Japan International Matches - Details 1990-1999


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Results    Competition
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Team (Color)
    Line-ups and coaches
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Cautions:
Expulsions:
Referee:
Attendance:

1990

South Korea - Japan 2-0 (1-0)       I. Marlboro Dynasty Cup 1990, Group Stage
(Beijing - Workers Stadium - 27.07.1990 - 19:00)
South Korea (Red-Red-Red):
    1-In-Young Choi (GK), 2-Kyung-Hoon Park (67' 12-Jung-Yoon Noh), 4-Deok-Yeo Yoon, 20-Myung-Bo Hong, 
    17-Sang-Beom Goo, 7-Young-Jin Lee I, 13-Young-Joon Choi, 14-Soon-Ho Choi (C), 9-Gwan Hwangbo 
    (61' 19-Jung-Won Seo), 18-Seon-Hong Hwang, 16-Joo-Sung Kim. Coach: Cha-Man Lee
Japan (White-White-White):
    19-Shinichi Morishita (GK), 3-Yuji Sakakura, 4-Toru Sano, 6-Takumi Horiike, 7-Masami Ihara, 
    5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 10-Masanao Sasaki, 15-Akihiro Nagashima (75' Yasuharu Sorimachi), 
    13-Masahiro Fukuda, 16-Nobuhiro Takeda (64' Shinichiro Tani), 18-Kenta Hasegawa. 
    Coach: Kenzo Yokoyama
Scorers: 1-0 34' Seon-Hong Hwang, 2-0 66' Joo-Sung Kim
Cautions: 20' Sang-Beom Goo, 29' T.Hashiratani, 70' Ihara, 86' Joo-Sung Kim
Expulsions: 33' Sano, 36' Myung-Bo Hong
Referee: Samuel Chan Yam-Ming (Hong Kong)
Attendance: 45,000


China - Japan 1-0 (0-0)             I. Marlboro Dynasty Cup 1990, Group Stage
(Beijing - Workers Stadium - 29.07.1990 - 21:00)
China (Red-Red-Red):
    1-Yubin Fu (GK), 2-Bo Zhu, 3-Sheng Gao, 4-Jijun Guo, 11-Lijin Ju, 17-Chao Mai (C) (57' 13-Hongbing Li), 
    18-Ju Duan, 7-Yuxin Xie (61' 10-Lin Ma), 19-Tao Wang, 9-Haiguang Liu, 6-Qunli Wu. Coach: Fengwen Gao
Japan (White-Blue-White):
    19-Shinichi Morishita (GK), 13-Masahiro Fukuda, 6-Takumi Horiike, 3-Yuji Sakakura, 7-Masami Ihara, 
    10-Masanao Sasaki, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 18-Kenta Hasegawa, 9-Shiro Kikuhara, 16-Nobuhiro Takeda 
    (60' Katsumi Oenoki), 15-Akihiro Nagashima. Coach: Kenzo Yokoyama
Scorers: 1-0 77' Qunli Wu
Cautions: 66' Lin Ma
Referee: Ahmed Jassim Mohamed (Bahrain)
Attendance:


North Korea - Japan 1-0 (0-0)       I. Marlboro Dynasty Cup 1990, Group Stage
(Beijing - Workers Stadium - 31.07.1990 - 19:00)
North Korea (Red-Red-Red):
    1-Chi-Won Kim (GK), 21-Yong-Nam Oh, 3-Yong-Man Chong, 16-Kyong-Il Kim, 17-Gwang-Chol Pang, 18-Gwang-Min Kim, 
    19-Jong-Man Ri (84' 12-Man-Ho Jon), 11-Gil-Song Paek, 9-Jong-Su Yun (C), 10-Hyok-Chon Ri, 14-Yong-Son Choi. 
    Coach: Jong-Min Kim
Japan (White-White-White):
    19-Shinichi Morishita (GK), 13-Masahiro Fukuda, 6-Takumi Horiike, 3-Yuji Sakakura, 7-Masami Ihara, 
    10-Masanao Sasaki (81' 16-Nobuhiro Takeda), 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 4-Toru Sano, 9-Shiro Kikuhara, 
    18-Kenta Hasegawa, 15-Akihiro Nagashima (83' Masashi Nakayama). Coach: Kenzo Yokoyama
Scorers: 1-0 66' Hyok-Chon Ri
Cautions: 57' Gil-Song Paek, 86' Kyong-Il Kim
Referee: Ahmed Jassim Mohamed (Bahrain)
Attendance:


Japan - Bangladesh 3-0 (2-0)        XI. Asian Games Beijing 1990, 1st Round Group D
(Beijing - Fengtai Sports Center - 26.09.1990 - 19:45)
Japan:
    Shinichi Morishita (GK), Takumi Horiike, Yuji Sakakura, Masami Ihara, Masanao Sasaki, Masahiro Fukuda, 
    Kenta Hasegawa, Ruy Ramos, Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), Hisashi Kurosaki (70' Shiro Kikuhara), Kazuyoshi Miura. 
    Coach: Kenzo Yokoyama
Scorers: 1-0 4' T.Hashiratani PK, 2-0 26' K.Hasegawa, 3-0 60' K.Hasegawa
Cautions:
Referee: In-Soo Kim (South Korea)
Attendance:


Japan - Saudi Arabia 0-2 (0-1)      XI. Asian Games Beijing 1990, 1st Round Group D
(Beijing - Fengtai Sports Center - 28.09.1990 - 19:45)
Japan:
    Shinichi Morishita (GK), Takumi Horiike, Katsuyoshi Sintoh, Masami Ihara, Masanao Sasaki, Masahiro Fukuda 
    (H Toru Sano), Kenta Hasegawa, Ruy Ramos, Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), Kazuyoshi Miura, Nobuhiro Takeda 
    (59' Shiro Kikuhara). Coach: Kenzo Yokoyama
Saudi Arabia:
    Abdullah Al-Deayea (GK), Abdullah Al-Dossary, Sulaiman Al-Reshoudi, Ahmed Madani, Adnan Abdulskoye, 
    Saleh Al-Saleh (87' Sfak Al-Temiyat), Fuadh Amin, Fahad Al-Bishi, Khalid Al-Muwallid, Majed Mohammed Abdullah, 
    Youssif Al-Thuniyan.
Scorers: 0-1 30' Al-Bishi, 0-2 48' Al-Muwallid
Cautions: 79' Al-Saleh, 91' Al-Muwallid
Referee: In-Soo Kim (South Korea)
Attendance:


Iran - Japan 1-0 (1-0)              XI. Asian Games Beijing 1990, Quarter Final
(Beijing - Fengtai Sports Center - 01.10.1990 - 15:00)
Iran (Red-White-Red):
    1-Ahmad Abedzadeh (GK), 3-Mojraba Moharrami, 7-Seyed Panjali-Chomi, Reza Hassanzadeh, 2-Javad Zarincheh, 
    8-Sirous Ghayeghran (C), Seyed Mehdi Abtahi, Shahrokh Bayani-Ashtiani, Majeed Namjou-Motlagh, Samad Marfavi 
    (75' Nader Mohammadkhani), Farshad Peyous. Coach: Ali Parvin
Japan (White-White-White):
    Shinichi Morishita (GK), Takumi Horiike, Katsuyoshi Sintoh, Masami Ihara, Yuji Sakakura, Masanao Sasaki, 
    Shiro Kikuhara (85' Yasuharu Sorimachi), Ruy Ramos (81' Hisashi Kurosaki), Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 
    Kenta Hasegawa, Kazuyoshi Miura. Coach: Kenzo Yokoyama
Scorers: 1-0 6' Marfavi
Cautions: 22' Moharrami, 70' Ramos
Referee: Shengcai Chen (China)
Attendance:

1991

Japan - Thailand 1-0 (0-0)          XII. Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer 1991, Group Stage
(Tendo - Yamagata Park Stadium - 02.06.1991 - 12:00)
Japan (Red-Red-Red):
    Shinichi Morishita (GK), Toshinobu Katsuya, Masami Ihara, Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), Masanao Sasaki, 
    Masahiro Fukuda, Tetsuya Asano, Ruy Ramos, Tsuyoshi Kitazawa (82' Yasuharu Sorimachi), Nobuhiro Takeda, 
    Kazuyoshi Miura. Coach: Kenzo Yokoyama
Thailand (Blue-Blue-Blue):
    Chaiyong Khumpiam (GK), Sutin Chaikitti, Pairote Pongjan, Natee Tongsukkao, Atiphon, Tawatchai Damrongtrakul, 
    Powaran, T.Witon, Atapon, Purasato, K.Witon (75' Pichai (83' Srasak)).
Scorers: 1-0 89' T.Hashiratani PK
Cautions: 7' Sutin, 81' Pairote
Expulsions: 81' Pairote
Referee: Samuel Chan Yam-Ming (Hong Kong)
Attendance: 21,000


Japan - South Korea 0-1 (0-0)       Friendly Match (XV. Korea-Japan Annual Match)
(Nagasaki - Sports Complex Athletics Stadium - 27.07.1991 - 16:00)
Japan (Red-Red-Red):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 2-Tetsuya Asano (83' 8-Yasuharu Sorimachi), 3-Yuji Sakakura, 7-Masami Ihara, 
    6-Takumi Horiike, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 12-Masahiro Fukuda, 14-Ruy Ramos, 17-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa, 
    16-Nobuhiro Takeda (70' 15-Akihiro Nagashima), 20-Kazuyoshi Miura. Coach: Kenzo Yokoyama
South Korea (White-White-White):
    1-Poong-Joo Kim (GK), 3-Gang-Hee Choi, 6-Hyun-Seok Kim, 7-Sang-Beom Goo, 9-Jung-Bae Park, 27-Min-Gook Cho 
    (77' 10-Ki-Keoun Lee), 12-Young-Jin Lee I, 11-Jung-Woon Ko, 14-Soon-Ho Choi (C), 15-Dae-Shik Choi 
    (56' 2-Pan-Keoun Kim), 17-Seok-Joo Ha. Coach: Jae-Wook Ko
Scorers: 0-1 62' Seok-Joo Ha
Cautions: 56' Gang-Hee Choi, 56' Ramos, 66' Sang-Beom Goo, 81' Kitazawa
Referee: Letchmanasamy Kathirveloo (Malaysia)
Attendance: 13,000

1992

Japan - Argentina 0-1 (0-0)         XIII. Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer 1992, Group Stage
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 31.05.1992 - 13:30)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 6-Satoshi Tsunami, 4-Takumi Horiike, 3-Toshinobu Katsuya, 7-Masami Ihara, 
    10-Ruy Ramos, 14-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 17-Hajime Moriyasu, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura 
    (81' 20-Takuya Takagi), 16-Masashi Nakayama (81' 9-Nobuhiro Takeda). Coach: Hans Ooft (Nederland)
Argentina (Sky Blue/White-Black-White):
    1-Sergio Goycochea (GK), 2-Sergio Vasquez, 4-Jose Basualdo, 6-Oscar Ruggeri, 15-Nestor Craviotto, 
    10-Dario Franco, 5-Jose Villareal, 20-Leonardo Rodriguez (82' 8-Leonardo Astrada), 14-Diego Cagna, 
    7-Claudio Caniggia, 9-Gabriel Batistuta (89' 18-Albreto Acosta). Coach: Alfio Basile
Scorers: 0-1 53' Batistuta
Cautions: Tsunami, Franco
Referee: Ki-Cheol Kil (South Korea)
Attendance: 60,000


Japan - Wales 0-1 (0-0)             XIII. Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer 1992, Group Stage
(Matsuyama - Ehime Sports Complex Athletics Stadium - 07.06.1992 - 13:30)
Japan (White-Blue-White):
    19-Kazuya Maekawa (GK), 3-Toshinobu Katsuya, 4-Takumi Horiike, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 6-Satoshi Tsunami, 
    7-Masami Ihara, 12-Hiroshi Hirakawa (61' 15-Mitsunori Yoshida), 17-Hajime Moriyasu, 14-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa 
    (61' 20-Takuya Takagi), 9-Nobuhiro Takeda, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura. Coach: Hans Ooft (Nederland)
Wales (Red-Red-Red):
    1-Neville Southall (GK), 2-David Philipps, 4-Mark Aizlewood (68' 14-Andrew Melville), 11-Clayton Blackmore, 
    5-Kit Symons, 13-Mark Bowen, 7-Barry Horne, 11-Iwan Roberts, 9-Dean Saunders (80' 18-Mark Pembridge), 
    10-Mark Hughes, 6-Gary Speed. Coach: Terry Yorath
Scorers: 0-1 40' Bowen
Cautions: Moriyasu, Hughes, Speed
Expulsions: 60' Roberts
Referee: Samuel Chan Yam-Ming (Hong Kong)
Attendance: 30,000


South Korea - Japan 0-0 (0-0)       II. Marlboro Dynasty Cup 1992, Group Stage
(Beijing - Workers Stadium - 22.08.1992 - 18:30)
South Korea (Red-Red-Red):
    1-In-Young Choi (GK), 3-Gang-Hee Choi, 4-Jong-Soo Chung (66' 13-Hong-Ki Shin), 5-Yong-Hwan Chung (C), 
    6-Jung-Bae Park, 19-Myung-Bo Hong, 8-Yong-Jin Lee, 9-Pan-Keoun Kim (64' 7-Young-Joon Choi), 17-Seok-Joo Ha, 
    10-Hyun-Seok Kim, 11-Jung-Woon Ko. Coach: Ho Kim
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 3-Toshinobu Katsuya, 6-Satoshi Tsunami, 7-Masami Ihara, 4-Takumi Horiike 
    (H 8-Masahiro Fukuda), 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 17-Hajime Moriyasu, 15-Mitsunori Yoshida, 
    14-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa (76' 10-Ruy Ramos), 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 20-Takuya Takagi. Coach: Hans Ooft (Nederland)
Scorers: -
Cautions: 35' Yong-Hwan Chung, 50' Gang-Hee Choi
Referee: Nizar Watti (Syria)
Attendance: 50,000


China - Japan 0-2 (0-1)             II. Marlboro Dynasty Cup 1992, Group Stage
(Beijing - Workers Stadium - 24.08.1992 - 18:30)
China (White-White-White):
    20-Chuliang Ou (GK), 4-Xiuquan Jia, 5-Hong Xu, 6-Bing Li (76' 12-Biao Zhai), 14-Liqiang Dong, 
    2-Zhigang Feng, 3-Zhiyi Fan, 17-Yuxin Xie (63' 16-Feng Gao), 8-Haidong Hao, 9-Hongbo Gao, 
    10-Sheng Cai. Coach: Genbao Xu
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 3-Toshinobu Katsuya, 6-Satoshi Tsunami, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C),
    7-Masami Ihara, 2-Tetsuya Asano, 15-Mitsunori Yoshida, 14-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa (57' 10-Ruy Ramos), 
    8-Masahiro Fukuda, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 20-Takuya Takagi. Coach: Hans Ooft (Nederland)
Scorers: 0-1 38' Fukuda, 0-2 82' Takagi
Cautions: S.Matsunaga, Yoshida, Katsuya
Referee: Pirom Un-Prasert (Thailand)
Attendance: 60,000


Japan - North Korea 4-1 (2-1)       II. Marlboro Dynasty Cup 1992, Group Stage
(Beijing - Workers Stadium - 26.08.1992 - 18:30)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 3-Toshinobu Katsuya, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 7-Masami Ihara,
    6-Satoshi Tsunami, 2-Tetsuya Asano (48' 10-Ruy Ramos), 8-Masahiro Fukuda, 14-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa,
    15-Mitsunori Yoshida, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 20-Takuya Takagi (81' 16-Masashi Nakayama).
North Korea (White-White-White):
    18-Kyong-Chol Park (GK), 12-Yong-Bin Tak, 4-Kyong-Il Kim, 17-Gwang-Chol Pang, 6-Song-Kun Ryu 
    (49' 9-Jong-Su Yoon), 2-Gwang-Min Kim (C), 8-Gang-Song Chong, 10-Won-Nam Choi, 13-In-Chol Cho, 
    14-Yong-Son Choi, 7-Jong-Song Kim. Coach: Hyon-Chol Hong
Scorers: 0-1 13' Jong-Song Kim, 1-1 32' Fukuda, 2-1 34' Takagi, 3-1 46' Takagi, 4-1 74' K.Miura
Cautions: 31' Song-Kun Ryu, 41' Kitazawa, 55' Gang-Song Chong, 64' Gwang-Min Kim
Expulsions: 69' Gang-Song Chong
Referee: Samuel Chan Yam-Ming (Hong Kong)
Attendance: 20,000


Japan - South Korea 2-2 (0-1,2-2) a.e.t. 4-2 on penalties   
                                    II. Marlboro Dynasty Cup 1992, Final
(Beijing - Workers Stadium - 29.08.1992 - 20:30)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 2-Tetsuya Asano, 3-Toshinobu Katsuya, 6-Satoshi Tsunami, 7-Masami Ihara, 
    5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 8-Masahiro Fukuda (77' 16-Masashi Nakayama), 14-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa, 
    15-Mitsunori Yoshida (65' 10-Ruy Ramos), 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 20-Takuya Takagi. 
    Coach: Hans Ooft (Nederland)
South Korea (Red-Red-Red):
    1-In-Young Choi (GK), 2-Hyun-Yong Park, 9-Pan-Keoun Kim, 7-Young-Joon Choi, 3-Gang-Hee Choi, 
    5-Yong-Hwan Chung (C), 13-Hong-Ki Shin, 17-Seok-Joo Ha (27' 12-Jung-Hyuk Kim), 8-Young-Jin Lee I 
    (64' 15-Sang-Yoon Lee), 11-Jung-Woon Ko, 14-Jae-Kwon Chung. Coach: Ho Kim
Scorers: 0-1 32' Jae-Kwon Chung, 1-1 82' Nakayama, 2-1 96' Takagi, 2-2 97' Jung-Hyuk Kim
Cautions: Young-Joon Choi, Hong-Ki Shin, Young-Jin Lee I, Jae-Kwon Chung, Jung-Hyuk Kim, Ihara, 
    K.Miura, Ramos
Expulsions: 93' Tsunami
Referee: Pirom Un-Prasert (Thailand)
Attendance: 15,000


Japan - U.A.E. 0-0 (0-0)            X. Asian Cup Japan 1992, Final Phase, 1st Round Group A
(Hiroshima - Bingo Sports Park Athletics Stadium - 30.10.1992 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 3-Nobutoshi Katsuya, 4-Takumi Horiike, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 
    7-Masami Ihara, 10-Ruy Ramos, 14-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa, 15-Mitsunori Yoshida, 17-Hajime Moriyasu, 
    11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 20-Takuya Takagi. Coach: Hans Ooft (Nederland)
U.A.E. (White-White-White):
    17-Muhsin Musabbah Faraj (GK), 2-Eissa Abdulrahman, 3-Ibrahim Abdulrahman, 4-Abdulrahman Al-Haddad, 
    20-Obaid Ali Madani, 7-Bakhit Saad, 8-Khalid Embarakoh, 9-Nasser Khamees (87' 12-Hussein Ghulom Abbas), 
    16-Razzaq Ibrahim, 10-Adnan Al-Talyani (C), 11-Zuhair Bakheet Saeed (89' 14-Khamis Saad).
    Coach: Valery Lobanovsky (Ukraina)
Scorers: -
Cautions: 6' Moriyasu, 42' E.Abdulrahman, 54' I.Abdulrahman, 63' Khamees, 81' Katsuya, 90' K.Saad
Referee: Jihong Wei (China)
Attendance: 10,000


Japan - North Korea 1-1 (0-1)       X. Asian Cup Japan 1992, Final Phase, 1st Round Group A
(Hiroshima - Big Arch Stadium - 01.11.1992 - 14:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 3-Nobutoshi Katsuya, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 6-Satoshi Tsunami, 
    7-Masami Ihara, 8-Masahiro Fukuda, 10-Ruy Ramos, 14-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa (78' 16-Masashi Nakayama), 
    17-Hajime Moriyasu, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 20-Takuya Takagi. Coach: Hans Ooft (Nederland)
North Korea (White-White-White):
    18-Yong-Ho Kim (GK), 4-Kyong-Il Kim, 5-Hwa-Yong Rim, 6-Song-Kun Ryu, 12-Yong-Bin Tak, 
    2-Gwang-Min Kim, 9-Jong-Su Yun (C), 11-Mun-Chol Gong, 10-Won-Nam Choi, 14-Yong-Son Choi, 
    16-Jong-Song Kim (72' 15-Yong-Jin Ri). Coach: Hyon-Chol Hong
Scorers: 0-1 29' Gwang-Min Kim PK, 1-1 80' Nakayama
Cautions: 3' Hwa-Yong Rim, 24' Katsuya, 47' Moon-Chol Gong
Referee: Rasheed Al-Jassas (Kuwait)
Attendance: 32,000


Japan - Iran 1-0 (0-0)              X. Asian Cup Japan 1992, Final Phase, 1st Round Group A
(Hiroshima - Big Arch Stadium - 03.11.1992 - 14:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 4-Takumi Horiike, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 6-Satoshi Tsunami, 
    7-Masami Ihara, 8-Masahiro Fukuda, 14-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa (68' 10-Ruy Ramos), 15-Mitsunori Yoshida 
    (68' 16-Masashi Nakayama), 17-Hajime Moriyasu, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 20-Takuya Takagi.
    Coach: Hans Ooft (Nederland)
Iran (White-White-White):
    1-Ahmad Abedzadeh (GK), 2-Javad Zarincheh, 3-Mojraba Moharrami, 4-Reza Hassanzadeh, 
    5-Nader Mohammadkhani, 6-Mehdi Fonoonizadeh, 8-Cyrous Ghayeghran (C), 9-Seyed Mehdi Abrahi, 
    14-Murtaza Kermani-Muqadam, 11-Jamshid Shah-Mohammad, 17-Farshad Peyous. Coach: Ali Parvin
Scorers: 1-0 85' K.Miura
Cautions: 29' Kermani-Muqadam, 33' Shah-Mohammadi, 83' Moharrami
Expulsions: 53' Shah-Mohammadi, 92' Mohammadkhani, 92' Peyous
Referee: Jamal Al-Sharif (Syria)
Attendance: 37,000
Note: 3 Iranian players expuled received one-year banned by AFC.


