Japan 2008 Olympic Football Squad

Japan’s Olympic Football squad for Beijing 2008:

Coach:
Yasuharu Sorimachi, 44

Goalkeepers:
Kaito Yamamoto (22) (Shimizu S-Pulse)
Shusaku Nishikawa (22) (Oita Trinita)

Defenders:
Hiroki Mizumoto (22) (Kyoto Sanga F.C.)
Hajime Hosogai (22) (Urawa Red Diamonds)
Naoaki Aoyama (22) (Shimizu S-Pulse)
Masato Morishige (21) (Oita Trinita)
Michihiro Yasuda (20) (Gamba Osaka)
Atsuto Uchida (20) (Kashima Antlers)
Maya Yoshida (19) (Nagoya Grampus)

Midfielders:
Yasuhito Endo (28) (Gamba Osaka)
Takuya Honda (23) (Shimizu S-Pulse)
Hiroyuki Taniguchi (23) (Kawasaki Frontale)
Yohei Kajiyama (22) (F.C. Tokyo)
Keisuke Honda (22) (VVV-Venlo, Netherlands)
Tsukasa Umesaki (21) (Urawa Red Diamonds)

Strikers:
Yohei Toyoda (23) (Montedio Yamagata)
Tadanari Lee (22) (Kashiwa Reysol)
Shinji Okazaki (22) (Shimizu S-Pulse)
Shinzo Koroki (21) (Kashima Antlers)
Takayuki Morimoto (20) (Calcio Catania, Italy)

Japan are in Group B alongside Netherlands, Nigera and USA. It’s a tough group but by no means insurmountable and Japan will be looking to qualify from this group for the knockout stages.

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