Coach: Italy Alberto Zaccheroni

The final squad was announced on 12 May 2014.[20] The squad numbers were revealed on 25 May.[21]

No.Pos.PlayerDoB/AgeCapsClub
1GKEiji Kawashima20 March 1983 (aged 31)56Belgium Standard Liège
2DFAtsuto Uchida27 March 1988 (aged 26)68Germany Schalke 04
3DFGōtoku Sakai14 February 1991 (aged 23)12Germany VfB Stuttgart
4MFKeisuke Honda13 June 1986 (aged 27)56Italy Milan
5DFYuto Nagatomo12 September 1986 (aged 27)70Italy Internazionale
6DFMasato Morishige21 May 1987 (aged 27)10Japan F.C. Tokyo
7MFYasuhito Endō28 January 1980 (aged 34)144Japan Gamba Osaka
8MFHiroshi Kiyotake12 November 1989 (aged 24)25Germany 1. FC Nürnberg
9FWShinji Okazaki16 April 1986 (aged 28)76Germany Mainz 05
10MFShinji Kagawa17 March 1989 (aged 25)57England Manchester United
11FWYoichiro Kakitani3 January 1990 (aged 24)12Japan Cerezo Osaka
12GKShusaku Nishikawa18 June 1986 (aged 27)13Japan Urawa Red Diamonds
13FWYoshito Ōkubo9 June 1982 (aged 32)57Japan Kawasaki Frontale
14MFToshihiro Aoyama22 February 1986 (aged 28)6Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima
15DFYasuyuki Konno25 January 1983 (aged 31)81Japan Gamba Osaka
16MFHotaru Yamaguchi6 October 1990 (aged 23)21Japan Cerezo Osaka
17MFMakoto Hasebe (c)18 January 1984 (aged 30)78Germany 1. FC Nürnberg
18FWYuya Osako18 May 1990 (aged 24)9Germany 1860 München
19DFMasahiko Inoha28 August 1983 (aged 30)21Japan Jubilo Iwata
20FWManabu Saitō4 April 1990 (aged 24)5Japan Yokohama F. Marinos
21DFHiroki Sakai12 April 1990 (aged 24)18Germany Hannover 96
22DFMaya Yoshida24 August 1988 (aged 25)41England Southampton
23GKShūichi Gonda3 March 1989 (aged 25)2Japan F.C. Tokyo