Japan - China 3-2 (0-1)             X. Asian Cup Japan 1992, Final Phase, Semi Final
(Hiroshima - Hiroshima Stadium - 06.11.1992 - 16:30)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 4-Takumi Horiike, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 6-Satoshi Tsunami, 
    7-Masami Ihara, 8-Masahiro Fukuda, 10-Ruy Ramos, 14-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa (62' 19-Kazuya Maekawa (GK)), 
    17-Hajime Moriyasu, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 20-Takuya Takagi (75' 16-Masashi Nakayama).
    Coach: Hans Ooft (Nederland)
China (White-White-White):
    21-Yubin Fu (GK), 2-Zhigang Feng, 3-Liqiang Dong, 4-Zhiyi Fan, 6-Bing Li, 19-Bo Zhu, 5-Hong Xu, 
    12-Yuxin Xie, 18-Yaodong Cheng (65' 8-Hongbo Gao), 9-Haidong Hao, 17-Weiguo Peng (65' 11-Xiao Li).
    Coach: Genbao Xu
Scorers: 0-1 1' Yuxin Xie, 1-1 48' Fukuda, 2-1 57' Kitazawa, 2-2 70' Xiao Li, 3-2 84' Nakayama
Cautions: 27' Haidong Hao, 42' Ramos, 75' Moriyasu
Expulsions: 60' S.Matsunaga
Referee: Hussein Khoshkhan (Iran)
Attendance: 15,000


Japan - Saudi Arabia 1-0 (1-0)      X. Asian Cup Japan 1992, Final Phase, Final
(Hiroshima - Big Arch Stadium - 08.11.1992 - 14:35)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    19-Kazuya Maekawa (GK), 4-Takumi Horiike, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 6-Satoshi Tsunami, 
    7-Masami Ihara, 8-Masahiro Fukuda, 10-Ruy Ramos, 14-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa, 15-Mitsunori Yoshida 
    (86' 3-Nobutoshi Katsuya), 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 20-Takuya Takagi. Coach: Hans Ooft (Nederland)
Saudi Arabia (White-White-White):
    21-Saker Al-Shujaa (GK), 2-Abdullah S. Al-Dossary, 3-Salem Al-Alwi, 4-Abdulrahman Al-Roomi, 
    5-Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi, 6-Fuadh Amin, 8-Fahad Al-Bishi, 14-Khalid Al-Muwallid, 7-Saeed Owairan, 
    9-Hamzah Falatah (66' 11-Fahad Mehallel), 15-Youssif Al-Thuniyan. Coach: Jose Candido (Brazil)
Scorers: 1-0 36' Takagi
Cautions: 44' Al-Roomi, 70' Ramos, 71' Al-Bishi, 75' K.Miura, 88' A.S.Al-Dossary
Referee: Jamal Al-Sharif (Syria)
Attendance: 60,000

1993

Japan - Switzerland 1-1 (0-0)       VII. Carlsberg Cup 1993, Semi Final
(Hong Kong - Hong Kong Stadium - 23.01.1993)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    19-Kazuya Maekawa (GK), 4-Takumi Horiike, 3-Toshinobu Katsuya, 2-Naoto Otake, 6-Satoshi Tsunami,
    12-Takahiro Yamada, 8-Masahiro Fukuda, 17-Hajime Moriyasu, 9-Masaaki Sawanobori, 16-Masashi Nakayama, 
    18-Takuya Jinno (63' 13-Hisashi Kurosaki). Coach: Hans Ooft (Nederland)
Switzerland (White-Red-White):
    12-Stephan Lehmann (GK), 2-Marc Hottiger, 5-Alain Geiger (C), 4-Andre Egli, 3-Regis Rothenbuhler, 
    18-Patrick Sylvestre (82' 17-Christophe Ohrel), 8-Ciriaco Sforza, 11-Beat Sutter, 14-Stephane Henchoz 
    (87' 16-Georges Bregy), 10-Thomas Bickel (73' 7-Alain Sutter), 9-Cristophe Bonvin. 
    Coach: Roy Hodgson (England)
Scorers: 0-1 56' B.Sutter, 1-1 63' Kurosaki
Cautions: -
Referee: Yim Kim Ng (Hong Kong)
Attendance: 4,000
Note: JFA didn't count this match as a full international. Japan fielded B selection.


Japan - Denmark 1-2 (1-0)           VII. Carlsberg Cup 1993, Third Place Match
(Hong Kong - Mongkok Stadium - 26.01.1993)
Japan (White-Blue-White):
    19-Kazuya Maekawa (GK) (21-Kenichi Shimokawa (GK)), 3-Toshinobu Katsuya, 4-Takumi Horiike, 
    6-Satoshi Tsunami, 7-Junji Omura (5-Hiroki Azuma), 8-Masahiro Fukuda, 9-Masaaki Sawanobori, 
    12-Takahiro Yamada (2-Naoto Otake), 17-Hajime Moriyasu, 16-Masashi Nakayama, 13-Hisashi Kurosaki 
    (18-Takuya Jinno). Coach: Hans Ooft (Nederland)
Denmark (Red-White-Red):
    1-Peter Jensen (GK), 2-Jacob Laursen, 3-Claus Jensen, 4-Per Nielsen, 6-Peter Sorensen, 7-Bo Hansen,
    5-Gunnar Lind, 9-Jesper Kristensen, 10-Soren Colding (12-Martin Johansen), 11-Michael Johansen
    (14-Tommy Schram), 15-Soren Frederiksen (13-Brian Skaarup). Coach: Viggo Jensen
Scorers: 1-0 Kurosaki, 1-1 Skaarup, 1-2 M.Johansen
Cautions:
Referee:
Attendance:
Note: Both JFA and DBU didn't count this match as a full international. Japan fielded B selection and
    Denmark did U-21 squad.


Japan - Hungary 0-1 (0-0)           XIX. Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer 1993, Group Stage
(Fukuoka - Hakatanomori Stadium - 07.03.1993 - 13:30)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    19-Kazuya Maekawa (GK), 4-Takumi Horiike, 3-Toshinobu Katsuya, 7-Masami Ihara, 6-Satoshi Tsunami, 
    17-Hajime Moriyasu, 14-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa (81' 13-Hisashi Kurosaki), 15-Mitsunori Yoshida, 
    8-Masahiro Fukuda, 20-Takuya Takagi (75' 16-Masashi Nakayama), 11-Kazuyoshi Miura. 
    Coach: Hans Ooft (Nederland)
Hungary (Red-White-Navy):
    1-Istvan Brockhauser (GK), 2-Tibor Nagy, 3-Andreas Telek, 4-Jozsef Duro, 5-Emile Lorincz, 
    12-Jozsef Czabi, 6-Kabole Marton, 8-Imre Fodor (73' 9-Istvan Pisont), 10-Lajos Detari, 
    7-Jozef Kiprich (79' 15-Tibor Balog), 11-Kalman Kovacs. Coach: Emerich Jenei (Romania)
Scorers: 0-1 47' Kiprich
Cautions: 32' Lorincz, 58' Kitazawa, 62' Kovacs
Referee: Majid Jay (USA)
Attendance: 30,000


Japan - U.S.A. 3-1 (1-1)            XIX. Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer 1993, Group Stage
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 14.03.1993 - 13:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    19-Kazuya Maekawa (GK), 6-Satoshi Tsunami, 3-Tetsuya Asano, 4-Takumi Horiike, 7-Masami Ihara, 
    15-Mitsunori Yoshida, 8-Masahiro Fukuda, 14-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa, 17-Hajime Moriyasu, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 
    20-Takuya Takagi (83' 16-Masashi Nakayama). Coach: Hans Ooft (Nederland)
U.S.A. (White-Blue-White):
    1-Tony Meola (GK), 21-Fernando Clavijo, 5-Thomas Dooley, 17-Marcelo Balboa, 6-Mike Lapper, 
    14-Brian Quinn (69' 15-Desmond Armstrong), 7-Hugo Perez, 20-Paul Caligiuri, 4-Bruce Murray 
    (73' 17-Cobi Jones), 19-Chris Henderson, 11-John Harbor. Coach: Velibor Milutinovic (Yugoslavia)
Scorers: 0-1 23' Perez, 1-1 36' K.Miura, 2-1 68' Lapper OG, 3-1 80' K.Miura
Cautions: 28' Clavijo, 64' Fukuda
Referee: Gwang-Taek Kim (South Korea)
Attendance: 48,000


Japan - Thailand 1-0 (1-0)          XV. FIFA World Cup USA 1994, Preliminaries, 1st Round Group E
(Kobe - Universiade Memorial Stadium - 08.04.1993 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 6-Satoshi Tsunami, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 4-Takafumi Horiike,
    7-Masami Ihara, 10-Ruy Ramos, 8-Masahiro Fukuda, 17-Hajime Moriyasu (76' 18-Masaaki Sawanobori), 
    15-Mitsunori Yoshida, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 20-Takuya Takagi. Coach: Hans Ooft (Nederland)
Thailand (Red-Red-Red):
    1-Chaiyong Khumpiam (GK), 2-Apichad Thaveechalermdit, 7-Natee Tongsukkao, 5-Pairote Pongjan, 
    3-Sumet Akarapong, 6-Sirisak, 12-Surachai Jaturapattarapong, 17-Rangfetto, 
    14-Tawatchai Damrongongtrakul, 19-Saman Deesunthai, 13-Kiatisak Senamuang.
Scorers: 1-0 29' K.Miura
Cautions: 22' Pairote, 51' Sirisak, 73' Apichad
Referee: Mohamed Nazri Abdullah (Malaysia)
Attendance: 40,000


Japan - Bangladesh 8-0 (3-0)        XV. FIFA World Cup USA 1994, Preliminaries, 1st Round Group E
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 11.04.1993 - 14:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 4-Takumi Horiike, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 6-Satoshi Tsunami,
    7-Masami Ihara, 8-Masahiro Fukuda, 10-Ruy Ramos (67' 18-Masaaki Sawanobori), 15-Mitsunori Yoshida 
    (73' 9-Nobuhiro Takeda), 17-Hajime Moriyasu, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 20-Takuya Takagi. 
    Coach: Hans Ooft (Nederland)
Bangladesh (Orange-White-White):
    21-Kanan (GK), 4-Mohammed Jewel Rana, 5-Rehan, 3-Kaiser, 11-Mung, 13-Mohammed Masud Rana, 
    17-Ataul (52' 12-Baroon), 18-Zakir, 16-Gaus (61' 6-Chito), 15-Shabir, 19-Roomi.
Scorers: 1-0 18' K.Miura, 2-0 25' Takagi, 3-0 44' K.Miura, 4-0 52' K.Miura, 5-0 53' K.Miura,
    6-0 57' Takagi, 7-0 58' Fukuda, 8-0 88' Fukuda
Cautions: -
Referee: Jingyin Yu (China)
Attendance: 53,000


Japan - Sri Lanka 5-0 (3-0)         XV. FIFA World Cup USA 1994, Preliminaries, 1st Round Group E
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 15.04.1993 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 4-Takumi Horiike, 7-Masami Ihara, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C),
    6-Satoshi Tsunami, 17-Hajime Moriyasu, 15-Mitsunori Yoshida, 10-Ruy Ramos (76' 18-Masaaki Sawanobori),
    8-Masahiro Fukuda, 20-Takuya Takagi (76' 16-Masashi Nakayama), 11-Kazuyoshi Miura.
    Coach: Hans Ooft (Nederland)
Sri Lanka (Red-Red-Red):
    1-Lalithe Weerasinghe (GK), 19-De Silva (60' 11-Kamaldeen Kabeer), 5-Junaideen Hasheemadeen, 
    14-Kolomage Sampath Perera, 16-Ferdinando, 12-Usman, 4-Dudley Steinwall, 15-Seneviratone, 
    6-Purina, 10-Matakage Roshan Perera (H 3-Chaminda Steinwall), 9-Shansa Kumar.
Scorers: 1-0 10' Takagi, 2-0 18' T.Hashiratani, 3-0 34' K.Miura, 4-0 49' Takagi, 5-0 51' K.Miura
Cautions: 12' De Silva, 44' D.Steinwall, 87' Usman
Referee: Samuel Chan Yam-Ming (Hong Kong)
Attendance: 40,000
    

Japan - U.A.E. 2-0 (1-0)            XV. FIFA World Cup USA 1994, Preliminaries, 1st Round Group E
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 18.04.1993 - 16:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 4-Takumi Horiike, 7-Masami Ihara, 5-Tetsuji Hashratani (C),
    6-Satoshi Tsunami, 17-Hajime Moriyasu, 15-Mitsunori Yoshida, 10-Ruy Ramos, 8-Masahiro Fukuda,
    11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 20-Takuya Takagi. Coach: Hans Ooft (Nederland)
U.A.E. (White-White-White):
    22-Adel Ans (GK), 15-Ibrahim Abdulrahman, 6-Rashid Ismail, 4-Abdulrahman Al-Haddad, 
    20-Mohammed Obaid, 13-Abdulharik, 12-Hussein Ghuloum Abbas (H 7-Bakhit Saad), 
    16-Abdul Razzaq Ibrahim, 10-Adnan Al-Talyani (C), 3-Ali Thani Jumaa (61' 14-Khamis Saad), 
    2-Eissa Abdulrahman. Coach: Antonie Piechniczek (Poland)
Scorers: 1-0 20' T.Hashiratani, 2-0 76' Takagi
Cautions: 1' Moriyasu, 10' Ismail, 19' Abdulharik, 80' Tsunami, 85' Obaid
Referee: Mohamed Nazri Abdullah (Malaysia)
Attendance: 55,000


Thailand - Japan 0-1 (0-0)          XV. FIFA World Cup USA 1994, Preliminaries, 1st Round Group E
(Dubai - Al-Nasr SC Stadium - 28.04.1993 - 19:15)
Thailand (Red-Red-Red):
    22-Watcharapong Somcit (GK), 3-Sumet Akarapong, 15-Kowit, 5-Pairote Pongjan, 7-Natee Tongsukkao, 
    6-Sirisak (75' 12-Surachai Jaturapattarapong), 21-Tawan Sripan, 2-Apichad Thaveechalermdit, 
    13-Kitisak Senamuang, 9-Piyapong Pue-On, 11-Sonsam (72' 10-Pontong).
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 4-Takumi Horiike, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 6-Satoshi Tsunami,
    7-Masami Ihara, 8-Masahiro Fukuda, 10-Ruy Ramos, 15-Mitsunori Yoshida, 17-Hajime Moriyasu,
    11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 20-Takuya Takagi. Coach: Hans Ooft (Nederland)
Scorers: 0-1 49' Horiike
Cautions: Pairote
Expulsions: 38' Ihara, 38' Piyapong
Referee: Omer Saleh Al-Mehanah (Saudi Arabia)
Attendance: 4,000


Bangladesh - Japan 1-4 (1-3)        XV. FIFA World Cup USA 1994, Preliminaries, 1st Round Group E
(Dubai - Al-Nasr SC Stadium - 30.04.1993 - 19:15)
Bangladesh (White-White-White):
    1-Mohsin (GK) (22' 21-Kanan (GK)), 12-Baroon, 3-Kaiser, 4-Mohammed Jewel Rana, 5-Rehan, 
    13-Mohammed Masud Rana, 15-Shabir, 17-Ataul, 18-Zakir, 19-Roomi, 10-Mahoub.
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 3-Toshinobu Katsuya, 4-Takumi Horiike, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C),
    6-Satoshi Tsunami, 8-Masahiro Fukuda, 10-Ruy Ramos, 15-Mitsunori Yoshida (73' 9-Nobuhiro Takeda), 
    17-Hajime Moriyasu, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 20-Takuya Takagi. Coach: Hans Ooft (Nederland)
Scorers: 0-1 2' Fukuda, 1-1 11' Roomi, 1-2 30' K.Miura, 1-3 36' Yoshida, 1-4 61' Takagi
Cautions: Takagi, Ataul
Expulsions: Rehan
Referee: Radi Mousa Al-Haddad (Kuwait)
Attendance: 3,000


Sri Lanka - Japan 0-6 (0-2)         XV. FIFA World Cup USA 1994, Preliminaries, 1st Round Group E
(Dubai - Al-Nasr SC Stadium - 05.05.1993 - 19:15)
Sri Lanka (Red-Red-Red):
    1-Lalithe Weerasinghe (GK), 5-Junaideen Hasheemadeen, 6-Purina, 8-Sruja, 9-Shansa Kumar, 
    12-Usman, 14-Kolomage Sampath Perera, 15-Seneviratone, 17-Pusupakumara (81' 7-Ansonipirai), 
    18-Puremarar (59' 20-Purianja), 19-De Silva.
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 4-Takumi Horiike, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 6-Satoshi Tsunami,
    7-Masami Ihara, 8-Masahiro Fukuda, 10-Ruy Ramos, 15-Mitsunori Yoshida, 17-Hajime Moriyasu 
    (67' 18-Masaaki Sawanobori), 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 20-Takuya Takagi (68' 16-Masashi Nakayama).
    Coach: Hans Ooft (Nederland)
Scorers: 0-1 31' Ramos, 0-2 42' Ihara, 0-3 56' Ihara, 0-4 61' Takagi, 0-5 80' K.Miura, 0-6 82' Nakayama
Cautions: 38' Yoshida
Expulsions: 79' Hashemadeen
Referee: Omer Saleh Al-Mehanah (Saudi Arabia)
Attendance: 1,000


U.A.E. - Japan 1-1 (0-0)            XV. FIFA World Cup USA 1994, Preliminaries, 1st Round Group E
(Al-Ain - Tahnoon Bin-Mohammed Stadium - 07.05.1993 - 19:15)
U.A.E. (White-White-White):
    1-Said Jumaa (GK), 2-Eissa Abdulrahman, 6-Rashid Ismail, 4-Abdulrahman Al-Haddad, 20-Mohammed Obaid, 
    15-Ibrahim Abdulrahman, 13-Abdul Khaliq, 8-Nasser Khamis, 16-Abdulrazzaq Ibrahim, 10-Adnan Al-Talyani (C), 
    7-Bakhit Saad (64' 12-Hussein Ghuloum Abbas). Coach: Antonie Piechniczek (Poland)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 4-Takumi Horiike, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 6-Satoshi Tsunami,
    7-Masami Ihara, 8-Masahiro Fukuda (77' 18-Masaaki Sawanobori), 10-Ruy Ramos, 15-Mitsunori Yoshida, 
    17-Hajime Moriyasu, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 20-Takuya Takagi. Coach: Hans Ooft (Nederland)
Scorers: 1-0 82' A.Ibrahim , 1-1 83' Sawanobori
Cautions: A.Ibrahim, T.Hashiratani, Tsunami
Referee: Jamal Al-Sharif (Syria)
Attendance: 15,000


Japan - Ivory Coast 1-0 (0-0,0-0) a.e.t.   
                                    V. Afro-Asian Championship 1993
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 04.10.1993 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 4-Takumi Horiike, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 7-Masami Ihara, 
    21-Yasutoshi Miura, 17-Hajime Moriyasu, 15-Mitsunori Yoshida (73' 12-Kenta Hasegawa), 10-Ruy Ramos, 
    8-Masahiro Fukuda, 20-Takuya Takagi, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura. Coach: Hans Ooft (Nederland)
Ivory Coast (Red-Red-White):
    1-Losseni Konate (GK), 12-Nagu Georges Rinon, 3-Arsene Hobou, 5-Dominique Sam Abouo, 6-Rufin Biagne Lue
    (91' 7-Celestine Amani), 13-Sidy Badra Aliou, 14-Donald-Olivier Sie, 8-Tchiressoa Guel, 2-Yaya Dombia
    (59' 15-Adama Cloffie Kone), 10-Abdoulaye Traore, 11-Ahmed Ouattara. Coach: Yeo Martial
Scorers: 1-0 116' K.Miura
Cautions: 7' Traore, 29' Quattara, 34' Ihara, 80' Ramos
Referee: Jihong Wei (China)
Attendance: 53,302


Japan - Saudi Arabia 0-0 (0-0)      XV. FIFA World Cup USA 1994, Preliminaries, Final Round
(Doha - Khalifa Stadium - 15.10.1993 - 18:15)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 4-Takumi Horiike, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 7-Masami Ihara, 
    21-Yasutoshi Miura, 8-Masahiro Fukuda, 10-Ruy Ramos, 15-Mitsunori Yoshida, 17-Hajime Moriyasu, 
    11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 20-Takuya Takagi. Coach: Hans Ooft (Nederland)
Saudi Arabia (White-Green-White):
    1-Mohammed Al-Deayea (GK), 2-Abdullah S. Al-Dossary, 3-Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi, 5-Ahmed Madani,
    13-Mohammed Al-Jawad, 6-Fuadh Amin (C), 8-Mansour Al-Muaynea, 14-Khalid Al-Muwallid, 
    10-Saeed Owairan (65' 17-Khalid Al-Temawi), 9-Majed Mohammed (58' 12-Sami Al-Jaber),
    20-Hamzah Falatah. Coach: Jose Candido (Brazil)
Scorers: -
Cautions: 60' Al-Jaber
Referee: Serge Muhmenthaler (Switzerland)
Attendance: 20,000


Iran - Japan 2-1 (1-0)              XV. FIFA World Cup USA 1994, Preliminaries, Final Round
(Doha - Khalifa Stadium - 18.10.1993 - 18:15)
Iran (Red-White-Red):
    1-Behzad Gholampour (GK), 2-Javad Zarincheh, 3-Mehdi Rezaei-Manesh, 4-Reza Hassanzadeh,
    5-Nader Mohammadkhani, 6-Mehdi Fonnoonizadeh, 7-Hamid Estili (11' 16-Ardeshir Ghalenei),
    9-Mehdi Abtahi (59' 8-Hamid Darakhshan), 14-Majid Namjou-Motlagh, 19-Behzad Dadashzadeh, 
    11-Ali Daei. Coach: Ali Parvin
Japan (White-Blue-White):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 4-Takumi Horiike, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 7-Masami Ihara, 
    21-Yasutoshi Miura (73' 16-Masashi Nakayama), 17-Hajime Moriyasu, 8-Masahiro Fukuda, 
    10-Ruy Ramos, 15-Mitsunori Yoshida (H 12-Kenta Hasegawa), 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 
    20-Takuya Takagi. Coach: Hans Ooft (Nederland)
Scorers: 1-0 44' Hassanzadeh, 2-0 86' Daei, 2-1 88' Nakayama
Cautions: 15' Fonnoonizadeh, 38' Takagi, 50' Rezaei-Manesh, 70' Dadashzadeh
Referee: Fabio Baldas (Italy)
Attendance: 10,000


Japan - North Korea 3-0 (1-0)       XV. FIFA World Cup USA 1994, Preliminaries, Final Round
(Doha - Khalifa Stadium - 21.10.1993 - 17:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 3-Toshinobu Katsuya, 4-Takumi Horiike, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 
    7-Masami Ihara, 10-Ruy Ramos, 15-Mitsunori Yoshida, 17-Hajime Moriyasu, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 
    12-Kenta Hasegawa (84' 14-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa), 16-Masashi Nakayama. Coach: Hans Ooft (Nederland)
North Korea (White-White-White):
    18-Yong-Ho Kim (GK), 4-Kyong-Il Kim, 12-Yong-Bin Tak, 17-Gwang-Chol Pang, 2-Gwang-Min Kim,
    9-Jong-Su Yun (C), 6-Song-Gun Ryu, 11-Mun-Chol Gong, 13-In-Chol Cho, 14-Yong-Son Choi,
    10-Won-Nam Choi. Coach: Myung-Chan Yun
Scorers: 1-0 28' K.Miura, 2-0 51' Nakayama, 3-0 69' K.Miura
Cautions: 53' Won-Nam Choi, 79' Gwang-Chol Pang, 89' Moriyasu
Referee: Serge Muhmenthaler (Switzerland)
Attendance: 3,000


