Japan Men’s National Team Sakura Japan “33rd Olympic Games (2024/Paris) Hockey – Final Qualifying Tournament (2024/Valencia)” 2nd Game Result [Japan 5-2 Ukraine]

Japan’s men’s national team, the Samurai Japan (World Ranking: WR15), defeated Ukraine (WR29) 5-2 in the second round of the 33rd Olympic Games (Paris, 2024) Hockey Final Qualifying Tournament (Valencia, 2024) in Valencia, Spain. The team won 5-2 and improved to 1-1 (3 points).

The third match will be played against Ireland (WR13) on January 18 at 3:15 p.m. (Japan Standard Time, January 17 at 27:15 a.m.).

FIH World Ranking as of January 12

The tournament will be streamed live on Watch Hockey. (* Free account registration is required.)

Game №.7 Estadio Betero 01:00 Start
Japan vs Ukraine
5 – 2

Official match record of the 2nd game [Updated: 2024.1.16].


  • 18th min PC – #10 MF Takuma Niwa (Gifu Asahi Club)
  • 23rd min FG – #7 FW Kentaro Fukuda (Gifu Asahi Club)
  • 29th min PC – #15 DF Ken Nagayoshi (LIEBE Tochigi)
  • 29th min FG – #1 FW Koji Yamasaki (BlueSticks SHIGA)
  • 37th min FG – #7 FW Kentaro Fukuda (Gifu Asahi Club)

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