Ken Matsushima for Japan
16 October 2016
Pride of Yamanashi! 頑張れ日本代表選手！ヴァンフォレー甲府U12の皆さん、もう既に世界を脅かせた。今日のファイナルで、後悔のないよう楽しんでプレーして下さい。We are so proud of you! Vamos Ventforet!
The Danone Nations Cup Japan involves 48 club teams from all over Japan, over 700 kids, in the 2017 tournament
The participation process is an open application during the month of December, followed by a draw in January.
Out of 48, 8 teams are seeded (top 8 teams of the previous edition). 40 are chosen by the draw (out of over 200 applications).
Participates in the DNC since 2001
"World Champion" in 2014
2016 national team: Ventforet Kofu U12
2016 ranking: 2nd
2017 national final: March 26th
2017 national team: Kashiwa Reysol U12