South Korea - Japan 0-1 (0-0)       XV. FIFA World Cup USA 1994, Preliminaries, Final Round
(Doha - Khalifa Stadium - 25.10.1993 - 16:00)
South Korea (Red-Red-Red):
    1-In-Young Choi (GK), 3-Jong-Seon Choi, 5-Jung-Bae Park, 20-Myung-Bo Hong ,17-Sang-Beom Goo (C),
    6-Jung-Yoon Noh (H 11-Jung-Won Seo), 7-Hong-Ki Shin, 15-Jung-Woon Ko, 16-Joo-Sung Kim, 
    8-Moon-Shik Choi, 9-Seok-Joo Ha. Coach: Ho Kim
Japan (White-Blue-White):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 3-Toshinobu Katsuya, 4-Takumi Horiike, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 
    7-Masami Ihara, 10-Ruy Ramos, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 12-Yoshiyuki Hasegawa (65' 8-Masahiro Fukuda), 
    14-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa, 15-Yasuhiro Yoshida, 16-Masashi Nakayama (85' 9-Nobuhiro Takeda). 
    Coach: Hans Ooft (Nederland)
Scorers: 0-1 60' K.Miura
Cautions: 41' Seok-Joo Ha, 71' Jung-Bae Park, 93' Masami Ihara
Referee: Aron Schmidhuber (Germany)
Attendance: 5,000


Japan - Iraq 2-2 (1-0)              XV. FIFA World Cup USA 1994, Preliminaries, Final Round
(Doha - Al-Ahly SC Stadium - 28.10.1993 - 16:15)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 3-Toshinobu Katsuya, 4-Takumi Horiike, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 
    7-Masami Ihara, 10-Ruy Ramos, 15-Mitsunori Yoshida, 17-Hajime Moriyasu, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 
    12-Kenta Hasegawa (59' 8-Masahiro Fukuda), 16-Masashi Nakayama (80' 9-Nobuhiro Takeda).
    Coach: Hans Ooft (Nederland)
Iraq (White-Green-White):
    21-Ibrahim Salim Saad (GK), 14-Salim Hussein, 4-Swadi Radhi, 2-Samir Kadhim Hassan, 
    3-Saad Abdul, 22-Bassam Raouf Hamed (71' 5-Abdul Jabar Hanoon), 12-Mohammed Jassim 
    (H 16-Jaffar Omran Salman), 7-Naem Saddam Minshed, 17-Laith Hussein, 9-Ala Kadhim, 
    8-Ahmad Radhi (C). Coach: Ammo Baba
Scorers: 1-0 5' K.Miura, 1-1 54' S.Radhi, 2-1 80' Nakayama, 2-2' Jaffar Omran Salman
Cautions: 10' Katsuya, 23' S.Radhi, 80' Saad Abdul, 84' Matsunaga
Referee: Serge Muhmenthaler (Switzerland)
Attendance: 4,000

1994

Japan - Australia 1-1 (1-0)         XV. Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer 1994, Group Stage
(Hiroshima - Big Arch Stadium - 22.05.1994 - 12:05)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    12-Kazuya Maekawa (GK), 2-Koji Kondo, 3-Yoshihiro Natsuka, 4-Masami Ihara, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 
    6-Teruo Iwamoto, 20-Yoshiaki Sato (H 22-Takafumi Ogura), 8-Tetsuya Asano (83' 18-Hajime Moriyasu), 
    10-Masaaki Sawanobori, 7-Masakiyo Maezono (30' 19-Kenta Hasegawa), 11-Kazuyoshi Miura. 
    Coach: Paulo Roberto Falcao (Brazil)
Australia (Yellow-Yellow-Yellow):
    1-Robert Zabica (GK) (36' 20-Zeljko Kalac (GK)), 2-Tony Vidmar, 3-Alexander Tobin, 4-Milan Ivanovic, 
    5-Mehmet Durakovic, 6-Paul Wade (C), 7-Robbie Slater, 8-Nedjeljko Zelic, 9-Carl Veart, 10-Aurelio Vidmar, 
    11-Jason van Blerk. Coach: Eddie Thompson (Scotland)
Scorers: 1-0 6' Asano, 1-1 68' A.Vidmar
Cautions: 18' Maezono, 21' Zelic, 60' Natsuka
Referee: Pirom Un-Prasert (Thailand)
Attendance: 27,350


Japan - France 1-4 (0-2)            XV. Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer 1994, Group Stage
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 29.05.1994 - 15:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    12-Kazuya Maekawa (GK) (H 1-Kenji Honnami (GK)), 2-Koji Kondo, 4-Masami Ihara, 3-Yoshihiro Natsuka, 
    6-Teruo Iwamoto (69' 16-Masahiro Endo), 19-Kenta Hasegawa (H 22-Takafumi Ogura), 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 
    10-Masaaki Sawanobori, 8-Tetsuya Asano (57' 18-Hajime Moriyasu), 21-Hisashi Kurosaki, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura.
    Coach: Paulo Roberto Falcao (Brazil)
France (White-White-White):
    1-Bernard Lama (GK), 2-Jocelyn Angloma (85' 15-Christian Karembeu), 5-Laurent Blanc, 4-Marcel Desailly, 
    3-Eric Di Meco (71' 17-Bixente Lizarazu), 10-Youri Djorkaeff (71' 20-Nicolas Ouedec), 6-Didier Deschamps (C), 
    8-Paul Le Guen, 7-Eric Cantona, 9-Jean-Pierre Papin, 11-David Ginola. Coach: Aime Jacquet
Scorers: 0-1 15' Djorkaeff, 0-2 18' Papin, 0-3 53' Kurosaki OG, 0-4 55' Ginola, 1-4 78' Ogura
Cautions: -
Referee: Mohamed Nazri Abdullah (Malaysia)
Attendance: 48,841


Japan - Ghana 3-2 (2-2)             Friendly Match (Asics Cup)
(Nagoya - Mizuho Stadium - 08.07.1994 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    12-Kenji Honnami (GK), 3-Masami Ihara, 13-Yoshiro Moriyama, 4-Yoshihiro Natsuka, 16-Masahiro Endo, 
    6-Teruo Iwamoto, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 17-Hajime Moriyasu, 11-Kazyyoshi Miura, 7-Toshihiro Yamaguchi, 
    9-Takafumi Ogura (61' 18-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa). Coach: Paulo Roberto Falcao (Brazil)
Ghana (Yellow-Yellow-Yellow):
    16-James Nanor (GK), 5-Isaac Asare, 3-Koffi Mubeah, 18-Stephen Baidoo (82' 4-Sebastian Barnes), 
    2-Emmanuel Opoku, 6-Alex Opoku (78' 13-Robert Sabah), 8-Nii Odartey Lamptey, 9-Ohene Kennedy 
    (71' 12-Ebenzer Hagan), 19-Mamood Amadu, 10-Felix Aboagye, 11-Emmanuel Duah.
    Coach: Otto Pfister (Germany)
Scorers: 0-1 2' Aboagye, 1-1 10' K.Miura, 2-1 27' K.Miura, 2-2 34' Asare, 3-2 72' Natsuka
Cautions: 24' T.Hashiratani
Referee: Bong-Ki Ahn (South Korea)
Attendance: 20,933


Japan - Ghana 2-1 (1-0)             Friendly Match (Asics Cup)
(Kobe - Universiade Memorial Stadium - 14.07.1994 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    12-Kenji Honnami (GK), 3-Masami Ihara, 13-Yoshiro Moriyama, 4-Yoshihiro Natsuka, 16-Masahiro Endo, 
    6-Teruo Iwamoto (70' 8-Tetsuya Asano), 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 17-Hajime Moriyasu, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 
    7-Toshihiro Yamaguchi (75' 21-Takuya Takagi), 9-Takafumi Ogura (H 18-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa). 
    Coach: Paulo Roberto Falcao (Brazil)
Ghana (Yellow-Yellow-Yellow):
    16-James Nanor (GK) (55' 1-Richard Obimpeh (GK)), 5-Isaac Asare, 3-Koffi Mubeah, 18-Stephen Baidoo, 
    2-Emmanuel Opoku, 6-Alex Opoku (64' 9-Ohene Kennedy), 12-Ebenzer Hagan, 8-Nii Odartey Lamptey, 
    11-Emmanuel Duah, 19-Mamood Amadu, 10-Felix Aboagye (72' 13-Robert Sabah). 
    Coach: Otto Pfister (Germany)
Scorers: 1-0 23' Iwamoto, 2-0 52' K.Miura, 2-1 72' Lamptey
Cautions: 16' Iwamoto, 34' Amadu, 57' T.hashiratani, 69' Aboagye, 81' Mubeah, 87' Baidoo
Referee: Yuguang Dai (China)
Attendance: 39,107


Japan - Australia 0-0 (0-0)         Friendly Match
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 27.09.1994 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shinkichi Kikuchi (GK), 2-Yoshiro Moriyama (74' 12-Akira Narahashi), 3-Yoshihiro Natsuka, 
    4-Masami Ihara, 6-Masahiro Endo (81' 14-Naoto Otake), 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 
    16-Masaaki Sawanobori, 10-Teruo Iwamoto, 17-Takahiro Yamada (73' 8-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa), 
    7-Masakiyo Maezono, 9-Nobuhiro Takeda. Coach: Paulo Roberto Falcao (Brazil)
Australia (Yellow-Yellow-Yellow):
    1-Zelijko Kalac (GK), 2-Tony Vidmar, 3-Mehmet Durakovic, 4-Milan Ivanovic, 5-Alex Tobin,
    6-Paul Wade (C), 8-Stan Lazaridis, 10-Ross Aloisi, 11-Alistair Edwards, 7-Damian Mori
    (83' 16-Gabriel Mendez), 9-John Markovski (74' 17-Warren Spink).
    Coach: Eddie Thompson (Scotland)
Scorers: -
Cautions: 48' Tobin, 74' Aloisi
Referee: Zoran Petrovic (Yugoslavia)
Attendance: 44,253


Japan - U.A.E. 1-1 (0-1)            XII. Asian Games Hiroshima 1994, 1st Round Group D
(Miyoshi - Miyoshi Sports Park Athletics Stadium - 03.10.1994 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shinkichi Kikuchi (GK), 2-Yoshiro Moriyama, 3-Yoshihiro Natsuka, 4-Masami Ihara, 6-Masahiro Endo, 
    5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 7-Masakiyo Maezono, 10-Teruo Iwamoto (64' 18-Takuya Takagi), 
    16-Masaaki Sawanobori, 9-Nobuhito Takeda (60' 8-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa), 11-Kazuyoshi Miura. 
    Coach: Paulo Roberto Falcao (Brazil)
U.A.E. (White-White-White):
    17-Muhsin Musabbah Faraj (GK), 2-Jumaa Saleh Ali, 4-Abdulrahman Al-Haddad, 6-Rashid Ismail,
    19-Munther Ali Abdulla, 20-Mohammed Al-Dhaheri, 7-Bakhit Saad (84' 5-Mohammed Abulras), 
    8-Khalid Embarakoh, 15-Mohammed Ali, 10-Adnan Al-Talyani (C), 14-Khamis Saad (69' 3-Ali Tani).
    Coach: Antonie Piechniczek (Poland)
Scorers: 0-1 2' Al-Talyani, 1-1 66' K.Miura PK
Cautions: 6' Al-Dhaheri, 65' Muhsin Faraj, 68' Ismail, 68' K.Miura, 72' Sawanobori
Referee: Mohamed Nazri Abdullah (Malaysia)
Attendance: 7,254


Japan - Qatar 1-1 (0-1)             XII. Asian Games Hiroshima 1994, 1st Round Group D
(Hiroshima - Hiroshima Stadium - 05.10.1994 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shinkichi Kikuchi (GK), 2-Yoshiro Moriyama, 3-Yoshihiro Natsuka, 4-Masami Ihara, 6-Masahiro Endo, 
    5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 7-Masakiyo Maezono, 8-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa, 10-Teruo Iwamoto, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 
    18-Takuya Takagi. Coach: Paulo Roberto Falcao (Brazil)
Qatar (White-Red-White):
    20-Amer Al-Kaabi, 3-Zamel Al-Kuwari, 6-Khalid Al-Mohammadi, 14-Juma Al-Majid, 15-Ali Al-Slaiti, 
    5-Abdul Al-Ishaq, 17-Sultan Al-Kuwari, 7-Adel Khamis Mubarak, 10-Abdul Al-Shafi (88' 9-Walid Ibrahim), 
    11-Aziz Bujaloof, 12-Mahmoud Yaseen Soufi. Coach: David Mackay (Scotland)
Scorers: 0-1 21' Mubarak, 1-1 56' Takagi
Cautions: Iwamoto, Kitazawa, Z.Al-Kuwari, Soufi, Al-Mohammadi, Al-Slaiti, Bujaloof, 
    S.Al-Kuwari
Referee: Russamee Jindamai (Thailand)
Attendance: 11,056


Japan - Myanmar 5-0 (1-0)           XII. Asian Games Hiroshima 1994, 1st Round Group D
(Hiroshima - Bingo Sports Park Athletics Stadium - 09.10.1994 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shinkichi Kikuchi (GK), 2-Yoshiro Moriyama, 3-Yoshihiro Natsuka, 4-Masami Ihara, 6-Masahiro Endo, 
    5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 7-Masakiyo Maezono, 8-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa, 16-Masaaki Sawanobori, 
    11-Kazuyoshi Miura (77' 19-Takafumi Ogura), 18-Takuya Takagi (73' 10-Teruo Iwamoto). 
    Coach: Paulo Roberto Falcao (Brazil)
Myanmar (Red-Red-Red):
    1-Soe Soe Aung (GK) (84' 18-Win Naim So (GK)), 4-Soe Myat Min, 5-Soe Ba Min, 12-Niyun Win,
    13-Nue Thon, 16-Maun Maun Oo, 17-Tin Myo Aung, 6-Tin Min Aung, 8-Tan To Aung, 10-Myo Lain Win,
    9-Win Aung (73' 11-So Mo Cho).
Scorers: 1-0 36' T.Hashiratani, 2-0 53' Takagi, 3-0 81' Iwamoto, 4-0 86' Kitazawa, 5-0 88' Takagi
Cautions: Soe Ba Min, Soe Myat Min
Expulsions: Soe Ba Min
Referee: Sardar Nadzhafaliev (Uzbekistan)
Attendance: 7,172


Japan - South Korea 2-3 (1-0)       XII. Asian Games Hiroshima 1994, Quarter Final
(Hiroshima - Hiroshima Stadium - 11.10.1994 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shinkichi Kikuchi (GK), 2-Yoshiro Moriyama, 3-Yoshihiro Natsuka, 4-Masami Ihara, 16-Masaaki Sawanobori 
    (68' 10-Teruo Iwamoto), 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 6-Masahiro Endo, 7-Masakiyo Maezono, 8-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa, 
    11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 18-Takuya Takagi. Coach: Paulo Roberto Falcao (Brazil)
South Korea (White-Blue-White):
    1-Sang-Gwang Cha (GK), 15-Sang-Cheol Yoo, 2-Cheol Kang, 19-Seok-Joo Ha, 4-Young-Il Choi, 17-Im-Saeng Lee, 
    20-Myung-Bo Hong (29' 7-Dae-Shik Choi), 6-Young-Jin Lee I (C), 16-Jung-Gook Han (83' 14-Nam-Yeol Park), 
    10-Jung-Woon Ko, 18-Seon-Hong Hwang. Coach: Anatoly Byshovets (Ukraina)
Scorers: 1-0 30' Miura, 1-1 51' Sang-Cheol Yoo, 1-2 77' Seon-Hong Hwang, 2-2 86' Ihara, 
    2-3 89' Seon-Hong Hwang PK
Cautions: 6' Kitazawa, 14' Seok-Joo Ha, 18' Young-Il Choi, 49' Hashiratani, 72' Dae-Shik Choi, 89' Natsuka
Referee: Abdalaziz Mohamed Al-Mulla (UAE)
Attendance: 9,752

1995

Nigeria - Japan 3-0 (1-0)           II. Intercontinental Cup 1995, 1st Round Group B
(Riyadh - King Fahad II International Stadium - 06.01.1995 - 20:20)
Nigeria (Green-Green-Green):
    1-Peter Rufai (GK) (C), 2-Augustine Eguavoen, 3-Benedict Iroha, 20-Uche Okafor, 5-Uche Okechukwu, 
    18-Efangwu Ekoku (62' 10-Augustine Okocha), 8-Mutiu Adepoju, 13-Sunday Oliseh, 12-Samson Siasia 
    (83' 6-Momodu Mutari), 11-Emmanuel Amunike, 14-Daniel Amokachi. Coach: Johannes Bonfrere (Nederland)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 6-Yoshihiro Natsuka, 4-Masami Ihara, 
    3-Satoshi Tsunami, 7-Takumi Horiike, 15-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 8-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa (72' 16-Masahiro Fukuda), 
    10-Ruy Ramos (H 14-Hiromitsu Isogai), 9-Toshihiro Yamaguchi, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura. Coach: Shu Kamo
Scorers: 1-0 4' Siasia, 2-0 54' Adepoju, 3-0 64' Amokachi
Cautions: Tsunami, M.Yamaguchi, Okocha
Referee: Ion Craciunescu (Romania)
Attendance: 25,000


Argentina - Japan 5-1 (2-0)         II. Intercontinental Cup 1995, 1st Round Group B
(Riyadh - King Fahad II International Stadium - 08.01.1995 - 20:00)
Argentina (Sky Blue/White-Black-White):
    1-Carlos Bossio (GK), 6-Nestor Fabbri, 4-Javier Zanetti, 2-Roberto Ayala (C), 3-Jose Antonio Chamot, 
    5-Hugo Perez, 8-Marcelo Escudero (55' 18-Gustavo Lopez), 20-Christian Bassedas, 7-Ariel Ortega 
    (67' 17-Marcelo Gallardo), 9-Gabriel Batistuta, 11-Sebastian Rambert. Coach: Daniel Alberto Passarella
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 6-Yoshihiro Natsuka, 4-Masami Ihara, 
    3-Satoshi Tsunami, 7-Takumi Horiike (60' 18-Hiroshige Yanagimoto), 15-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 
    16-Masahiro Fukuda, 14-Hiromitsu Isogai, 9-Toshihiro Yamaguchi (51' 8-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa), 
    11-Kazuyoshi Miura. Coach: Shu Kamo
Scorers: 1-0 31' Rambert, 2-0 44' Ortega, 3-0 46' Batistuta, 4-0 53' Chamot, 4-1 56' K.Miura,
    5-1 85' Batistuta
Cautions: Tsumani, Rambert, Bassedas
Referee: Rodrigo Badilla Sequeira (Costa Rica)
Attendance: 10,000


Australia - Japan 2-1 (2-1)         Friendly Match
(Sydney - Sydney Football Stadium - 15.02.1995 - 19:30)
Australia (Yellow-Yellow-Yellow):
    1-Zeljko Kalac (GK), 2-Tony Vidmar, 12-Steve Horvat, 5-Alex Tobin (C), 14-Tony Popovic, 10-Stan Lazaridis, 
    8-Jason Polak, 17-Warren Spink, 15-Gabriel Mendez (59' 7-Damian Mori), 11-Steve Corica, 13-John Markovski. 
    Coach: Eddie Thompson (Scotland)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK) (60' 12-Shinkichi Kikuchi (GK)), 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 4-Masami Ihara, 
    18-Hiroshige Yanagimoto, 17-Tadashi Nakamura (H 7-Akira Narahashi), 6-Hajime Moriyasu (75' 10-Toshiya Fujita), 
    15-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 16-Masahiro Fukuda (H 8-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa), 11-Masakiyo Maezono, 9-Yoshiyuki Hasegawa, 
    13-Kenta Hasegawa (75' 19-Hisashi Kurosaki). Coach: Shu Kamo
Scorers: 1-0 6' Markovski, 1-1 17' K.Hasegawa, 2-1 41' Corica
Cautions: -
Referee: Richard Lorenc (Australia)
Attendance: 4,541


Hong Kong - Japan 0-3 (0-1)         III. Marlboro Dynasty Cup 1995, Group Stage
(Hong Kong - Hong Kong Stadium - 19.02.1995 - 15:00)
Hong Kong (White-White-White):
    1-Patrick Kooistra (GK), 3-Kin Wai Yau, 4-Kai Wah Loh, 5-Chi Keung Chan, 13-Wai Man Lee, 16-Kwok Pui Shum, 
    6-Ross Greer, 12-Leslie Santos (70' 8-Siu Wai Tam), 11-Kin Wo Lee, 9-Dale Tempest, 7-Timothy Bredbury 
    (76' 10-Wai Man Au). Coach: Ka Ming Kwak
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 3-Satoshi Tsunami, 4-Masami Ihara, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C),
    18-Hiroshige Yanagimoto, 6-Hajime Moriyasu, 15-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 11-Masakiyo Maezono,
    8-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa, 9-Yoshiyuki Hasegawa, 19-Hisashi Kurosaki (78' 16-Masahiro Fukuda).
    Coach: Shu Kamo
Scorers: 0-1 42' Kurosaki, 0-2 70' T.Hashiratani, 0-3 78' Kurosaki
Cautions: 50' Kin Wai Yau, 72' T.Hashiratani, 79' Tempest
Referee: Russamee Jindamai (Thailand)
Attendance: 
Note: FIFA didn't count this match as a full international because Hong Kong used some foreign players.


