Bondscoach: Alberto Zaccheroni

Doel: Shuichi Gonda (FC Tokyo), Eiji Kawashima (Standard Luik, Bel), Shusaku Nishikawa (Urawa Red Diamonds)

Verdediging: Masahiko Inoha (Jubilo Iwata), Yasuyuki Konno (Gamba Osaka), Masato Morishige (FC Tokyo), Yuto Nagatomo (Internazionale, Ita), Gotoku Sakai (VfB Stuttgart, Dui), Hiroki Sakai (Hannover 96, Dui), Atsuto Uchida (Schalke 04, Dui), Maya Yoshida (Southampton, Eng)

Middenveld: Toshihiro Aoyama (Sanfrecce Hiroshima), Yasuhito Endo (Gamba Osaka), Makoto Hasebe (1. FC Nürnberg, Dui), Keisuke Honda (AC Milan, Ita), Shinji Kagawa (Manchester United, Eng), Hiroshi Kiyotake (1. FC Nürnberg, Dui), Hotaru Yamaguchi (Cerezo Osaka)

Aanval: Yoichiro Kakitani (Cerezo Osaka), Shinji Okazaki (FSV Mainz 05, Dui), Yoshito Okubo (Kawasaki Frontale), Yuya Osako (1860 München, Dui), Manabu Saito (Yokohama F. Marinos)