The city of Nankatsu formed a selection team with the best players of the different schools in the city (Nankatsu, Shutetsu, Nishigaoka and Yamabuki). After this, Nankatsu had to qualify for the national tournament by winning the Shizuoka Regional Tournament. Every other team in the tournament won their respective prefacture tournament.
The tournament consisted in a group stage and a knockout stage. There were 8 groups of 6 teams, and the first two teams of each group advanced to the knockout stage. Nankatsu won the title in the final against Meiwa.
RESULTS AND STANDINGS:
Here are the scores of the most important games group games and the standings of Group 1:
Legend: P – Games Played, W – Games Won, D – Games Drawn, L – Games Lost, F – Goals For (scored), A – Goals Against (received), GD – Goal Difference, Pts – Points (3 per win, 1 per draw).
And these are the scores of the most important play-off games, from the last 16 round to the final:
Best Player of the Elementary School Tournament: Tsubasa Ozora
The top goalscorers were Tsubasa (31 goals), Kojiro Hyuga (29), Taro Misaki (15) and Hikaru Matsuyama (13). However, the following list shows the goals that were explicitly assigned to a specific match:
The top assisters were Taro Misaki (15 assists), Hikaru Matsuyama (8), Tsubasa Ozora (7) and Kojiro Hyuga (4). However, the following list shows the assits that were explicitly assigned to a specific match:
Top Defensive Players
Best 20 players of the tournament:
- Goalkeepers: Genzo Wakabayashi (Nankatsu); Ken Wakashimazu (Meiwa); Taichi Nakanishi (Naniwa).
- Defenders: Shingo Takasugi (Nankatsu); Motoharu Nagano (Meiwa); Jiro Osato (Hitachi).
- Midfielders: Mamoru Izawa, Taro Misaki (Nankatsu); Takeshi Sawada (Meiwa); Hikaru Matsuyama (Furano); Jun Misugi (Musashi).
- Forwards: Tsubasa Ozora, Hajime Taki, Teppei Kisugi (Nankatsu); Kojiro Hyuga (Meiwa); Kazumasa Oda (Furano); Akira Ichinose, Minoru Honma (Musashi); Kazuo Tachibana, Masao Tachibana (Hanawa).
In this link you have access to the tournament stats of every player that participated in this Elementary School National Tournament.