South Korea - Japan 1-1 (0-0)       III. Marlboro Dynasty Cup 1995, Group Stage
(Hong Kong - Hong Kong Stadium - 21.02.1995 - 18:00)
South Korea (White-Blue-White):
    1-Dong-Myung Seo (GK), 5-Sang-Cheol Yoo, 15-Jong-Hwa Cho, 14-Sang-Hoon Kim, 3-Sung-Yong Choi,
    2-Choong-Kyun Park, 20-Woo-Young Lee, 16-Yoon-Yeol Choi, 11-Jung-Woon Ko (C), 10-Yong-Soo Choi,
    9-Sung-Yong Woo. Coach: Anatoly Byshovets (Ukraina)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 18-Hiroshige Yanagimoto, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 4-Masami Ihara, 
    3-Satoshi Tsunami, 11-Masakiyo Maezono, 15-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 8-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa, 
    6-Hajime Moriyasu, 19-Hisashi Kurosaki (79' 16-Masahiro Fukuda), 9-Yoshiyuki Hasegawa. 
    Coach: Shu Kamo
Scorers: 0-1 47' Kurosaki, 1-1 67' Woo-Young Lee
Cautions: 16' Choong-Kyun Park, 20' Maezono, 27' Sang-Hoon Kim, 75' Sung-Yong Choi
Referee: Nik Ahmad Yaakub (Malaysia)
Attendance: 15,000


Japan - China 2-1 (2-0)             III. Marlboro Dynasty Cup 1995, Group Stage
(Hong Kong - Mongkok Stadium - 23.02.1995 - 15:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 17-Tadashi Nakamura, 18-Hiroshige Yanagimoto, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C),
    4-Masami Ihara, 6-Hajime Moriyasu, 15-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 11-Masakiyo Maezono, 10-Toshiya Fujita, 
    13-Kenta Hasegawa, 19-Hisashi Kurosaki. Coach: Shu Kamo
China (White-White-White):
    1-Chuliang Ou (GK), 5-Ming Li, 2-Qi Zhu, 26-Bing Li, 3-Jian Xiao, 6-Yue Liu, 9-Si Shen, 16-Yi Pan 
    (33' 15-Ning Zhou), 11-Yi Zhuang (H 25-Feng Gao), 23-Haidong Hao, 12-Chen Yang. Coach: Wusheng Qi
Scorers: 1-0 15' Fujita, 2-0 21' Kurosaki, 2-1 50' Feng Gao
Cautions: 27' Jian Xiao, 39' Fujita, 70' Maezono, 72' K.Hasegawa
Referee: Nimal Wickeramatunge (Sri Lanka)
Attendance: 3,417


Japan - South Korea 2-2 (1-1,2-2) a.e.t. 5-3 on penalties   
                                    III. Marlboro Dynasty Cup 1995, Final
(Hong Kong - Hong Kong Stadium - 26.02.1995 - 15:45)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Shigetetsu Matsunaga (GK), 7-Akira Narahashi (89' Tadashi Nakamura), 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 
    4-Masami Ihara, 18-Hiroshige Yanagimoto, 13-Kenta Hasegawa, 15-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 
    8-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa, 6-Hajime Moriyasu, 16-Masahiro Fukuda, 19-Hisashi Kurosaki 
    (95' 9-Yoshiyuki Hasegawa). Coach: Shu Kamo
South Korea (White-Blue-White):
    1-Dong-Myung Seo (GK), 5-Sang-Cheol Yoo, 4-Min-Sung Lee, 15-Jong-Hwa Cho, 6-Ki-Hyung Lee,
    2-Choong-Kyun Park (H 3-Sung-Yong Choi), 14-Sang-Hoon Kim (91' 8-Jung-Hwan Yoon), 
    16-Yoon-Yeol Choi, 20-Woo-Young Lee, 9-Sung-Yong Woo, 10-Yong-Soo Choi (C).
    Coach: Anatoly Byshovets (Ukraina)
Scorers: 1-0 2' Fukuda, 1-1 26' Ki-Hyung Lee, 2-1 86' Yamaguchi, 2-2 90' Ki-Hyung Lee
Penalties: 1-0 Hashiratani, 1-1 Sang-Cheol Yoo, 2-1 Kitazawa, 2-1 Yong-Soo Choi (missed), 3-1 Fukuda, 
    3-2 Ki-Hyung Lee, 4-2 Moriyasu, 4-3 Sung-Yong Choi, 5-3 Ihara
Cautions: 76' T.Hashiratani, 111' Min-Sung Lee
Referee: Mohamed Nazri Abdullah (Malaysia)
Attendance: 25,364

    
Japan - Scotland 0-0 (0-0)          XVI. Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer 1995, Group Stage
(Hiroshima - Big Arch Stadium - 21.05.1995 - 12:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Kazuya Maekawa (GK), 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 4-Masami Ihara, 17-Norio Omura, 2-Akira Narahashi, 
    3-Hiroshige Yanagimoto, 10-Ruy Ramos (51' 16-Masahiro Fukuda), 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 
    14-Masashi Nakayama, 15-Hiroaki Morishima (81' 8-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa). Coach: Shu Kamo
Scotland (Navy-Navy-Navy):
    1-James Leighton (GK) (C), 2-Alan McLaren, 3-Robert McKinnon, 4-Brian Martin, 5-Colin Calderwood 
    (79' 13-Derek Whyte), 7-Paul Lambert (37' 14-John Robertson), 8-William McKinlay, 9-John Spencer, 
    10-Scott Gemmill (75' 6-Paul Bernard), 11-Darren Jackson, 16-Craig Burley. Coach: Craig Brown
Scorers: -
Cautions: 5' McLaren, 17' K.Miura, 28' Spencer, 29' Ramos, 51' Burley, 55' Omura, 
    84' Robertson
Expulsions: 34' Spencer, 88' Omura
Referee: Armando Perez Hoyos (Colombia)
Attendance: 24,566


Japan - Ecuador 3-0 (1-0)           XVI. Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer 1995, Group Stage
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 28.05.1995 - 15:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Kazuya Maekawa (GK), 2-Akira Narahashi, 4-Masami Ihara, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 20-Naoki Soma 
    (85' 12-Katsuo Kanda), 8-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa (79' 16-Masahiro Fukuda), 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 
    19-Kazuaki Tasaka, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 14-Masashi Nakayama (14' 9-Hisashi Kurosaki), 
    15-Hiroaki Morishima. Coach: Shu Kamo
Ecuador (Yellow-Blue-Red):
    1-Jose Cevallos (GK), 2-Raul Noriega (68' 6-Nixon Carcelen), 4-Ivan Hurtado, 3-Juan Guaman 
    (H 14-Ulises de la Cruz), 5-Jose Luis Capurro (C), 15-Maximo Tenorio, 8-Enrique Verduga, 
    7-Juan Carlos Garay, 16-Jose Mora (H 10-Hjalmar Zambrano), 9-Eduardo Hurtado, 18-Agustin Delgado. 
    Coach: Francisco Marutana (Colombia)
Scorers: 1-0 36' Nakayama, 2-0 46' K.Miura PK, 3-0 53' K.Miura PK
Cautions: 11' M.Yamaguchi, 23' T.Hashiratani, 28' Guaman, 29' Tenorio, 44' Capurro, 
    52' Noriega, 77' Delgado
Referee: Lutz Michael Frolich (Germany)
Attendance: 53,438


England - Japan 2-1 (0-0)           Stanley Rous/Umbro Cup, Group Stage
(London - Wembley Stadium - 03.06.1995 - 14:00)
England (White-Navy-White):
    1-Tim Flowers (GK), 12-Gary Neville, 5-John Scales, 15-David Unsworth, 14-Stuart Pearce, 4-David Batty 
    (68' 17-Steve McManaman), 11-Darren Anderton, 8-Peter Beardsley (68' 19-Paul Gascoigne), 7-David Platt (C), 
    9-Alan Shearer, 6-Stan Collymore (76' 22-Teddy Sheringham). Coach: Terry Venables
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    13-Kazuya Maekawa (GK), 19-Kazuaki Tasaka, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 4-Masami Ihara, 2-Akira Narahashi, 
    6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 20-Naoki Soma (74' 3-Hiroshige Yanagimoto), 15-Hiroaki Morishima (81' 16-Masahiro Fukuda), 
    8-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 14-Masashi Nakayama (65' 9-Hisashi Kurosaki). Coach: Shu Kamo
Scorers: 1-0 49' Anderton, 1-1 62' Ihara, 2-1 86' Platt PK
Cautions: Beardsley
Expulsions: 86' T.Hashiratani
Referee: Jaap Uilenberg (Nederland)
Attendance: 21,142


Japan - Brazil 0-3 (0-1)            Stanley Rous/Umbro Cup, Group Stage
(Liverpool - Goodison Park - 06.06.1995 - 20:15)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Nobuyuki Kojima (GK), 17-Norio Omura, 4-Masami Ihara, 19-Kazuaki Tasaka (80' 7-Hajime Moriyasu), 
    2-Akira Narahashi, 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 20-Naoki Soma, 15-Hiroaki Morishima (66' 9-Hisashi Kurosaki), 
    8-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 14-Masashi Nakayama (H 16-Masahiro Fukuda). Coach: Shu Kamo
Brazil (Yellow-Blue-White):
    1-Zetti (GK), 2-Jorge Jorginho, 3-Nascimento Aldair, 15-Marcio Santos, 6-Roberto Carlos, 17-Doriva Junior, 
    8-Carlos Dunga (C), 10-Juninho Paulista, (60' 19-Leonardo de Araujo), 11-Cesar Crizam Zinho 
    (72' 20-Victor Rivaldo), 9-Luiz Nazario Ronaldo, 7-Edmundo Alvez Souza. Coach: Mario Zagallo
Scorers: 0-1 6' Roberto Carlos, 0-2 51' Zinho, 0-3 63' Zinho
Cautions: -
Referee: James McCluskey (Scotland)
Attendance: 29,327


Sweden - Japan 2-2 (0-1)            Stanley Rous/Umbro Cup, Group Stage
(Nottingham - City Ground - 10.06.1995 - 14:00)
Sweden (Yellow-Blue-Yellow):
    1-Thomas Ravelli (GK), 2-Gary Sundgren, 15-Teddy Lucic, 4-Joachim Bjorklund, 14-Pontus Kamark, 
    16-Niclas Alexandersson, 7-Peter Wibran, 18-Ola Andersson, 19-Niklas Gudmundsson (73' 13-Mikael Nilsson), 
    17-Henrik Larsson, 11-Kennet Andersson. Coach: Tommy Svensson
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    22-Kenichi Shimokawa (GK), 17-Norio Omura, 4-Masami Ihara, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 2-Akira Narahashi 
    (84' 3-Hiroshige Yanagimoto), 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 20-Naoki Soma, 18-Toshiya Fujita (71' 7-Hajime Moriyasu), 
    8-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa (80' 16-Masahiro Fukuda), 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 9-Hisashi Kurosaki. Coach: Shu Kamo
Scorers: 0-1 8' Fujita, 1-1 52' K.Andersson, 2-1 68' K.Andersson, 2-2 79' Kurosaki
Cautions: -
Referee: Angelo Amendolia (Italy)
Attendance: 5,591


Japan - Costa Rica 3-0 (1-0)        Friendly Match 
(Kyoto - Nishi-Kyogoku Stadium - 06.08.1995 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Nobuyuki Kojima (GK), 13-Kentaro Hayashi, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 4-Masami Ihara, 3-Hiroshige Yanagimoto 
    (82' 2-Akira Narahashi), 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 12-Naoki Soma, 15-Hiroaki Morishima (76' 7-Toshiya Fujita), 
    14-Hiroshi Nanami (63' 8-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa), 9-Hisashi Kurosaki (H 16-Masahiro Fukuda), 11-Kazuyoshi Miura 
    (68' 18-Koji Noguchi). Coach: Shu Kamo
Costa Rica (Red-White-White):
    1-Erick Lonnis (GK), 3-Alexander Madrigal (H 6-Wilmer Lopez), 20-Mauricio Montero, 4-Ronald Gonzalez (C), 
    17-Luis Arnaez (H 12-Carlos Ulate), 5-Mauricio Solis, 8-Benjamin Mayorga (H 14-Oscar Ramirez), 
    13-Edgar Navarrete, 15-Wilmer Arguedas (61' 11-Frander Segura), 7-M.Meyers (70' 10-Parlen Llama), 
    9-Roy Meyers. Coach: Torbio Rojas Gamboa
Scorers: 1-0 44' Nanami, 2-0 65' Fukuda, 3-0 74' Kitazawa
Cautions: -
Referee: Mohamed Nazri Abdullah (Malaysia)
Attendance: 20,429


Japan - Brazil 1-5 (0-2)            Friendly Match (Japan-Brazil Commission 100th Anniversary)
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 09.08.1995 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Nobuyuki Kojima (GK), 13-Kentaro Hayashi, 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 4-Masami Ihara, 3-Hiroshige Yanagimoto, 
    6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 12-Naoki Soma, 15-Hiroaki Morishima (72' 8-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa), 10-Ruy Ramos, 
    16-Masahiro Fukuda (61' 9-Hisashi Kurosaki), 11-Kazuyoshi Miura. Coach: Shu Kamo
Brazil (Yellow-Blue-White):
    1-Gilmar Rinaldi (GK), 2-Jorge Jorginho (87' 13-Bruno Carvalho), 3-Andre' Cruz, 4-Jesus Ronaldao 
    (75' 15-Narsico Santos), 6-Rodrigo Chagas, 8-Carlos Dunga (C), 5-Cesar Sampaio, 10-Leonardo de Araujo 
    (75' 20-Juninho Paulista), 11-Cesar Crizam Zinho, 9-Giovanni (75' 22-Savio Pimental), 7-Edmundo Alvez Souza. 
    Coach: Mario Zagallo
Scorers: 0-1 20' Fukuda OG, 0-2 23' Edmundo, 1-2 48' Fukuda, 1-3 59' Leonardo, 1-4 71' Sampaio, 
    1-5 89' Savio
Cautions: -
Referee: Zoran Petrovic (Yugoslavia)
Attendance: 53,605


Japan - Paraguay 1-2 (1-1)          Friendly Match (Adidas Challenge)
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 20.09.1995 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Kazuya Maekawa (GK), 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 4-Masami Ihara, 17-Norio Omura, 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 
    12-Naoki Soma, 2-Akira Narahashi (74' 7-Kentaro Sawada), 8-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa (67' 13-Masayuki Okano), 
    10-Masakiyo Maezono, 16-Masahiro Fukuda (81' 9-Shoji Jo), 11-Kazuyoshi Miura (67' 15-Hiroaki Morishima). 
    Coach: Shu Kamo
Paraguay (White/Red-Blue-White):
    1-Danilo Aceval (GK), 2-Nestor Isasi (H 13-Luis Romero), 3-Jorge Alcaraz, 4-Juan Villamayor, 
    5-Pedro Sarabia, 6-Julio Cesar Enciso, 8-Nery Ortiz, 10-Virgilio Ferreira, 7-Marcial Garay 
    (89' 9-David Gomez), 11-Jorge Luis Campos, 16-Carlos Villagura (H 15-Walter Aros).
    Coach: Ladislao Kubala (Spain)
Scorers: 1-0 23' K.Miura, 1-1 33' Isasi, 1-2 89' Ferreira
Cautions: 75' T.Hashiratani
Referee: Alfredo Trentalange (Italy)
Attendance: 22,544


Japan - Saudi Arabia 2-1 (1-0)      Friendly Match (Adidas Challenge)
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 24.10.1995 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Kazuya Maekawa (GK), 4-Masami Ihara, 2-Yutaka Akita, 3-Hiroshige Yanagimoto, 12-Naoki Soma 
    (81'18-Masaharu Suzuki), 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 15-Hiroaki Morishima (77' 10-Toshiya Fujita), 
    14-Hiroshi Nanami (88' 19-Kazuaki Tasaka), 17-Yasuto Honda, 16-Masahiro Fukuda (75' 9-Masayuki Okano), 
    11-Kazuyoshi Miura. Coach: Shu Kamo
Saudi Arabia (White-Green-White):
    1-Mohammed Al-Deayea (GK), 2-Mohammed Al-Jahani (74' 16-Abdu Sabyani), 3-Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi, 
    5-Ahmed Madani, 12-Ahmed Essa, 6-Fuadh Amin (C), 10-Saeed Owairan (75' 18-Mishal Al-Turki), 
    17-Obied Al-Dossary (60' 20-Hamzah Saleh), 8-Khalid Al-Temawi, 9-Sami Al-Jaber, 11-Fahad Mehallel 
    (66' 7-Fahad Al-Ghesheyan). Coach: Jose Mario (Brazil)
Scorers: 1-0 27' Nanami, 2-0 54' K.Miura, 2-1 89' Al-Turki
Cautions: 52' Amin, 56' Mehallel, 68' Al-Temawi, 76' T.Hashiratani, 
Referee: Zoran Petrovic (Yugoslavia)
Attendance: 37,576


Japan - Saudi Arabia 2-1 (0-0)      Friendly Match (Adidas Challenge)
(Matsuyama - Ehime Sports Complex Athletics Stadium - 28.10.1995 - 13:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Shinkichi Kikuchi (GK), 3-Hiroshige Yanagimoto (H 7-Kentaro Sawada), 5-Tetsuji Hashiratani (C), 
    4-Masami Ihara, 2-Yutaka Akita, 17-Yasuto Honda, 12-Naoki Soma, 10-Toshiya Fujita, 15-Hiroaki Morishima, 
    16-Masahiro Fukuda (73' 9-Masayuki Okano), 11-Kazuyoshi Miura. Coach: Shu Kamo
Saudi Arabia (White-Green-White):
    1-Mohammed Al-Deayea (GK), 3-Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi, 5-Ahmed Madani, 12-Ahmed Essa, 16-Abdu Sabyani 
    (89' 13-Jamal Al-Ruwaishid), 15-Saleh Al-Dawod, 6-Fuadh Amin (C), 8-Khalid Al-Temawi (83' 20-Hamzah Saleh), 
    9-Sami Al-Jaber (80' 18-Mishal Al-Turki), 10-Saeed Owairan (83' 19-Saleh Al-Kamber), 11-Fahad Mehallel 
    (H 7-Fahad Al-Ghesheyan). Coach: Jose Mario (Brazil)
Scorers: 0-1 53' Al-Jaber, 1-1 82' K.Miura, 2-1 85' Akita
Cautions: 23' Al-Khilaiwi, 36' Mehallel, 51' Akita, 70' Essa, 89' K.Miura
Referee: Armando Perez Hoyos (Colombia)
Attendance: 16,085

1996

Australia - Japan 1-4 (0-1)         Friendly Match
(Wollongong - Brandon Park - 10.02.1996 - 20:00)
Australia (Yellow-Yellow-Yellow):
    1-Frank Juric (GK), 17-Matthew Bingley, 13-Robbie Hooker, 4-Milan Ivanovic (70' 2-Jason Polak), 
    3-Tony Popovic, 5-Alex Tobin, 6-Paul Wade (C), 8-Milan Blagojevic, 7-Damian Mori, 12-John Markovski 
    (H 19-Francis Awaritefe), 15-Paul Trimboli (70' 16-Goran Lozanovski). Coach: Eddie Thompson (Scotland)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Kazuya Maekawa (GK), 3-Hiroshige Yanagimoto (H 23-Tadashi Nakamura (70' 21-Kentaro Sawada)), 
    17-Norio Omura, 4-Masami Ihara (C), 12-Naoki Soma, 8-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa, 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi 
    (H 22-Yasuto Honda), 7-Hajime Moriasu, 14-Hiroshi Nanami (81' 15-Hiroaki Morishima), 
    24-Masayuki Okano, 10-Takuya Takagi. Coach: Shu Kamo
Scorers: 0-1 35' M.Yamaguchi, 0-2 60' Takagi, 0-3 85' Takagi, 1-3 87' Awaritefe, 1-4 89' Moriyasu
Cautions: 23' Bingley, 25' M.Yamaguchi, 34' Ihara, 43' Blagojevic, 45' Markovski, 51' Okano,  
    64' Awaritefe, 77' Lozanovski,  
Expulsions: 47' Blagojevic
Referee: Brett Hugo (Australia)
Attendance: 8,396


Australia - Japan 3-0 (1-0)         Friendly Match
(Melbourne - Lakeside Stadium - 14.02.1996 - 19:30)
Australia (Yellow-Yellow-Yellow):
    18-Jason Petkovic (GK), 16-Goran Lozanovski, 13-Robbie Hooker (88' 14-Dominic Longo), 4-Milan Ivanovic, 
    3-Tony Popovic, 5-Alex Tobin, 6-Paul Wade (C) (67' 17-Matthew Bingley), 2-Jason Polak, 7-Damian Mori 
    (73' 10-Kevin Muscat), 11-Joe Spiteri, 9-Warren Spink (29' 15-Paul Trimboli). 
    Coach: Eddie Thompson (Scotland)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Kazuya Maekawa (GK), 4-Masami Ihara (C), 17-Norio Omura, 18-Masaharu Suzuki (H 12-Naoki Soma), 
    21-Kentaro Sawada (H 3-Hiroshige Yamagimoto), 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 7-Hajime Moriasu (65' 22-Yasuto Honda), 
    8-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa, 14-Hiroshi Nanami (74' 24-Masayuki Okano), 10-Takuya Takagi, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura. 
    Coach: Shu Kamo
Scorers: 1-0 15' Mori, 2-0 70' Spiteri, 3-0 74' Bingley
Cautions: 50' Ihara, 53' Moriyasu, 80' Honda
Referee: Simon Micallef (Australia)
Attendance: 4,397


Japan - Poland 5-0 (3-0)            X. Carlsberg Cup 1996, Semi Final
(Hong Kong - Hong Kong Stadium - 19.02.1996 - 15:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    19-Nobuyuki Kojima (GK), 4-Masami Ihara (C), 3-Hiroshige Yanagimoto (82' 2-Yutaka Akita), 17-Norio Omura, 
    12-Naoki Soma, 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 7-Hajime Moriyasu (13' 22-Yasuto Honda), 14-Hiroshi Nanami, 
    8-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa (69' 15-Hiroaki Morishima), 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 10-Takuya Takagi. Coach: Shu Kamo
Poland (White-Red-White):
    1-Andrzej Wozniak (GK), 2-Waldemar Jaskulski, 3-Tomasz Lapinski (H 8-Dariusz Gesior), 5-Pawel Wojtala, 
    4-Kazimierz Wegrzyn, 7-Zbigniew Wyciszkiewicz, 9-Sylwester Czereszewski, 15-Grzegorz Kaliciak 
    (53' 16-Mariusz Srutwa), 17-Pawel Skrzypek (85' 11-Olgierd Moskalewicz), 10-Ryszard Czerwiec, 
    6-Marek Citko. Coach: Antonie Piechniczek
Scorers: 1-0 29' M.Yamaguchi, 2-0 31' Takagi, 3-0 40' Omura, 4-0 61' K.Miura, 5-0 75' Takagi
Cautions: 22' Honda, 24' Jaskulski, 75' Takagi
Referee: Esfandiar Bhmarmast (USA)
Attendance: 27,456


