKI Tatsuro (Shonan Bellmare youth), TAKUNO Kairi (Masuda Jr. High School), OGAWA Hiroki (Urawa Reds youth), AIZU Yuki (Kashiwa Reysol U-18), TOMIYAMA Takashi (Naha Nishi High School)
Forwards—FUJIMOTO Yugo (Vissel Kobe U-18), NAKAMURA Fumiya (Gamba Osaka youth), ABE Yoshiki (Sanfrecce Hiroshima youth), OSHIMA Koki (Kashiwa Reysol U-18)
Coach—YOSHITAKE Hirofumi (Japan)