The Japan Hockey Association has announced the Japanese side that will take part in the the much-awaited FIH Men’s Series Finals Bhubaneswar Odisha 2019 scheduled to begin on 6 June 2019 at the iconic Kalinga Hockey Stadium.
The event will see the 18th Asian Games Gold Medalist Japan grouped in Pool B alongside, Mexico, USA and South Africa, while in host India, Russia, Poland and Uzbekistan are grouped in Pool A.
The Japanese team for the coveted event will be led by 29 year old Manabu Yamashita.
Manabu made his debut at the 2011 Men’s Asian Champions Trophy in China and since then has appeared 174 times for Japan in 32 competitions.
Genki Mitani will be making his 150th appearance, while Hirotaka Zendana will be making his 100th appearance in Japans opening campaign on 7 June 2019 against Mexico.
Japan Men’s Squad
|Shirt No.||Player||Date of Birth||Age*||Caps|
|1||YAMASAKI Koji||27 Feb 1996||23||79|
|2||TAMURA Riku||7 Sep 1999||19||18|
|4||MITANI Genki||12 Jun 1990||28||149|
|5||TANAKA Seren||9 Nov 1992||26||84|
|6||OCHIAI Hiromasa||9 Feb 1994||25||59|
|7||MURATA Kazuma||28 Nov 1991||27||105|
|8||HOSHI Suguru||24 Nov 1992||26||98|
|9||TANAKA Kenta||4 May 1988||31||139|
|11||KITAZATO Kenji||19 May 1989||30||156|
|13||YAMASHITA Manabu (C)||4 Feb 1989||30||174|
|14||FUJISHIMA Raiki||29 Dec 1999||19||0|
|17||FUKUDA Kentaro||27 Jul 1995||23||56|
|18||KATO Ryosei||19 Aug 1997||21||6|
|20||OHASHI Masaki||8 May 1993||26||75|
|25||YAMADA Shota||21 Dec 1994||24||84|
|28||TAKANO Yusuke (GK)||16 Apr 1996||23||31|
|29||ZENDANA Hirotaka||14 Feb 1993||26||99|
|30||YOSHIKAWA Takashi (GK)||29 Nov 1994||24||75|
|31||WATANABE Kota||30 Oct 1996||22||55|
|32||KIRISHITA Yoshiki||27 Dec 1998||20||39|
|Team Manager||YAMABORI Takahiko|
|Stand-In Manager||MAKIMOTO Satoshi|
|Head Coach||AIKMAN Siegfried|