Sweden - Japan 1-1 (0-0,1-1) a.e.t. 5-4 on penalties   
                                    X. Carlsberg Cup 1996, Final
(Hong Kong - Hong Kong Stadium - 22.02.1996 - 20:15)
Sweden (Yellow-Blue-Yellow):
    1-Thomas Ravelli (GK), 2-Roland Nilsson (C), 3-Teddy Lucic, 14-Magnus Erlingmark, 5-Christian Karlsson, 
    13-Mikael Nilsson, 15-Magnus Svensson, 9-Niclas Alexandersson, 8-Hakan Mild, 18-Mattias Jonsson 
    (79' 6-Sebastian Henriksson), 20-Dan Sahlin (H 19-Martin Pringle (103' 7-Stefan Landberg)). 
    Coach: Tommy Svensson
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Kazuya Maekawa (GK), 4-Masami Ihara (C), 17-Norio Omura, 3-Hiroshige Yanagimoto, 12-Naoki Soma, 
    22-Yasuto Honda, 8-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa (57' 15-Hiroaki Morishima (114' 24-Masayuki Okano)), 
    6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 14-Hiroshi Nanami, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 10-Takuya Takagi. Coach: Shu Kamo
Scorers: 1-0 52' Pringle, 1-1 65' Omura
Penalties: 0-1 Miura, 1-1 Landberg, 1-2 Soma, 2-2 Karlsson, 2-2 Takagi (post), 3-2 R.Nilsson,
    3-3 Honda, 4-3 M.Nilsson, 4-4 Ihara, 5-4 Alexandersson
Cautions: 32' Yanagimoto, 89' Mild, 102' Omura
Referee: Peter Mikkelsen (Denmark)
Attendance: 31,932


Japan - Yugoslavia 1-0 (0-0)        XVII. Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer 1996, Group Stage
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 26.05.1996 - 14:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    19-Kenichi Shimokawa (GK), 2-Hiroshige Yanagimoto, 4-Masami Ihara (C), 5-Norio Omura, 3-Naoki Soma, 
    15-Hiroaki Morishima (88' 12-Tadashi Nakamura), 7-Yasuto Honda (59' 16-Masaki Tsuchihashi), 
    6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 17-Yoshiyuki Hasegawa (72' 14-Masayuki Okano), 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 
    11-Kazuyoshi Miura. Coach: Shu Kamo
Yugoslavia (White-White-White):
    12-Aleksandar Kocic (GK), 2-Zoran Mirkovic, 3-Goran Djorovic, 5-Goran Saula (23' 16-Darko Kovacevic), 
    6-Nisa Saveljic, 11-Sinisa Mihajlovic, 7-Alber Nadj (82' 14-Dejan Stefanovic), 18-Vladimir Jugovic, 
    10-Dragan Stojkovic (C), 8-Dejan Savicevic, 9-Savo Milosevic (72' 4-Sasa Curcic). 
    Coach: Slobodan Santrac
Scorers: 1-0 62' K.Miura
Cautions: 44' Jugovic, 75' Nadj, 84' Kovacevic
Referee: Young-Joo Kim (South Korea)
Attendance: 50,632


Japan - Mexico 3-2 (1-2)            XVII. Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer 1996, Group Stage
(Fukuoka - Hakadanomori Stadium - 29.05.1996 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    19-Kenichi Shimokawa (GK), 2-Hiroshige Yanagimoto, 4-Masami Ihara (C), 5-Norio Omura, 3-Naoki Soma, 
    7-Yasuto Honda, 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 10-Hiroshi Nanami (74' 12-Tadashi Nakamura), 15-Hiroaki Morishima
    (87' 8-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa), 17-Yoshiyuki Hasegawa (35' 18-Hisashi Kurosaki), 11-Kazuyoshi Miura. 
    Coach: Shu Kamo
Mexico (Green-White-White):
    1-Jorge Campos (GK), 2-Claudio Suarez, 3-Octavio Becerril, 4-Raul Gutierrez, 15-Francisco Gomez, 
    16-Alberto Coyote (61' 6-Markus Lopez), 14-Joaquin Del Olmo, 7-Ramon Ramirez, 17-David Patino 
    (58' 11-Luis Hernandez), 10-Luis Garcia, 9-Ricardo Pelaez. Coach: Velibor Milutinovic (Yugoslavia)
Scorers: 0-1 5' Del Olmo, 0-2 16' Pelaez, 1-2 35' Morishima, 2-2 46' K.Miura,
    3-2 82' Soma
Cautions: 44' Luis Garcia, 65' Honda, 78' Del Olmo, 84' Ramirez
Referee: Nik Ahmad Yaakub (Malaysia)
Attendance: 17,432


Japan - Uruguay 5-3 (3-1)           Friendly Match
(Osaka - Nagai Stadium - 25.08.1996 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Kazuya Maekawa (GK), 2-Hiroshige Yanagimoto, 3-Naoki Soma, 4-Masami Ihara (C), 5-Norio Omura 
    (61' 16-Toshihide Saito), 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi (73' 7-Yasuto Honda), 15-Hiroaki Morishima, 
    10-Hiroshi Nanami, 8-Masakiyo Maezono, 9-Takuya Takagi (H 18-Hisashi Kurosaki), 11-Kazuyoshi Miura 
    (73' 14-Masayuki Okano). Coach: Shu Kamo
Uruguay (White-White-White):
    1-Roberto Siboldi (GK), 4-Pablo Hernandez, 3-Jorge Goncalves (H 16-Nelson Oliveira), 2-Fernando Picun, 
    6-Tabare Silva (74' 14-Marco Vanzini), 7-Marcelo Romero, 5-Gonzalo de los Santos, 8-Luis Jonne 
    (H 15-Rodrigo Lemos), 11-Javier Delgado (H 13-Sebastian Abreu), 10-Alvaro Recoba, 9-Juan Gonzalez. 
    Coach: Hector Nunez
Scorers: 1-0 15' Maezono, 1-1 23' Recoba, 2-1 26' K.Miura, 3-1 42' Takagi, 4-1 68' K.Miura, 4-2 73' Abreu, 
    4-3 77' Recoba, 5-3 84' Okano
Cautions: 35' Delgado, 62' Oliveira, 63' Silva, 65' T.Saito, 85' Honda
Referee: Russamee Jindamai (Thailand)
Attendance: 40,876


Japan - Uzbekistan 1-0 (0-0)        Friendly Match (JFA 75th Anniversary)
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 11.09.1996 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    19-Kenichi Shimokawa (GK), 2-Hiroshige Yanagimoto (H 12-Tadashi Nakamura), 4-Masami Ihara (C), 
    3-Naoki Soma (H 13-Toshihiro Hattori), 5-Norio Omura, 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 15-Hiroaki Morishima, 
    10-Hiroshi Nanami, 8-Masakiyo Maezono (69' 7-Yasuto Honda), 9-Takuya Takagi (H 14-Masayuki Okano), 
    11-Kazuyoshi Miura. Coach: Shu Kamo
Uzbekistan (Green-Green-Green):
    1-Pavel Bugalo (GK), 18-Saidulla Tursunov (H 14-Ulugbek Ruzimov), 4-Farkhad Magametov (C), 
    3-Andrei Zakharov, 5-Eduard Momotov, 6-Ilkhom Sharipov (77' 2-Fevzi Davletov), 9-Stepen Atayan, 
    7-Numon Khasanov (H 17-Farid Khabibullin), 8-Sergei Lebedev, 10-Igor Shkvyrin (63' 13-Dilmurod Nazarov), 
    11-Oleg Shatskikh. Coach: Bakhtier Ibrakhimov
Scorers: 1-0 6' M.Yamaguchi
Cautions: 76' Magametov
Referee: Gwang-Taek Kim (South Korea)
Attendance: 44,843


Japan - Tunisia 1-0 (1-0)           Friendly Match (Puma Cup Soccer)
(Kobe - Universiad Memorial Stadium - 13.10.1996 - 14:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Kazuya Maekawa (GK), 2-Hiroshige Yanagimoto, 3-Naoki Soma (82' 21-Ryuji Michiki), 4-Masami Ihara (C), 
    16-Toshihide Saito, 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 15-Hiroaki Morishima, 8-Masakiyo Maezono (67' 7-Yasuto Honda), 
    10-Hiroshi Nanami (76' 22-Naoki Sakai), 11-Kazuyoshi Miura (76' 23-Shoji Jo), 14-Masayuki Okano 
    (H 9-Takuya Takagi). Coach: Shu Kamo
Tunisia (Red-Red-Red):
    1-Boubaker Zitouni (GK), 2-Tarek Thabet, 3-Hakim Nouira, 4-Ben Ali Mehrez, 15-Moktmar Trabelsi, 
    6-Maher Zdiri, 7-Faouzi Rouissi (68' 9-Belhassen Aloui), 8-Jameleddine Limam, 17-Sghaier Salouiane, 
    11-Koubi Nabil, 10-Kriden Makram (77' 12-Lassaad Hanini). Coach: Henryk Kasperczak (Poland)
Scorers: 1-0 17' Maezono
Cautions: 39' Zitouni, 66' Ihara, 85' Hanini
Referee: Nik Ahmad Yaakub (Malaysia)
Attendance: 30,824


Japan - Syria 2-1 (0-1)             XI. Asian Cup U.A.E. 1996, Final Phase, 1st Round Group C
(Al-Ain - Tahnoon Bin-Mohammed Stadium - 06.12.1996 - 16:45)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    19-Kenichi Shimokawa (GK), 2-Hiroshige Yanagimoto, 3-Naoki Soma, 4-Masami Ihara (C), 5-Norio Omura, 
    6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 8-Masakiyo Maezono (71' 7-Yasuto Honda), 9-Takuya Takagi, 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 
    11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 15-Hiroaki Morishima (70' 14-Masayuki Okano). Coach: Shu Kamo
Syria (Red-Red-Red):
    24-Salem Bitar (GK), 3-Bachar Srour, 4-Hassan Abbas, 5-Tarek Jabban, 6-Ammar Awad (69' 9-Louay Taleb), 
    8-Nihad Al-Boushi, 10-Mohammed Nasrallah Afash (C), 13-Abdul Latif Helou (H 17-Ammar Rihawiy), 
    12-Ali Chekh Dib, 14-Khaled Zaher, 16-Nader Jokhadar. Coach: Yury Kornin (Belarus)
Scorers: 0-1 7' Jokhadar, 1-1 84' Jabban OG, 2-1 87' Takagi
Cautions: 1' Afash
Referee: Mohamed Nazri Abdullah (Malaysia)
Attendance: 10,000


Japan - Uzbekistan 4-0 (2-0)        XI. Asian Cup U.A.E. 1996, Final Phase, 1st Round Group C
(Al-Ain - Tahnoon Bin-Mohammed Stadium - 09.12.1996 - 16:45)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    19-Kenichi Shimokawa (GK), 2-Hiroshige Yanagimoto, 3-Naoki Soma, 4-Masami Ihara (C), 5-Norio Omura, 
    6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 8-Masakiyo Maezono, 9-Takuya Takagi (75' 14-Masayuki Okano), 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 
    11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 15-Hiroaki Morishima (73' 7-Yasuto Honda). Coach: Shu Kamo
Uzbekistan (Green-Green-Green):
    1-Pavel Bugalo (GK), 2-Fevzi Davletov (H 20-Dilmurod Nazarov), 4-Farkhad Magametov (C), 5-Eduard Momotov 
    (67' 14-Nikolay Shirshov), 6-Ilkhom Sharipov, 7-Stepan Atayan, 8-Sergei Lebedev, 9-Ravshan Bazarov, 
    10-Igor Shkvyrin, 16-Gennady Denisov, 17-Numon Khasanov (67' 19-Azamat Abduraimov). 
    Coach: Bakhtier Ibrakhimov
Scorers: 1-0 7' Nanami, 2-0 37' K.Miura, 3-0 87' Maezono, 4-0 88' Maezono
Cautions: 18' Bazarov, 60' Khasanov
Referee: Jalal Moridi (Iran)
Attendance: 3,000


Japan - China 1-0 (0-0)             XI. Asian Cup U.A.E. 1996, Final Phase, 1st Round Group C
(Al-Ain - Tahnoon Bin-Mohammed Stadium - 12.12.1996 - 16:45)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    19-Kenichi Shimokawa (GK), 2-Hiroshige Yanagimoto (78' 17-Yutaka Akita), 3-Naoki Soma, 4-Masami Ihara (C), 
    5-Norio Omura, 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 7-Yasuto Honda, 8-Masakiyo Maezono, 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 
    14-Masayuki Okano (H 18-Shoji Jo). Coach: Shu Kamo
China (White-White-White):
    20-Chuliang Ou (GK), 3-Qun Wei, 4-Enhua Zhang, 5-Hong Xu (C), 6-Zhiyi Fan, 21-Yue Liu, 13-Jihai Sun, 
    11-Weiguo Peng (58' 14-Feng Jiang), 8-Mingyu Ma, 10-Bing Li, 7-Haidong Hao (52' 17-Feng Gao). 
    Coach: Wusheng Qi
Scorers: 1-0 90' Soma
Cautions: 7' Qun Wei, 71' Jihai Sun, 89' Shimokawa
Referee: Abdul Rahman Al-Zeid (Saudi Arabia)
Attendance: 25,000


Japan - Kuwait 0-2 (0-1)            XI. Asian Cup U.A.E. 1996, Final Phase, Quarter Final
(Al-Ain - Tahnoon Bin-Mohammed Stadium - 15.12.1996 - 19:35)
Japan (White-white-White):
    19-Kenichi Shimokawa (GK), 2-Hiroshige Yanagimoto (80' 18-Shoji Jo), 3-Naoki Soma, 4-Masami Ihara (C), 
    5-Norio Omura, 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 7-Yasuto Honda (66' 14-Masayuki Okano), 8-Masakiyo Maezono, 
    9-Takuya Takagi, 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura. Coach: Shu Kamo
Kuwait (Blue-White-Blue):
    21-Falah Al-Majidi, 2-Osama Abdullah, 3-Jamal Abdulrahman, 4-Yousif Al-Dakhi, 5-Mohammad Al-Khaledi, 
    7-Bader Al Halabeej (69' 19-Hani Al-Saqer), 9-Bashar Abdulaziz, 11-Abdullah Seehan (83' 16-Sami Al-Lenqawi),
    12-Fawaz Al-Ahmad, 17-Esam Sakeen, 20-Jassem Al-Houwaidi (89' 10-Khaled Fairouz). 
    Coach: Milan Macala (Czech Republic)
Scorers: 0-1 16' Al-Houwaidi, 0-2 53' Al-Houwaidi
Cautions: 33' Omura, 42' Al-Ahmad, 50' Al-Dakhi, 53' M.Yamaguchi
Referee: Pirom Un-Prasert (Thailand)
Attendance: 1,500

1997

Thailand - Japan 1-1 (0-0)          XXVIII. Thailand King's Cup 1996, Group Stage
(Bangkok - Suphachalasai Stadium - 09.02.1997 - 17:00)
Thailand (Blue-Blue-Blue):
    22-Chaiyong Khumpiam (GK), 5-Jakarat Tonghongsa, 7-Natee Tongsukkao, 16-Surachai Jirasirichote, 
    2-Kritsada Piandit, 6-Sanor Longsawang, 12-Surachai Jaturapattarapong, 14-Warrawoot Srimaka 
    (56' 3-Aphirak Sri-Aroon), 17-Dusit Chalermsan (C), 9-Natipong Sritong-In, 19-Pongtorn Thiubthong 
    (65' 26-Piyapong Pue-On). Coach: Chanvit Polchivin
Japan (White-White-White):
    19-Kenichi Shimokawa (GK), 3-Naoki Soma, 4-Masami Ihara (C), 5-Norio Omura, 23-Tadashi Nakamura, 
    6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 8-Masakiyo Maezono, 15-Hiroaki Morishima (78' 22-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa), 
    10-Hiroshi Nanami, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 18-Shoji Jo. Coach: Shu Kamo
Scorers: 0-1 64' Jo, 1-1 69' Natipong
Cautions: 7' Warrawoot, 49' Sanor, 89' Piyapong, 89' Ihara
Referee: Mohamed Nazri Abdullah (Malaysia)
Attendance: 30,000


Japan - Romania 1-1 (0-0)           XXVIII. Thailand King's Cup 1996, Group Stage
(Bangkok - Suphachalasai Stadium - 11.02.1997 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Nobuyuki Kojima (GK), 5-Norio Omura, 16-Toshihide Saito, 17-Yutaka Akita, 2-Hiroshige Yanagimoto, 
    7-Yasuto Honda, 12-Ryuji Michiki, 24-Toshiya Fujita (24' 15-Hiroaki Morishima (72' 14-Masayuki Okano)), 
    22-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa, 9-Takuya Takagi, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura. Coach: Shu Kamo
Romania (Yellow-Yellow-Yellow):
    1-Marius Bratu (GK), 2-Cosmin Contra, 3-Liviu Ciobotariu, 5-Catalin Craciunescu, 17-Daniel Florea, 
    10-Denis Serban (85' 9-Daniel Pancu), 14-Eugen Trica, 15-Cristian Bolohan, 16-Mihai Tararache 
    (56' 13-Florin Constantinovici), 7-Ion Viorel, 8-Bogdan Andonne (68' 19-Sabin Ilie). 
    Coach: Anghel Iordanescu
Scorers: 0-1 57' Bolohan, 1-1 84' K.Miura
Cautions: 26' Tararache, 31' Kitazawa
Referee: Mohamed Nazri Abdullah (Malaysia)
Attendance: 25,000
Note: Romanian FA didn't recognize this match as a full international because Romania fielded League XI.


Sweden - Japan 1-0 (1-0)            XXVIII. Thailand King's Cup 1996, Group Stage
(Bangkok - Suphachalasai Stadium - 13.02.1997 - 19:00)
Sweden (Yellow-Blue-Yellow):
    12-Magnus Hedman (GK), 3-Teddy Lucic, 5-Gary Sundgren, 13-Christian Karlsson, 14-Andreas Jacobsson, 
    9-Joakim Persson (69' 17-Marino Rahmberg), 11-Peter Wibran (85' 8-Andreas Bild), 16-Anders Andersson, 
    6-Nicolas Alexandersson, 7-Andreas Andersson, 19-Pascal Simpson (76' 18-Daniel Andersson). 
    Coach: Tommy Svensson
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 2-Hiroshige Yanagimoto, 4-Masami Ihara (C), 13-Toshihiro Hattori, 
    17-Yutaka Akita, 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 7-Yasuto Honda (80' 12-Ryuji Michiki), 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 
    22-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa (H 18-Shoji Jo), 14-Masayuki Okano, 21-Hisashi Kurosaki (65' 15-Hiroaki Morishima). 
    Coach: Shu Kamo
Scorers: 1-0 13' Anders Andersson
Cautions: 75' Sundgren
Referee: Nik Ahmad Yaakub (Malaysia)
Attendance: 20,000


Japan - Romania 2-0 (0-0)           XXVIII. Thailand King's Cup 1996, Third Place Match
(Bangkok - Suphachalasai Stadium - 16.02.1997 - 15:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 3-Naoki Soma, 4-Masami Ihara (C), 5-Norio Omura (H 16-Toshihide Saito), 
    23-Tadashi Nakamura, 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 7-Yasuto Honda, 8-Masakiyo Maezono, 10-Hiroshi Nanami 
    (80' 14-Masayuki Okano), 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 18-Shoji Jo (H 21-Hisashi Kurosaki). Coach: Shu Kamo
Romania (Yellow-Yellow-Yellow):
    12-Robert Tufisi (GK), 3-Liviu Ciobotariu, 4-Marius Baciu, 5-Catalin Craciunescu, 16-Mihai Tararache 
    (75' Cristian Bolohan), 9-Daniel Pancu, 10-Denis Serban, 14-Eugen Trica (H 11-Inout Lutu), 17-Daniel Florea, 
    7-Ion Viorel, 8-Bogdan Andonne (69' 19-Sabin Ilie). Coach: Anghel Iordanescu
Scorers: 1-0 64' Kurosaki, 2-0 86' M.Okano
Cautions: 62' Tararache, 76' Serban, 81' S.Ilie
Referee: Pongsathorn Prompanich (Thailand)
Attendance: 25,000
Note: Romanian FA didn't recognize this match as a full international because Romania fielded League XI.


Thailand - Japan 3-1 (1-1)          Friendly Match
(Bangkok - Suphachalasai Stadium - 15.03.1997 - 16:00)
Thailand (Red-Red-Red):
    1-Watcharapong Somcit (GK) (H 18-Nipon Malanont (GK)), 7-Natee Tongsukkao, 16-Surachai Jirasirichote, 
    24-Pairote Pongjan (82' 5-Jakarat Tonghongsa), 2-Kritsada Piandit, 6-Sanor Longsawang (75' 15-Chukiat), 
    8-Sasom Pobrasert (87' 21-Supakit Suwannachot), 14-Warrawoot Srimaka (63' 11-Thawatchai Damrongtrakul), 
    17-Dusit Chalermsan (C), 13-Kiatisak Senamuang, 19-Pongtorn Thiubthong. Coach: Chanvit Polchivin
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 3-Naoki Soma, 4-Masami Ihara (C), 5-Norio Omura, 19-Tadashi Nakamura 
    (62' 2-Hiroshige Yanagimoto), 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 8-Masakiyo Maezono, 15-Hiroaki Morishima 
    (71' 13-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa), 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 18-Shoji Jo (77' 9-Takuya Takagi). 
    Coach: Shu Kamo
Scorers: 1-0 16' Kiatisak, 1-1 29' K.Miura, 2-1 48' Dusit, 3-1 67' Kiatisak
Cautions: -
Referee: Pongsathorn Permpanich (Thailand)
Attendance: 20,000


Oman - Japan 0-1 (0-1)              XVI. FIFA World Cup France 1998, Preliminaries, 1st Round Group 4
(Muscat - Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex - 23.03.1997 - 18:40)
Oman (White-White-White):
    23-Subait Al-Alawi (GK), 5-Adil Al-Mukhaini, 6-Farid Al-Mazroi, 15-Ahmed Al-Mazrooei, 3-Gharib Al-Haidi, 
    4-Khair Khadim Fairuz, 14-Nabeel Al-Siyabi (58' 16-Yaqoob Al-Zaart), 18-Abdulaziz Al-Alawi, 19-Saeed Al-Busaidy 
    (76' 17-Mohammed Al-Kathiri), 8-Taqi Al-Siyabi, 9-Mohammed Abdul Noor (57' 7-Majidi Shaaban Samir). 
    Coach: Mahmoud Al-Jowahri
Japan (Blue-Blue-Blue):
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 2-Hiroshige Yanagimoto, 3-Naoki Soma, 4-Masami Ihara (C), 5-Norio Omura, 
    6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 7-Yasuto Honda, 8-Masakiyo Maezono, 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 15-Hiroaki Morishima, 
    11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 18-Shoji Jo. Coach: Shu Kamo
Scorers: 0-1 10' Omura
Cautions: 27' Abdulaziz Al-Alawi
Referee: Nik Ahmad Yaakub (Malaysia)
Attendance: 2,000


Macao - Japan 0-10 (0-3)            XVI. FIFA World Cup France 1998, Preliminaries, 1st Round Group 4
(Muscat - Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex - 25.03.1997 - 16:30)
Macao (White-White-White):
    1-Fernando Alves Bento (GK), 2-U Lei Chong, 3-Ung Sio Cheong, 4-Antonio Pereira (H 15-Weng Kin Kok), 
    5-Ka Koi Lam, 6-Francisco Rodrigues, 8-Chi Man Che (89' 22-Wilfredo Marques), 9-Jose da Cruz Martins 
    (68' 14-Roberto Pereirinha), 16-Wan Long Ng, 17-Joao Machado, 11-Chon Man Cheang.    
    Coach: Junior Joao Dos Santos Lopes
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 2-Hiroshige Yanagimoto, 3-Naoki Soma, 4-Masami Ihara (C), 5-Norio Omura, 
    6-Motohiro Yamaguchi (67' 13-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa), 7-Yasuto Honda, 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 15-Hiroaki Morishima, 
    9-Takuya Takagi (80' 14-Masayuki Okano), 11-Kazuyoshi Miura. Coach: Shu Kamo
Scorers: 0-1 13' Takagi, 0-2 33' Takagi, 0-3 44' Soma, 0-4 53' K.Miura, 0-5 67' Nanami, 
    0-6 71' Takagi, 0-7 78' Morishima, 0-8 81' Morishima, 0-9 89' Morishima, 0-10 89' K.Miura
Cautions: 38' Cheong, 39' Takagi, 62' Rodrigues
Expulsions: 87' Alves Bento
Referee: Xuezhi Wang (China)
Attendance: 600


Nepal - Japan 0-6 (0-1)             XVI. FIFA World Cup France 1998, Preliminaries, 1st Round Group 4
(Muscat - Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex - 27.03.1997 - 16:30)
Nepal (Red-Red-Red):
    1-Upendra Singh (GK), 2-Rajesh Thapa, 3-Dev Narayan Chaudhary, 6-Raju Kaji Shakya, 8-Narendra Shrestha 
    (88' 17-Arjun Lama), 9-Saugsh Shrestha (82' 13-Raju Pulami Magar), 10-Mani Bikram Shah, 12-Deepak Amatya, 
    14-Bal Gopal Maharajan, 16-Sunil Tulandhar, 11-Hari Khadka (31' 18-Chet Narayan Shrestha). 
    Coach: Yougamber Suwal
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 2-Hiroshige Yanagimoto (81' 19-Tadashi Nakamura), 4-Masami Ihara (C), 
    3-Naoki Soma, 5-Norio Omura, 7-Yasuto Honda, 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 15-Hiroaki Morishima, 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi 
    (73' 13-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa), 9-Takuya Takagi, 18-Shoji Jo (67' 14-Masayuki Okano). Coach: Shu Kamo
Scorers: 0-1 24' Morishima, 0-2 47' Takagi, 0-3 55' Takagi, 0-4 76' Omura, 0-5 89' Takagi, 
    0-6 90' Honda
Cautions: 25' Maharajan, 42' S.Shrestha
Referee: Sardar Nadzhafaliev (Uzbekistan)
Attendance: 500


Japan - South Korea 1-1 (0-0)       Friendly Match (World Cup 2002 Co-Host Anniversary)
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 21.05.1997 - 19:10)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 19-Tadashi Nakamura, 5-Norio Omura (82' 16-Toshihide Saito), 
    4-Masami Ihara (C), 12-Ryuji Michiki (68' 3-Naoki Soma), 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 7-Honda Yasuto 
    (63' 15-Hiroaki Morishima), 8-Hidetoshi Nakata, 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 18-Shoji Jo 
    (H 9-Akinori Nishizawa). Coach: Shu Kamo
South Korea (Red-Black-Red):
    21-Bong-Soo Kim (GK), 2-Sang-Hoon Kim, 12-Min-Sung Lee, 4-Young-Il Choi (C), 15-Sang-Cheol Yoo, 
    7-Tae-Yong Shin (32' 14-Jong-Soo Ko), 25-Sung-Yong Choi, 10-Moon-Shik Choi (H 13-Tae-Young Kim), 
    11-Jung-Won Seo, 21-Keon-Ha Park (75' 23-Yong-Soo Choi), 19-Jung-Woon Ko (82' 28-Jae-Kwon Chung). 
    Coach: Bum-Keoun Cha
Scorers: 0-1 56' Sang-Cheol Yoo, 1-1 88' Miura PK
Cautions: 54' Michiki, 78' Omura
Referee: Pirom Un-Prasert (Thailand)
Attendance: 52,410


Japan - Croatia 4-3 (1-0)           XVIII. Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer 1997, Group Stage
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 08.06.1997 - 14:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 4-Masami Ihara (C), 16-Toshihide Saito, 17-Yutaka Akita, 3-Naoki Soma, 
    7-Yasuto Honda (68' 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi), 8-Hidetoshi Nakata (77' 24-Teruyoshi Ito), 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 
    19-Tadashi Nakamura, 22-Takashi Hirano (77' 15-Hiroaki Morishima), 11-Kazuyoshi Miura. Coach: Shu Kamo
Croatia (Red-White-White):
    1-Drazen Ladic (GK), 5-Nikola Jerkan, 6-Dubravko Pavlicic (H 25-Ivo Ergovic), 20-Dario Simic, 
    2-Darko Butorovic, 3-Andrija Balajic, 7-Aljosa Asanovic, 8-Robert Prosinecki (75' 15-Tomislav Erceg), 
    16-Nenad Pralija (59' 24-Krunoslav Jurcic), 19-Goran Vlaovic, 21-Igor Cvitanovic. 
    Coach: Miroslav Blazevic
Scorers: 1-0 34' Hirano, 2-0 49' K.Miura, 3-0 53' K.Miura, 3-1 76' Asanovic, 3-2 85' Asanovic,
    4-2 89' Morishima, 4-3 89' Vlaovic
Cautions: 30' Pavlicic, 59' Nanami, 64' Honda, 76' Jurcic, 85' Akita
Referee: Tae-Young Kim (South Korea)
Attendance: 50,136


Japan - Turkey 1-0 (1-0)            XVIII. Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer 1997, Group Stage
(Osaka - Nagai Stadium - 15.06.1997 - 14:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 4-Masami Ihara (C), 16-Toshihide Saito, 17-Yutaka Akita, 2-Akira Narahashi 
    (H 19-Tadashi Nakamura), 3-Naoki Soma, 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 8-Hidetoshi Nakata (79' 23-Shigeyoshi Mochizuki), 
    10-Hiroshi Nanami (82' 13-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa), 15-Hiroaki Morishima (67' 18-Yasuyuki Moriyama), 11-Kazuyoshi Miura. 
    Coach: Shu Kamo
Turkey (Red-Red-Red):
    12-Volkan Kilimci (GK), 2-Vural Korkmaz (70' 8-Arif Erdem), 3-Selim Ozer, 13-Saffet Akbas, 18-Hakan Unsal, 
    6-Abdullah Ercan (74' 11-Celil Sagir), 15-Evren Turhan (H 4-Tolunay Kafkas), 16-Tayfur Havutcu, 17-Tayfun Korkut, 
    9-Oktay Derelioglu, 14-Cafer Aydin (H 7-Ertugrul Saglam). Coach: Mustapha Denizli
Scorers: 1-0 25' Morishima
Cautions: 17' Evren Turhan, 38' Narahashi, 52' Vural Korkmaz, 56' Akita
Referee: Jong-Kyu Park (South Korea)
Attendance: 35,059


Japan - Macao 10-0 (6-0)            XVI. FIFA World Cup France 1998, Preliminaries, 1st Round Group 4
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 22.06.1997 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 4-Masami Ihara (C), 17-Yutaka Akita, 3-Naoki Soma (52' 2-Akira Narahashi), 
    19-Tadashi Nakamura, 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 8-Hidetoshi Nakata, 7-Yasuto Honda 
    (H 15-Hiroaki Morishima), 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 21-Akinori Nishizawa (70' 22-Takashi Hirano). 
    Coach: Shu Kamo
Macao (White-White-White):
    1-Domingos Chan (GK), 2-U Lei Chong (35' 17-Joao Machado), 5-Ka Koi Lam, 16-Wan Long Ng, 20-Long Kim Chong 
    (73' 19-Carlos Peixoto), 6-Francisco Rodrigues, 8-Chi Man Che, 15-Daniel Augusto Dias, 7-Io Veng Lei, 
    9-Jose da Cruz Martins, 11-Chon Man Cheang (75' 18-Peng Kuong Lee). Coach: Junior Joao Dos Santos Lopes
Scorers: 1-0 17' H.Nakata, 2-0 20' Nishizawa, 3-0 23' K.Miura, 4-0 29' K.Miura, 5-0 42' Nanami, 6-0 44' K.Miura, 
    7-0 57' K.Miura, 8-0 61' H.Nakata, 9-0 62' K.Miura, 10-0 79' K.Miura
Cautions: 40' Machado, 57' Dias
Referee: Ali Naghi Mostafanezhad (Iran)
Attendance: 27,342


Japan - Nepal 3-0 (1-0)             XVI. FIFA World Cup France 1998, Preliminaries, 1st Round Group 4
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 25.06.1997 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 4-Masami Ihara (C), 17-Yutaka Akita, 3-Naoki Soma, 2-Akira Narahashi, 
    10-Hiroshi Nanami (86' 13-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa), 8-Hidetoshi Nakata (80' 15-Hiroaki Morishima), 
    6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 7-Yasuto Honda (65' 23-Shigeyoshi Mochizuki), 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 
    21-Akinori Nishizawa. Coach: Shu Kamo
Nepal (Red-Red-Red):
    1-Upendra Singh (GK), 2-Rajesh Thapa, 3-Dev Narayan Chaudhary, 5-Rajesh Manandhar, 9-Saugesh Shrestha, 
    16-Sunil Tuladhar, 7-Umesh Pradhan, 12-Deepak Amatya (89' 11-Hari Khadka), 25-Pushpa Raj, 8-Narendea Shrestha, 
    20-Gurung Basanta Raj (76' 24-Nareshi Joshi). Coach: Dhana Bahadur Basnet
Scorers: 1-0 44' Nishizawa, 2-0 72' K.Miura, 3-0 87' K.Miura
Cautoins: 42' Amatya, 51' Ihara
Referee: Abayawansa Mahasena Yapa (Sri Lanka)
Attendance: 28,360


Japan - Oman 1-1 (1-0)              XVI. FIFA World Cup France 1998, Preliminaries, 1st Round Group 4
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 28.06.1997 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 4-Masami Ihara (C) (H 17-Yutaka Akita), 3-Naoki Soma, 16-Toshihide Saito, 
    19-Tadashi Nakamura, 5-Hideto Suzuki, 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 22 (H 14-Masayuki Okano), 
    8-Hidetoshi Nakata, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura. Coach: Shu Kamo
Oman (Red-Red-Red):
    1-Juma Saleh Al-Ghilani (GK), 15-Ahmed Al-Mazrooei, 4-Adil Al-Mukhaini (H 13-Khair Khadim Fairuz), 
    6-Farid Al-Mazroi, 3-Badar Al-Mahrouqi, 2-Mahfood Al-Araimi, 20-Abdulla Hamdan Al-Maari, 
    10-Abdulaziz Al-Alawi (82' 8-Taqi Al-Siyabi), 11-Gharib Al-Haidi (H 7-Majidi Shaaban Samir), 
    16-Ahmed Ali Hassan, 19-Saeed Al-Busaidy. Coach: Radojko Avramovic (Croatia)
Scorers: 1-0 4' H.Nakata, 1-1 63' Samir
Cautions: 51' Al-Mahrouqi, 58' K.Miura, 76' Al-Araimi, 77' Al-Mazroi
Referee: Selearajen Subramaniam (Malaysia)
Attendance: 48,839


Japan - Brazil 0-3 (0-1)            Friendly Match (NIKE Brazil World Tour)
(Osaka - Nagai Stadium - 13.08.1997 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 4-Masami Ihara (C), 17-Yutaka Akita, 3-Naoki Soma (68' 12-Ryuji Michiki), 
    2-Akira Narahashi (77' 5-Takeshi Watanabe), 16-Toshihide Saito, 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi (68' 9-Takuya Takagi), 
    7-Yasuto Honda, 22-Takashi Hirano (H 18-Shoji Jo), 8-Hidetoshi Nakata, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura. Coach: Shu Kamo
Brazil (Yellow-Blue-White):
    1-Carlos Germano (GK), 2-Marcos Cafu, 4-Nascimento Aldair, 3-Junior Baiano, 6-Roberto Carlos, 5-Carlos Dunga (C) 
    (67' 15-Cesar Sampaio), 8-Flavio Conceicao, 10-Leonardo de Araujo (66' 16-Juninho Paulista), 11-Denilson, 
    7-Sonny Anderson (76' 18-Dodo), 9-Luiz Nazario Ronaldo (69' 17-Omar Donizetti). Coach: Mario Zagallo
Scorers: 0-1 20' Flavio Conceicao, 0-2 57' Flavio Conceicao, 0-3 63' Junior Baiano
Cautions: -
Referee: Pirom Un-Prasert (Thailand)
Attendance: 45,754


Japan - Uzbekistan 6-3 (4-0)        XVI. FIFA World Cup France 1998, Preliminaries, Final Round Group B
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 07.09.1997 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 4-Masami Ihara (C), 5-Norio Omura, 17-Yutaka Akita, 3-Naoki Soma, 
    2-Akira Narahashi (68' 28-Eisuke Nakanishi), 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 8-Hidetoshi Nakata, 
    11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 18-Shoji Jo (58' 27-Akinori Nishizawa). Coach: Shu Kamo
Uzbekistan (Yellow-Black-Yellow):
    1-Pavel Bugalo (GK), 3-Andrei Fyodorov, 2-Fevzi Davletov, 15-Eduard Momotov, 14-Andrei Zakharov 
    (H 4-Rustam Shaymardanov), 7-Numon Khasanov (C) (H 17-Zhafar Irismetov), 18-Abdikakhor Marufaliev, 
    8-Sergei Lebedev, 10-Aleksey Vinikov (64' 6-Ravshan Bazarov), 20-Oleg Shatskikh, 11-Igor Shkvyrin. 
    Coach: Rustam Mirsadiqov
Scorers: 1-0 4' K.Miura PK, 2-0 23' K.Miura, 3-0 40' H.Nakata, 4-0 44' Jo, 4-1 56' O.Shatskikh, 5-1 64' K.Miura, 
    5-2 69' Fyodorov PK, 5-3 77' O.Shatskikh, 6-3 80' K.Miura
Cautions: -
Referee: Abdul Rahman Al-Zeid (Saudi Arabia)
Attendance: 54,328


U.A.E. - Japan 0-0 (0-0)            XVI. FIFA World Cup France 1998, Preliminaries, Final Round Group B
(Abu Dhabi - Zayed Sports City Stadium - 19.09.1997 - 17:40)
U.A.E. (White-White-White):
    17-Muhsin Musabbah Faraj (GK) (C), 20-Mohammed Obaid, 5-Hassan Suhail, 3-Munther Ali (62' 7-Bakhit Saad), 
    6-Rashid Ismail, 19-Ali Hassan, 18-Ahmed Ibrahim Ali, 23-Adel Mohammed, 16-Hassan Saeed Ahmed, 
    11-Zuhair Bakheet Saeed (76' 15-Mohammed Ali), 21-Jassim Yousif (39' 14-Khamis Saad). 
    Coach: Sandri Lori (Brazil)
Japan (Blue-Blue-Blue):
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 4-Masami Ihara (C), 5-Norio Omura, 17-Yutaka Akita, 3-Naoki Soma, 
    2-Akira Narahashi (40' 28-Eisuke Nakanishi), 7-Hidetoshi Nakata (78' 15-Hiroaki Morishima), 
    6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 18-Shoji Jo (66' 7-Yasuto Honda). 
    Coach: Shu Kamo
Scorers: -
Cautions: -
Referee: Mohamed Nazri Abdullah (Malaysia)
Attendance: 40,000


Japan - South Korea 1-2 (0-0)       XVI. FIFA World Cup France 1998, Preliminaries, Final Round Group B
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 28.09.1997 - 14:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 28-Eisuke Nakanishi (H 2-Akira Narahashi), 3-Naoki Soma, 4-Masami Ihara (C), 
    5-Norio Omura, 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 7-Yasuto Honda (87' 27-Akinori Nishizawa), 8-Hidetoshi Nakata, 
    10-Hiroshi Nanami, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 30-Wagner Lopes (72' 17-Yutaka Akita). Coach: Shu Kamo
South Korea (Red-Black-Red):
    1-Byung-Ji Kim (GK) , 20-Myung-Bo Hong, 4-Young-Il Choi (C), 5-Min-Sung Lee, 2-Ki-Hyung Lee, 17-Seok-Joo Ha, 
    6-Sang-Cheol Yoo, 7-Jung-Woon Ko (71' 14-Dae-Ui Kim), 12-Hyung-Seok Jang (58' 3-Sung-Yong Choi), 15-Sang-Yoon Lee
    (64' 11-Jung-Won Seo), 10-Yong-Soo Choi. Coach: Bum-Keoun Cha
Scorers: 1-0 65' M.Yamaguchi, 1-1 83' Jung-Won Seo, 1-2 86' Min-Sung Lee
Cautions: 25' Lopes, 31' Min-Sung Lee, 55' Sang-Cheol Yoo, 55' Omura
Referee: Saad Kameel Mane (Kuwait)
Attendance: 56,704


Kazakhstan - Japan 1-1 (0-1)        XVI. FIFA World Cup France 1998, Preliminaries, Final Round Group B
(Almaty - Central Stadium - 04.10.1997 - 16:00)
Kazakhstan (White-Blue-White): 
    1-Oleg Voskoboynikov (GK), 2-Oyrat Saduov (C), 4-Vitaly Sparyshev, 5-Alevtin Osipov, 15-Alexander Familtsev, 
    7-Konstantin Kotov (70' 16-Yevgeny Sveshnikov), 8-Ivan Popov (60' 14-Pavel Evteev), 6-Ruslan Baltiev, 
    3-Sergei Timofeev, 10-Oleg Litvinenko (59' 11-Vladimir Loginov), 17-Viktor Zubarev. Coach: Serik Berdalin
Japan (Blue-White-Blue): 
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 2-Akira Narahashi, 3-Naoki Soma, 4-Masami Ihara (C), 17-Yutaka Akita, 
    6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 8-Hidetoshi Nakata, 10-Hiroshi Nanami (85' 7-Yasuto Honda), 5-Norio Omura, 
    11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 30-Wagner Lopes. Coach: Shu Kamo
Scorers: 0-1 23' Akita, 1-1 92' Zubarev
Cautions: 67' Akita, 75' Omura
Referee: Tajaddin Fares (Syria)
Attendance: 7,000


Uzbekistan - Japan 1-1 (1-0)        XVI. FIFA World Cup France 1998, Preliminaries, Final Round Group B
(Tashkent - Pakhtakor Stadium - 11.10.1997 - 17:00)
Uzbekistan (White-Blue-Blue):
    1-Pavel Bugalo (GK), 3-Andrei Fyodorov, 2-Bakhtier Ashurmatov, 5-Bakhtier Qambaraliev, 8-Sergei Lebedev, 
    4-Mirdzhalal Kasymov (C) (H 12-Ravshan Bazarov), 6-Nikolay Shirshov (56' 14-Rustam Shaymardanov), 
    9-Otabek Pirmatov, 7-Abdikakhor Marufaliev, 10-Igor Shkvyrin, 20-Oleg Shatskikh (85' 11-Ravshan Mataliev). 
    Coach: Rustam Mirsadiqov
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 4-Masami Ihara (C), 16-Toshihide Saito (54' 8-Hidetoshi Nakata), 
    17-Yutaka Akita, 3-Naoki Soma, 2-Akira Narahashi, 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 15-Hiroaki Morishima 
    (54' 30-Wagner Lopes), 10-Hiroshi Nanami (80' 28-Eisuke Nakanishi), 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 
    18-Shoji Jo. Coach: Takeshi Okada
Scorers: 1-0 30' Qambaraliev, 1-1 90' Lopes
Cautions: 1' Ihara, 20' Qambaraliev, 58' Lebedev, 79' M.Yamaguchi, 89' Nakanishi
Referee: Sultan Mujalli Al-Aalaq (Bahrain)
Attendance: 54,000


Japan - U.A.E. 1-1 (1-1)            XVI. FIFA World Cup France 1998, Preliminaries, Final Round Group B
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 26.10.1997 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 2-Akira Narahashi, 3-Naoki Soma (76' 18-Shoji Jo), 16-Toshihide Saito, 
    17-Yutaka Akita, 7-Yasuto Honda (56' 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi), 8-Hidetoshi Nakata, 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 
    13-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 30-Wagner Lopes. Coach: Takeshi Okada
U.A.E. (White-White-White):
    17-Muhsin Musabbah Faraj (GK), 2-Mohamed Rabei Salem, 20-Mohammed Obaid, 5-Hassan Suhail, 6-Rashid Ismail, 
    19-Ali Hassan (72' 18-Ahmed Ibrahim Ali), 13-Abdulsalam Al-Junaibi, 15-Mohammed Ali (50' 16-Hassan Saeed Ahmed), 
    23-Adel Ahmed Mohammed, 10-Adnan Al-Talyani (C), 11-Zuhair Bakheet Saeed (81' 8-Mohammed Omar). 
    Coach: Sandri Lori (Brazil)
Scorers: 1-0 4' Lopes, 1-1 37' Hassan Suhail
Cautions: 5' Honda, 26' Adel Ahmed, 27' Kitazawa, 49' Zuhair Saeed, 60' Ismail, 64' Suhail, 87' Jo
Referee: Rodrigo Badilla Sequeira (Costa Rica)
Attendance: 56,000


South Korea - Japan 0-2 (0-2)       XVI. FIFA World Cup France 1998, Preliminaries, Final Round Group B
(Seoul - Olympic Stadium - 01.11.1997 - 15:00)
South Korea (Red-Black-Red):
    1-Byung-Ji Kim (GK), 19-Dae-Il Jang, 4-Young-Il Choi (C), 5-Min-Sung Lee, 2-Ki-Hyung Lee, 17-Seok-Joo Ha, 
    6-Sang-Cheol Yoo, 8-Ki-Dong Kim, 7-Jung-Woon Ko (H 18-Do-Hoon Kim), 11-Jung-Won Seo (59' 16-Sang-Rae Roh), 
    10-Yong-Soo Choi (44' 15-Sang-Yoon Lee). Coach: Bum-Keoun Cha
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 4-Masami Ihara (C), 17-Yutaka Akita, 2-Akira Narahashi, 3-Naoki Soma, 
    6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 8-Hidetoshi Nakata, 13-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa (70' Takashi Hirano), 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 
    11-Kazuyoshi Miura, 30-Wagner Lopes. Coach: Takeshi Okada
Scorers: 0-1 2' Nanami, 0-2 37' Lopes
Cautions: 53' Miura, 55' Lopes, 87' Ki-Hyung Lee
Expulsions: 79' Young-Il Choi
Referee: Esfandiar Bhmarmast (USA)
Attendance: 72,000


Japan - Kazakhstan 5-1 (3-0)        XVI. FIFA World Cup France 1998, Preliminaries, Final Round Group B
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 08.11.1997 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue): 
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 2-Akira Narahashi (65' 28-Eisuke Nakanishi), 3-Naoki Soma, 4-Masami Ihara (C), 
    17-Yutaka Akita, 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 8-Hidetoshi Nakata, 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 13-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa 
    (82' 15-Hiroaki Morishima), 18-Shoji Jo, 32-Masashi Nakayama (63' 9-Takuya Takagi). Coach: Takeshi Okada
Kazakhstan (White-Blue-White): 
    22-Yury Ishutin (GK), 2-Oyrat Saduov (C), 4-Vitaly Sparyshev, 5-Alevtin Osipov, 15-Alexander Familtsev, 
    7-Konstantin Kotov (83' 20-Andrei Tyotushkin), 6-Ruslan Baltiev, 14-Pavel Evteev, 16-Yevgeny Sveshnikov 
    (77' 12-Dmitry Yurist), 11-Vladimir Loginov, 17-Viktor Zubarev (65' 8-Nurken Mazbaev). Coach: Serik Berdalin
Scorers: 1-0 12' Akita, 2-0 16' Nakata, 3-0 44' Nakayama, 4-0 67' Ihara, 4-1 Evteev FK, 
    5-1 79' Takagi
Cautions: 3' Narahashi, 10' Saduov, 75' Sparyshev, 80' Mazbaev
Referee: Mario van der Ende (Nederland)
Attendance: 56,032


Iran - Japan 2-3 (0-1,2-2) a.e.t. golden goal   XVI. FIFA World Cup France 1998, Preliminaries, Play-Off
(Johor Baru - Larkin Stadium - 16.11.1997 - 21:00)
Iran (White-White-White):
    1-Ahmad Abedzadeh (GK) (C), 15-Ali Akbar Ostad-Asadli (55' 25-Mehrdad Minavand), 4-Mohammad Khakpour, 
    5-Mohammad Ali Peyravani, 7-Ali Manrousian, 8-Majid Namjou-Motlagh (80' 17-Ali Ashgar Modir-Rosta), 
    24-Javad Zarincheh (65' 20-Mehdi Pashazadeh), 9-Hamid Estili, 2-Mehdi Mahdavikia, 10-Ali Daei, 
    11-Khodadad Azizi. Coach: Valdir Vierra (Brazil)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 2-Akira Narahashi, 3-Naoki Soma, 4-Masami Ihara (C), 17-Yutaka Akita, 
    6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 8-Hidetoshi Nakata, 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 13-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa (91' 14-Masayuki Okano), 
    11-Kazuyoshi Miura (63' 18-Shoji Jo), 32-Masashi Nakayama (63' 30-Wagner Lopes). Coach: Takeshi Okada
Scorers: 0-1 39' Nakayama, 1-1 46' Azizi, 2-1 58' Daei, 2-2 75' Jo, 118' Okano
Cautions: 17' Ostad-Asadli, 24' Khakpour, 28' Ihara, 35' Mahdavikia, 87' Abedzadeh,
    106' Minavand, 108' Azizi
Referee: Manuel Diaz Vega (Spain)
Attendance: 22,000

1998

Australia - Japan 0-3 (0-1)         Friendly Match
(Adelaide - Hindmarsh Stadium - 15.02.1998 - 18:00)
Australia (Yellow-Black-Black):
    1-Zeljko Kalac (GK), 4-Milan Ivanovic (C), 5-Alex Tobin, 12-Dominic Longo (H 6-Steve Horvat), 
    2-Fausto De Amicis, 16-Brett Emerton, 17-Kris Trajanovski, 20-Troy Halpin, 7-Ernie Tapai 
    (84' 19-Goran Lozanovski), 11-John Markovski (H 10-Gabriel Mendez (64' 9-Paul Trimboli)), 
    21-Abbas Saad. Coach: Terry Venables (England)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    25-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 4-Masami Ihara (C), 17-Yutaka Akita, 2-Akira Narahashi, 23-Toshihiro Hattori, 
    6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 8-Hidetoshi Nakata, 10-Hiroshi Nanami (71' 29-Tadashi Nakamura), 24-Tadatoshi Masuda 
    (64' 22-Takashi Hirano), 18-Shoji Jo (64' 12-Wagner Lopes), 27-Atsushi Yanagisawa. Coach: Takeshi Okada
Scorers: 0-1 6' H.Nakata PK, 0-2 66' Hirano, 0-3 70' Hirano
Cautions: 40' M.Yamaguchi, 67' Ihara, 73' Halpin
Expulsions: 6' De Amicis, 79' M.Yamaguchi
Referee: Mark Shield (Australia)
Attendance: 9,541


Japan - South Korea 2-1 (1-1)       IV. Marlboro Dynasty Cup 1998, Group Stage
(Yokohama - International Stadium - 01.03.1998 - 14:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    25-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 4-Masami Ihara (C), 17-Yutaka Akita, 3-Naoki Soma, 2-Akira Narahashi, 
    23-Toshihiro Hattori, 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 8-Hidetoshi Nakata, 13-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa (59' 22-Takashi Hirano), 
    9-Masashi Nakayama (80' 14-Masayuki Okano), 18-Shoji Jo. Coach: Takeshi Okada
South Korea (Red-Black-Red):
    22-Dong-Myong Seo (GK), 19-Dae-Il Jang, 4-Young-Il Choi (C), 16-Hak-Cheol Kim (31' 3-Ki-Hyung Lee), 
    5-Min-Sung Lee, 2-Sung-Yong Choi, 6-Sang-Cheol Yoo, 27-Nam-Yeol Park (78' 14-Jong-Soo Ko), 
    15-Sang-Yoon Lee, 10-Yong-Soo Choi, 24-Do-Hoon Kim (58' 11-Soon-Jin Jin). Coach: Bum-Keoun Cha
Scorers: 1-0 17' Nakayama, 1-1 21' Sang-Yoon Lee, 2-1 88' Jo
Cautions: 23' Akita, 64' Yong-Soo Choi
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (UAE)
Attendance: 59,380


Japan - Hong Kong 5-1 (3-1)         IV. Marlboro Dynasty Cup 1998, Group Stage
(Yokohama - International Stadium - 04.03.1998 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 2-Akira Narahashi, 3-Naoki Soma, 4-Masami Ihara (C), 5-Norio Omura, 
    6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 8-Hidetoshi Nakata, 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 24-Tadatoshi Masuda (63' 22-Takashi Hirano), 
    12-Wagner Lopes, 18-Shoji Jo (76' 11-Kazuyoshi Miura). Coach: Takeshi Okada
Hong Kong (Red-Red-Red):
    17-Kar Win Lok (GK), 3-Hon Fai Chan, 4-Timothy O'Shea, 5-Dmitry Kalkanov, 8-Mark Grainger, 14-Wai Tak Wong, 
    12-Timothy Bredbury (64' 11-Kin Wo Lee),  15-Kai Wah Lo (52' 16-Sai Ho Cheung), 9-Dale Tempest, 7-Wai Lun Au 
    (76' 18-Kwan Lung Wai), 19-Gary McKeown. Coach: Sebastiao Araujo (Brazil)
Scorers: 1-0 22' H.Nakata, 1-1 34' Tempest, 2-1 36' H.Nakata PK, 3-1 40' Masuda, 4-1 71' Nanami, 
    5-1 85' Lopes
Cautions: 4' Tempest, 23' Kalkanov, 32' Ihara, 58' Hon Fai Chan, 58' Wai Tak Wong
Referee: Abdul Rahman Al-Zeid (Saudi Arabia)
Attendance: 39,484
Note: FIFA didn't count this match as a full international because Hong Kong used some foreign players.


Japan - China 0-2 (0-1)             IV. Marlboro Dynasty Cup 1998, Group Stage
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 07.03.1998 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 2-Akira Narahashi, 17-Yutaka Akita, 4-Masami Ihara (C), 3-Naoki Soma, 
    6-Motohiro Yamaguchi (78' 13-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa), 23-Toshihiro Hattori, 8-Hidetoshi Nakata, 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 
    9-Masashi Nakayama (70' 14-Masayuki Okano), 11-Kazuyoshi Miura (57' 18-Shoji Jo). Coach: Takeshi Okada
China (Red-Red-Red):
    22-Jin Jiang (GK), 2-Jihai Sun, 3-Enhua Zhang, 5-Zhiyi Fan (C), 12-Feng Xie, 16-Chengying Wu, 18-Qi Zhu, 
    7-Mingyu Ma, 17-Xia Yao, 19-Bing Li, 21-Yunfeng Hu. Coach: Robert Houghton (England)
Scorers: 0-1 9' Bing Li, 0-2 50' Bing Li
Cautions: 74' Chengying Wu, 77' Kawaguchi
Referee: Abdul Rahman Al-Zeid (Saudi Arabia)
Attendance: 53,226


South Korea - Japan 2-1 (1-0)       Friendly Match (World Cup 2002 Co-Host Anniversary)
(Seoul - Olympic Stadium - 01.04.1998 - 19:00)
South Korea (Red-Blue-Red):
    1-Byung-Ji Kim (GK), 20-Myung-Bo Hong (C) (78' 6-Sang-Cheol Yoo), 12-Sang-Heon Lee (56' 5-Min-Sung Lee), 
    13-Tae-Young Kim, 7-Do-Keoun Kim (78' 3-Ki-Hyung Lee), 15-Sang-Yoon Lee (84' 14-Jong-Soo Ko), 2-Sung-Yong Choi, 
    17-Seok-Joo Ha, 11-Jung-Won Seo, 10-Yong-Soo Choi (68' 9-Do-Hoon Kim), 18-Seon-Hong Hwang. Coach: Bum-Keoun Cha
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 4-Masami Ihara (C) (26' 5-Norio Omura), 17-Yutaka Akita, 3-Naoki Soma 
    (74' 19-Eisuke Nakanishi), 29-Daisuke Ichikawa, 10-Hiroshi Nanami (86' 22-Takashi Hirano), 8-Hidetoshi Nakata, 
    13-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa (65' 14-Masayuki Okano), 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 9-Masashi Nakayama, 27-Atsushi Yanagisawa 
    (65' 30-Shinji Ono). Coach: Takeshi Okada
Scorers: 1-0 40' Sang-Yoon Lee, 1-1 61' Nakayama, 2-1 72' Seon-Hong Hwang
Cautions: 28' Do-Keoun Kim
Referee: Jingyin Yu (China)
Attendance: 55,320


Japan - Paraguay 1-1 (0-1)          XIX. Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer 1998, Group Stage
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 17.05.1998 - 14:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 5-Norio Omura (H 16-Toshihide Saito), 4-Masami Ihara (C), 17-Yutaka Akita 
    (78' 22-Takashi Hirano), 2-Akira Narahashi, 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 3-Naoki Soma, 15-Hiroaki Morishima 
    (63' 28-Teruyoshi Ito), 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 9-Masashi Nakayama (63' 12-Wagner Lopes), 18-Shoji Jo. 
    Coach: Takeshi Okada
Paraguay (White-Blue-Blue):
    1-Jose Luis Chilavert (GK) (C), 3-Catalino Rivarola (H 4-Carlos Gamarra), 5-Celso Ayala, 14-Ricardo Rojas, 
    20-Denis Caniza, 10-Roberto Acuna (H 15-Miguel Benitez), 19-Carlos Morales (69' 7-Juan Carlos Yegros), 
    13-Carlos Paredes, 17-Hugo Brizuela (H 16-Julio Cesar Enciso), 9-Jose Cardozo (81' 18-Cesar Ramirez),
    21-Jorge Campos. Coach: Paulo Cesar Carpeggiani (Brazil)
Scorers: 0-1 7' Ayala, 1-1 86' Soma
Cautions: 26' Acuna, 45' Omura, 50' Morales, 54' Paredes, 77' Chilavert
Referee: Jong-Cheol Kwon (South Korea)
Attendance: 53,408


Japan - Czech Republic 0-0 (0-0)    XIX. Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer 1998, Group Stage
(Yokohama - International Stadium - 24.05.1998 - 14:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 16-Toshihide Saito, 4-Masami Ihara (C), 19-Eisuke Nakanishi, 2-Akira Narahashi 
    (77' 12-Wagner Lopes), 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 3-Naoki Soma, 8-Hidetoshi Nakata, 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 18-Shoji Jo, 
    9-Masashi Nakayama (65' 30-Shinji Ono). Coach: Takeshi Okada
Czech Republic (White-White-White):
    1-Ladislav Maier (GK), 3-Jan Suchoparek, 5-Michal Hornak, 2-Tomas Repka, 7-Jiri Nemec (C), 6-Roman Vonasek 
    (72' 18-Karel Rada), 8-Karel Poborsky (85' 10-Horst Siegl), 14-Radek Sloncik (65' 12-Tomas Galasek), 
    11-Radek Bejbl, 20-Martin Cizek (69' 15-Edvard Lasota), 19-Vratislav Lokvenc. Coach: Jozef Chovanec
Scorers: -
Cautions: 28' Cizek, 51' Sloncik, 53' Poborsky, 64' M.Yamaguchi
Referee: Russamee Jindamai (Thailand)
Attendance: 66,930


Mexico - Japan 2-1 (1-1)            Friendly Match
(Lausanne - Olympic Stadium - 31.05.1998 - 17:00)
Mexico (Green-White-Red):
    1-Jorge Campos (GK), 13-Pavel Pardo, 5-Duilio Davino (60' 14-Raul Lara), 2-Claudio Suarez, 3-Joel Sanchez, 
    19-Braulio Luna (77' 18-Salvador Carmona), 8-Alberto Garcia Aspe (C), 20-Jaime Ordiales (61' 15-Luis Hernandez), 
    21-Jesus Arellano, 17-Juan Francisco Palencia (61' 11-Cuauhtemoc Blanco), 10-Luis Garcia (76' 9-Ricardo Pelaez). 
    Coach: Manuel Lapuente
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 2-Akira Narahashi (76' 11-Shinji Ono), 4-Masami Ihara (C), 17-Yutaka Akita, 
    3-Naoki Soma, 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 8-Hidetoshi Nakata, 10-Hiroshi Nanami (60' 7-Teruyoshi Ito), 
    15-Hiroaki Morishima (H 9-Masashi Nakayama), 19-Eisuke Nakanishi, 18-Shoji Jo. Coach: Takeshi Okada
Scorers: 1-0 1' L.Garcia, 1-1 44' Soma, 2-1 78' Garcia Aspe PK
Cautions: -
Referee: Claude Detruche (Switzerland)
Attendance: 1,000


Yugoslavia - Japan 1-0 (0-0)        Friendly Match
(Lausanne - Olympic Stadium - 03.06.1998 - 14:30)
Yugoslavia (White-Blue-White):
    12-Drajoge Lekovic (GK), 13-Slobodan Komljenovic (61' 6-Branko Brnovic), 16-Zeljko Petrovic, 14-Nisa Saveljic 
    (85' 5-Miroslav Djukic), 11-Sinisa Mihajlovic, 4-Slavisa Jokanovic, 7-Vladimir Jugovic (61' 21-Perica Ognjenovic), 
    20-Dejan Stankovic (H 19-Miroslav Stevic), 10-Dragan Stojkovic (C) (H 15-Ljubinko Drulovic), 9-Predrag Mijatovic, 
    22-Darko Kovacevic (55' 17-Savo Milosevic). Coach: Slobodan Santrac
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 16-Toshihide Saito, 17-Yutaka Akita, 19-Eisuke Nakanishi (H 5-Norio Omura), 
    6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 10-Hiroshi Nanami (75' 23-Toshihiro Hattori), 8-Hidetoshi Nakata, 2-Akira Narahashi, 
    3-Naoki Soma (86' 22-Takashi Hirano), 18-Shoji Jo, 9-Masashi Nakayama (75' 14-Masayuki Okano). 
    Coach: Takeshi Okada
Scorers: 1-0 73' Mihajlovic FK
Cautions: -
Referee: Dominique Tavel (Switzerland)
Attendance: 5,000


Argentina - Japan 1-0 (1-0)         XVI. FIFA World Cup France 1998, Final Phase, 1st Round Group H
(Toulouse - Municipal Stadium - 14.06.1998 - 14:30)
Argentina (Sky Blue/White-Black-White):
    1-Carlos Roa (GK), 2-Roberto Ayala, 22-Javier Zanetti, 6-Roberto Sensini (72' 3-Jose Antonio Chamot), 
    14-Nelson Vivas, 5-Mattias Almeyda, 8-Diego Simeone (C), 10-Ariel Ortega, 11-Juan Veron, 7-Claudio Lopez 
    (61' 18-Abel Balbo), 9-Gabriel Batistuta. Coach: Daniel Alberto Passarella
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 4-Masami Ihara (C), 17-Yutaka Akita, 19-Eisuke Nakanishi, 2-Akira Narahashi, 
    3-Naoki Soma (84' 22-Takashi Hirano), 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 8-Hidetoshi Nakata, 18-Shoji Jo, 
    9-Masashi Nakayama (65' 12-Wagner Lopes). Coach: Takeshi Okada
Scorers: 1-0 28' Batistuta
Cautions: 26' Ihara, 67' Nakanishi, 92' Hirano
Referee: Mario van der Ende (Nederland)
Attendance: 33,400


Japan - Croatia 0-1 (0-0)           XVI. FIFA World Cup France 1998, Final Phase, 1st Round Group H
(Nantes - La Beaujoire Stadium - 20.06.1998 - 14:30)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 4-Masami Ihara (C), 17-Yutaka Akita, 19-Eisuke Nakanishi, 2-Akira Narahashi 
    (79' 15-Hiroaki Morishima), 3-Naoki Soma, 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 10-Hiroshi Nanami (84' 12-Wagner Lopes), 
    8-Hidetoshi Nakata, 18-Shoji Jo, 9-Masashi Nakayama (61' 14-Masayuki Okano). Coach: Takeshi Okada
Croatia (Red-White-White):
    1-Drazen Ladic (GK), 6-Slaven Bilic, 4-Igor Stimac (H 19-Goran Vlaovic), 20-Dario Simic, 17-Robert Jarni, 
    21-Krunoslav Jurcic, 14-Zvonimir Soldo, 7-Aljosa Asanovic, 13-Mario Stanic (88' 15-Igor Tudor), 
    8-Robert Prosinecki (67' 11-Silvio Maric), 9-Davor Suker (C). Coach: Miroslav Blazevic
Scorers: 0-1 77' Suker
Cautions: 26' Prosinecki, 41' Nanami, 70' Nakanishi, 83' Stanic, 89' Akita
Referee: Ramesh Ramdhan (Trinidad and Tobago)
Attendance: 35,500


Jamaica - Japan 2-1 (1-0)           XVI. FIFA World Cup France 1998, Final Phase, 1st Round Group H
(Lyon - Gerland Stadium - 26.06.1998 - 16:00)
Jamaica (Yellow-Black-Yellow):
    13-Aaron Lawrence (GK), 2-Stephen Malcolm, 3-Christopher Dawes, 5-Ian Goodison, 17-Onandi Lowe, 
    6-Fitzroy Simpson (91' 16-Robbie Earle), 8-Marcus Gayle (80' 18-Deon Burton), 19-Frank Sinclair, 
    15-Ricardo Gardner, 11-Theodore Whitmore, 22-Pall Hall (72' 10-Walter Boyd).
    Coach: Rene Simoes (Brazil)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 4-Masami Ihara (C), 5-Norio Omura (58' 12-Wagner Lopes), 17-Yutaka Akita, 
    2-Akira Narahashi, 3-Naoki Soma, 6-Motohiro Yamaguchi, 10-Hiroshi Nanami (78' 11-Shinji Ono), 
    8-Hidetoshi Nakata, 18-Shoji Jo (58' 22-Takashi Hirano), 9-Masashi Nakayama. Coach: Takeshi Okada
Scorers: 1-0 39' Whitmore, 2-0 54' Whitmore, 2-1 74' Nakayama
Cautions: 4' M.Yamaguchi, 78' Malcolm, 88' Dawes
Referee: Gunter Benko (Austria)
Attendance: 39,100


Japan - Egypt 1-0 (1-0)             Friendly Match (Kirin World Challenge)
(Osaka - Nagai Stadium - 28.10.1998 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 16-Toshihide Saito, 4-Masami Ihara (C), 5-Yutaka Akita, 13-Shigeyoshi Mochizuki 
    (84' 6-Toshihiro Hattori), 3-Naoki Soma, 8-Hidetoshi Nakata (72' 15-Hiroaki Morishima (80' 2-Eisuke Nakanishi)),
    17-Daisuke Oku, 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 9-Masashi Nakayama (59' 19-Tatsuhiko Kubo), 12-Wagner Lopes (77' 11-Shoji Jo). 
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Egypt (Green-Green-Green):
    1-Nader El-Sayed (GK), 2-Abdel Zaher El-Sakka, 3-Mohammed Omara (75' 19-Abdullah El-Domani), 4-Hany Ramzy 
    (40' 12-Hady Khashaba), 5-Samir Kamouna, 7-Mohammed Youssef, 8-Yasser Radwan, 21-Osama Nabih (H 14-Hazem Emam), 
    25-Hossam Abdel Monaem, 13-Said El-Hafiz, 9-Hossam Hassan (C). Coach: Mahmoud El-Gohary
Scorers: 1-0 25' Nakayama PK
Cautions: 31' Ihara, 66' H.Hassan, 89' Nakanishi
Referee: Young-Joo Kim (South Korea)
Attendance: 47,996


Japan - Nepal 5-0 (3-0)             XIII. Asian Games Bangkok 1998, 1st Round Group C
(Bangkok - Trang Stadium - 01.12.1998 - 15:30)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Yuta Minami (GK), 4-Kazuyuki Toda, 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (65' 2-Satoshi Yamaguchi), 12-Masahiro Koga, 
    17-Yasuke Nakatani (57' 6-Tomokazu Myojin), 19-Daisuke Ichikawa, 7-Junichi Inamoto, 13-Shinji Ono (C) 
    (73' 8-Nozomi Hiroyama), 14-Toshiya Ishii, 9-Kenji Fukuda, 20-Naohiro Takahara. 
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Nepal (Red-Red-Red):
    22-Ram Chauladhari (GK) (66' 2-Sanjeev Joshi (GK)), 4-Samir Nemkul, 6-Sandesh Shrestha, 17-Rakesh Shrestha, 
    13-Sunil Tulandhar, 14-Balgopal Maharjan, 12-Deepak Amatya, 7-Kumar Thapa, 11-Hari Khadka, 9-Naresh Joshi 
    (54' 16-Bashant Thapa), 19-Sukra Tamang. Coach: Ki-Heoung Yoo (South Korea)
Scorers: 1-0 10' K.Fukuda, 2-0 11' K.Fukuda, 3-0 30' Ono, 4-0 60' Inamoto, 5-0 89' Inamoto
Cautions: 29' Maharjan, 39' Tulandhar, 53' N.Joshi
Referee: Chaiwat Kunsuta (Thailand)
Attendance: 10,000
Note: Japan sent U-21 squad for this tournament.


Japan - India 1-0 (0-0)             XIII. Asian Games Bangkok 1998, 1st Round Group C
(Bangkok - Trang Stadium - 03.12.1998 - 15:30)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Yuta Minami (GK), 4-Kazuyuki Toda, 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, 2-Satoshi Yamaguchi, 19-Daisuke Ichikawa, 
    6-Tomokazu Myojin, 7-Junichi Inamoto, 13-Shinji Ono (80' 10-Seiji Koga), 14-Toshiya Ishii,
    9-Kenji Fukuda, 20-Naohiro Takahara (H 8-Nozomi Hiroyama). Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
India (White-Green-White):
    21-Dora Hemanta (GK), 2-K.V.Dhanesh, 3-Franky Bereto, 4-Roberto Fernandes, 5-Jiju Jacob, 7-Bsudeb Mondol, 
    10-I.M.Vijayan (C), 12-Debjit Ghosh ,14-Carlton Chapman, 16-Anit Ghosh (32' 6-Shangmugham Venketesh),
    15-Baichung Bhutia. Coach: Syed Nayeemuddin
Scorers: 1-0 46' K.Fukuda
Cautions: 39' S.Yamaguchi, 53' T.Ishii, 84' Bereto, 88' T.Miyamoto
Referee: Nabil Ayad (Lebanon)
Attendance:
Note: Japan sent U-21 squad for this tournament.


South Korea - Japan 2-0 (1-0)       XIII. Asian Games Bangkok 1998, 2nd Round Group 2
(Bangkok - Rajamangala Stadium - 07.12.1998 - 15:00)
South. Korea (Red-Blue-Red):
    1-Byung-Ji Kim (GK) (C), 3-Hyun-Soo Kim, 5-Jae-Won Sim, 15-Se-Kwon Park (53' 12-Byung-Keoun Lee), 
    4-Jin-Sub Park, 2-Sung-Yong Choi, 17-Yoon-Yeol Choi, 6-Sang-Cheol Yoo (77' 9-Eun-Joong Kim), 
    8-Jung-Hwan Yoon, 10-Yong-Soo Choi (65' 11-Byung-Joo Park), 20-Dong-Gook Lee. Coach: Jung-Moo Huh
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Yuta Minami (GK), 4-Kazuyuzi Toda, 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, 6-Tomokazu Myojin, 19-Daisuke Ichikawa, 
    13-Shinji Ono (C) (59' 11-Yoshiteru Yamashita), 7-Junichi Inamoto, 8-Nozomi Hiroyama (60' 14-Toshiya Ishii), 
    15-Shunsuke Nakamura, 9-Kenji Fukuda, 12-Masahiro Koga. Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Scorers: 1-0 31' Yong-Soo Choi PK, 2-0 46' Yong-Soo Choi
Cautions: 15' Jae-Won Sim, 19' Jin-Sub Park, 19' Koga, 30' Minami, 33' Byung-Ji Kim, 45' Se-Kwon Cho, 
    83' T.Ishii
Referee: Russamee Jindamai (Thailand)
Attendance: 3,000
Note: Japan sent U-21 squad for this tournament.


Japan - Kuwait 2-1 (0-0)            XIII. Asian Games Bangkok 1998, 2nd Round Group 2
(Bangkok - Rajamangala Stadium - 09.12.1998 - 17:00)
Japan (White-Blue-White):
    1-Yuta Minami (GK), 2-Satoshi Yamaguchi, 4-Kazuyuki Toda, 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, 19-Daisuke Ichikawa,
    6-Tomokazu Myojin, 7-Junichi Inamoto, 13-Shinji Ono (H 8-Nozomi Hiroyama), 15-Shunsuke Nakamura, 
    9-Kenji Fukuda (73' 20-Naohiro Takahara), 11-Yoshiteru Yamashita. Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Kuwait (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Khalid Al-Fadhli (GK), 3-Jamal Abdulrahman, 5-Nohayr Al-Shammari, 6-Hussein Al-Khodari,
    7-Bader Al-Halabeej (69' 2-Nasser Al-Omran), 10-Hani Al-Saqer (57' 18-Nasser Al-Othman), 
    11-Faraj Laheeb, 13-Ahmad Al-Mutari, 15-Saleh Al-Azemi, 17-Esam Sakeen, 20-Jassem Al-Houwaidi.
    Coach: Milan Macala (Czech Republic)
Scorers: 0-1 69' Faraj Laheeb, 1-1 83' Y.Yamashita, 2-1 86' S.Nakamura PK
Cautions: 23' Al-Houwaidi, 78' Y.Yamashita, 90' Al-Azemi
Referee: Ahmad Abharan Alvari (Iran)
Attendance:
Note: Japan sent U-21 squad for this tournament.


U.A.E. - Japan 1-0 (0-0)            XIII. Asian Games Bangkok 1998, 2nd Round Group 2
(Bangkok - Rajamangala Stadium - 11.12.1998 - 15:00)
U.A.E. (White-White-White):
    1-Jumaa Rashid (GK), 2-Abdulrahman Ibrahim, 4-Fahad Ali, 5-Abdulsalam Jumma, 21-Adil Mohammed, 
    12-Abdulla Essa, 8-Abdulslam Al-Junaibi (90' 3-Abdulla Salim Mohd), 9-Hassan Saeed Ahmed, 
    10-Mohammed Ibrahim (80' 15-Mohammedd Ali), 14-Sultan Rashid Al-Kabbani, 16-Fahad Hassan.
    Coach: Carlos Queiroz (Portugal)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Yuta Minami (GK), 2-Satoshi Yamaguchi, 4-Kazuyuki Toda (71' 20-Naohiro Takahara), 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, 
    19-Daisuke Ichikawa, 6-Tomokazu Myojin, 7-Junichi Inamoto, 11-Yoshiteru Yamashita (63' 14-Toshiya Ishii), 
    13-Shinji Ono (H 8-Nozomi Hiroyama), 15-Shunsuke Nakamura, 9-Kenji Fukuda. Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Scorers: 1-0 59' Hassan Saeed Ahmed
Cautions: 43' Tsuneyasu Miyamoto
Referee: Russamee Jindamai (Thailand)
Attendance:
Note: Japan sent U-21 squad for this tournament.

1999

Japan - Brazil 0-2 (0-1)            Friendly Match (Kirin Beverage Soccer)
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 31.03.1999 - 19:05)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Takashi Shimoda (GK), 16-Toshihide Saito, 4-Masami Ihara (C) (63' 18-Ryuzo Morioka), 5-Yutaka Akita, 
    7-Teruyoshi Ito, 15-Kazuaki Tasaka, 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 3-Naoki Soma, 8-Hidetoshi Nakata, 9-Masashi Nakayama 
    (82' 19-Atsushi Yanagisawa), 11-Shoji Jo (57' 12-Wagner Lopes). Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Brazil (Yellow-Blue-White):
    1-Rogerio Ceni (GK), 2-Marcos Cafu (C) (66' 13-Rogerio), 3-Odvan, 4-Cesar (H 14-Scheidt), 16-Felipe, 
    10-Victor Rivaldo, 5-Flavio Conceicao, 11-Juninho, 18-Emerson da Rosa, 7-Amoroso, 17-Fabio Junior. 
    Coach: Wanderley Luxembourg
Scorers: 0-1 12' Amoroso, 0-2 93' Emerson
Cautions: 15' Ihara, 24' Emerson, 62' Odvan, 65' Nakayama
Referee: Shamsul Maidin (Singapore)
Attendance: 53,903


Japan - Belgium 0-0 (0-0)           XX. Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer 1999, Group Stage
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 03.06.1999 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 2-Toshihide Saito, 22-Ryuzo Morioka, 5-Yutaka Akita, 7-Teruyoshi Ito, 
    15-Kazuaki Tasaka (H 6-Toshihiro Hattori), 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 3-Naoki Soma, 13-Toshiya Fujita 
    (59' 21-Atsushi Yanagisawa), 8-Hidetoshi Nakata, 11-Wagner Lopes (87' 16-Daisuke Oku). 
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Belgium (White-White-White):
    12-Philippe van de Walle (GK), 3-Gordan Vidovic (28' 16-Glen de Boeck), 4-Lorenzo Staelens (C), 
    15-Tjorven de Brul, 5-Bart Goor, 6-Yves Vanderhaeghe, 7-Wilfred Delbroek (91' 14-Kristiaan Janssens), 
    8-Stephane Tanghe, 9-Marc Hendrikx, 10-Sandy Martens (65' 19-Mbo Mpenza), 11-Gert Verheyen 
    (65' 21-Jurgen Cavens). Coach: Georges Leekens
Scorers: -
Cautions: 48' Delbroek, 49' de Brul, 92' Staelens
Referee: Tae-Young Kim (South Korea)
Attendance: 54,685


Japan - Peru 0-0 (0-0)              XX. Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer 1999, Group Stage
(Yokohama - International Stadium - 06.06.1999 - 13:30)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 5-Yutaka Akita, 22-Ryuzo Morioka, 6-Toshihiro Hattori, 13-Toshiya Fujita 
    (64' 19-Atsuhiro Miura), 7-Teruyoshi Ito, 10-Hiroshi Nanami (H 2-Toshihide Saito), 3-Naoki Soma, 
    8-Hidetoshi Nakata (84' 14-Tsuyoshi Kitazawa), 21-Atsushi Yanagisawa, 11-Wagner Lopes (70' 16-Daisuke Oku). 
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Peru (White-White-White):
    1-Oscar Ibanez (GK), 3-Juan Reynoso, 16-Luis Guadalupe (72' 2-Jose Chacon), 4-Miguel Rebosio, 
    14-Jorge Soto, 10-Roberto Palacios, 8-Juan Jayo, 5-Jose Pereda, 7-Nolberto Solano, 9-Flavio Maestri 
    (89' 15-Andres Mendoza), 11-Claudio Pizarro (59' 17-Roberto Holsen). Coach: Juan Carlos Oblitas
Scorers: -
Cautions: 10' Solano, 32' Soma, 52' Jayo, 56' Guadalupe
Referee: Panya Hanlumyaung (Thailand)
Attendance: 67,354


Peru - Japan 3-2 (0-1)              XXXIX. Copa America Paraguay 1999, 1st Round Group A
(Asuncion - Defensores del Chaco Stadium - 29.06.1999 - 18:15)
Peru (White-White-White):
    1-Oscar Ibanez (GK), 2-Cesar Rebosio, 3-Juan Reynoso, 6-Jose Soto, 14-Jorge Soto, 7-Nolberto Solano, 
    5-Jose Pereda (81' 19-Marko Ciurlizza), 8-Juan Jayo, 10-Roberto Palacios (H 17-Roberto Holsen), 
    11-Claudio Pizarro, 9-Flavio Maestri (89' 13-Juan Jose Velasquez). Coach: Juan Carlos Oblitas
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 17-Ryuzo Morioka, 4-Masami Ihara (C), 5-Yutaka Akita, 6-Toshihiro Hattori, 
    15-Kazuaki Tasaka (30' 22-Takashi Fukunishi), 8-Shigeyoshi Mochizuki (62' 19-Atsuhiro Miura), 
    7-Teruyoshi Ito, 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 12-Shoji Jo, 11-Wagner Lopes (72' 16-Daisuke Oku). 
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Scorers: 0-1 6' Lopes, 1-1 70' Soto, 2-1 74' Holsen, 2-2 77' A.Miura, 3-2 81' Holsen
Cautions: 6' Reynoso, 71' Jayo
Referee: Byron Moreno (Ecuador)
Attendance: 45,000


Paraguay - Japan 4-0 (2-0)          XXXIX. Copa America Paraguay 1999, 1st Round Group A
(Asuncion - Defensores del Chaco Stadium - 02.07.1999 - 21:05)
Paraguay (White-Blue-Blue):
    1-Ricardo Tavarelli (GK), 2-Francisco Arce, 3-Celso Ayala (51' 21-Denis Caniza), 4-Carlos Gamarra (C), 
    5-Delio Toledo, 7-Diego Gavilan (61' 17-Carlos Paredes), 6-Julio Cesar Enciso, 8-Roberto Acuna, 
    18-Hugo Ovelar (76' 14-Nelson Cuevas), 9-Miguel Benitez, 11-Roque Santa Cruz. 
    Coach: Ever Almeida (Uruguay)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 3-Naoki Soma, 2-Toshihide Saito, 7-Teruyoshi Ito, 5-Yutaka Akita, 
    17-Ryuzo Morioka, 18-Masahiro Ando, 10-Hiroshi Nanami (58' 13-Toshiya Fujita), 22-Takashi Fukunishi 
    (24' 19-Atsuhiro Miura), 11-Wagner Lopes, 12-Shoji Jo (67' 9-Kota Yoshihara). 
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Scorers: 1-0 18' Benitez, 2-0 40' Santa Cruz, 3-0 62' Benitez, 4-0 86' Santa Cruz
Cautions: 33' Jo, 74' T.Saito
Referee: Armando Archundia (Mexico)
Attendance: 40,000


Japan - Bolivia 1-1 (0-0)           XXXIX. Copa America Paraguay 1999, 1st Round Group A
(Pedro Juan Caballero - Rio Paraiti Stadium - 05.07.1999 - 19:05)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 17-Ryuzo Morioka, 4-Masami Ihara (C), 5-Yutaka Akita, 6-Toshihiro Hattori, 
    13-Toshiya Fujita (64' 16-Daisuke Oku), 8-Shigeyoshi Mochizuki, 7-Teruyoshi Ito, 10-Hiroshi Nanami 
    (70' 19-Atsuhiro Miura), 11-Wagner Lopes, 21-Masayuki Okano (63' 12-Shoji Jo). 
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Bolivia (Green-White-Green):
    1-Jose Carlo Fernandez (GK), 20-Renny Ribera (87' 6-Fernando Ochoaizpur), 2-Juan Manuel Pena, 
    5-Oscar Sanchez, 19-Ivan Sabino Castillo (75' 10-Marco Etcheverry), 15-Luis Cristaldo, 8-Ruben Tufino, 
    21-Erwin Sanchez, 7-Limberg Gutierrez, 22-Victor Hugo Antelo, 9-Jaime Moreno (H 18-Gustavo Quinteros).
    Coach: Hector Veira (Argentina)
Scorers: 0-1 52' Sanchez, 1-1 75' Lopes PK
Cautions: 72' Pena, 74' Morioka, 81' Gutierrez
Referee: Byron Moreno (Ecuador)
Attendance: 20,000


Japan - Iran 1-1 (1-0)              Friendly Match (Kirin World Challenge)
(Yokohama - International Stadium - 08.09.1999 - 16:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 22-Yuji Nakazawa, 4-Ryuzo Morioka (79' 12-Eisuke Nakanishi), 5-Yutaka Akita 
    (H 6-Toshihiro Hattori), 7-Teruyoshi Ito, 18-Takashi Fukunishi (H 14-Masaaki Sawanobori), 3-Naoki Soma, 
    16-Daisuke Oku, 19-Atsuhiro Miura, 11-Wagner Lopes (H 13-Atsushi Yanagisawa), 9-Shoji Jo (63' 17-Tatsuhiko Kubo).
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Iran (White-White-White):
    1-Seyed Hadi Tatabaei (GK), 3-Javad Zarincheh, 14-Esmail Halai, 8-Sattar Hamedani, 9-Hamid Estili, 
    17-Ali Reza Imamifar, 6-Mehdi Hashmiansab, 7-Farhad Majidi (88' 11-Edmond Bezik), 13-Darioush Yazdani, 
    2-Mehdi Mahdavikia, 10-Ali Daei (C). Coach: Mansour Pour-Heydari
Scorers: 1-0 10' Oku, 1-1 68' Daei
Cautions: 32' Hamedani, 36' Majidi, 53' Hattori, 61' Kawaguchi
Referee: Mohamed Nazri Abdullah (Malaysia)
Attendance: 35,860

2000

Japan - Mexico 0-1 (0-0)            XIV. Carlsberg Cup 2000, Semi Final
(Hong Kong - Hong Kong Stadium - 05.02.2000 - 15:15)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    18-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 2-Takeshi Watanabe, 3-Naoki Matsuda, 16-Koji Nakata, 24-Junichi Inamoto,
    7-Teruyoshi Ito (77' 12-Masaaki Sawanobori), 13-Shinji Ono, 10-Hiroshi Namami, 8-Shigeyoshi Mochizuki
    (75' 15-Daisuke Oku), 9-Masashi Nakayama (80' 11-Kazuyoshi Miura), 17-Tomoyuki Hirase (80' 14-Takashi Hirano).
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Mexico (Green-White-White):
    1-Oscar Perez (GK), 2-Claudio Suarez (C), 3-Sergio Almaguer, 4-Rafael Marquez, 5-Gerrardo Torrado
    (H 6-Ignacio Hierro), 7-Ramon Ramirez, 19-Miguel Anguel Zepeda, 14-Mario Mendez (H 18-Salvador Carmona),
    16-Jesus Arellano (H 10-Emilio Mora), 9-Juan Pablo Rodriguez (56' 11-Daniel Osorno), 17-Francisco Palencia.
    Coach: Manuel Lapuente
Scorers: 0-1 55' Zepeda
Cautions: -
Expulsions: 52' Palencia
Referee: Hugh Dallas (Scotland)
Attendance: 30,000


Hong Kong - Japan 0-0 (0-0,0-0) 5-6 on penalties
                                    XIV. Carlsberg Cup 2000, Third Place Match
(Hong Kong - Hong Kong Stadium - 08.02.2000 - 18:10)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    18-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 2-Takeshi Watanabe (H 14-Takashi Hirano), 3-Naoki Matsuda, 16-Yuji Nakazawa,
    6-Toshihiro Hattori, 8-Shigeyoshi Mochizuki (66' 21-Tomokazu Myojin), 10-Hiroshi Nanami,
    12-Masaaki Sawanobori (H 15-Daisuke Oku), 24-Junichi Inamoto, 9-Masahi Nakayama (70' 23-Shunsuke Nakamura),
    11-Kazuyoshi Miura (59' 17-Tomoyuki Hirase). Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Hong Kong (Red-Red-Red):
    22-Michael Leonardo (GK), 3-Criatiano Cordeiro, 4-Dmitry Kalkanov, 14-Dejan Antonic, 17-Gary McKeown
    (86' 11-Paul Michael Ritchie), 23-Yiu Cheuk Poon (H 13-Guy Ambassa), 24-Gerardo Laterza, 25-Kai Cheuk Lai
    (66' 7-Ricardo Rambo Jose), 9-Leandro Simioni, 10-Sin Sui Chung Cheng, 15-Alen Bajkusa (62' 6-Tomy Giacomeli).
    Coach: Arie van der Zouwen (Nederland)
Scorers: -
Penalties: 1-0 Hattori, 1-1 Giacomelli, 2-1 Inamoto, 2-2 Simioni, 2-2 S.Nakamura (saved), 2-3 Laterza, 3-3 Myojin,
    3-4 Ritchie, 4-4 Nanami, 4-4 Sin Sui Chung Cheng (saved), 5-4 Hirase, 5-5 Ambassa, 6-5 Oku, 6-5 Kalkanov (saved)
Cautions: 11' Inamoto, 18' Matsuda, 24' Yiu Cheuk Poon, 45' Kalkanov, 48' Ambassa
Expulsions: 81' Hirano
Referee: Hugh Dallas (Scotland)
Attendance: 32,000
Note: This match wasn't counted as a full international because Hong Kong used some foreign players.


Japan - Singapore 3-0 (2-0)         XII. Asian Cup Lebanon 2000, Preliminaries, Group 10
(Macao - Macao Stadium - 13.02.2000 - 18:30)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 16-Yuji Nakazawa 3-Naoki Matsuda, 16-Koji Nakata, 24-Junicho Inamoto,
    7-Teruyoshi Ito (H 21-Tomokazu Myojin), 12-Masaaki Sawanobori, 13-Shinji Ono (51' 15-Daisuke Oku),
    23-Shunsuke Nakamura, 25-Naohiro Takahara (71' 17-Tomoyuki Hirase), 9-Masashi Nakayama.
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Singapore (White-White-White):
    1-Mohammed Bin-Hassan (GK), 3-Mohammed Bin-Mohammed, 4-Mohammed Bin-Mohamud, 5-Aide Bin-Sahak,
    6-Subramini Shunmugham, 9-Ahamed Bin-Khamarudin, 12-Zulkarnain Bin-Zainal, 13-Abdul Aziz Salim
    (77' 19-Mohammed Bin-Ali), 15-Mohammed Bin-Nasir, 18-Kim Leng Tan, 25-Azhar Bin-Baskin
    (87' 10-Indra Bin-Daud).
Scorers: 1-0 19' Nakazawa, 2-0 42' Nakayama PK, 3-0 90' Nakazawa
Cautions: -
Referee: Hwa-Soo Kim (South Korea)
Attendance: 1,000


Japan - Brunei Darussalam 9-0 (5-0) XII. Asian Cup Lebanon 2000, Preliminaries, Group 10
(Macao - Macao Stadium - 16.02.2000 - 18:30)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 14-Takashi Hirano, 3-Naoki Matsuda (H 4-Atsushi Yoneyama), 6-Toshihiro Hattori,
    24-Junichi Inamoto, 23-Shunsuke Nakamura, 22-Yuji Nakazawa, 15-Daisuke Oku (H 12-Masaaki Sawanobori),
    13-Shinji Ono, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura (60' 25-Naohiro Takahara), 9-Masashi Nakayama.
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Brunei Darussalam:
    1-Jefry Bin-Mohammad (GK), 2-Martilu Bin-Haji Mohammed, 3-Rosli Bin-Haji Liman, 5-Abang Bin-Abg Hj Taha,
    6-Awangku Sallehuddin, 7-Sharimin Sharbini, 10-Suni Bin-Mat Jerah (70' 9-Riwandi Bin-Wahit),
    8-Fadlin Bin-Galawat, 11-Azamnuddin Bin-Hj Gillen (64' 14-Mohammad Bin-Haji Momin), 20-Irwan Bin-Mohammad,
    23-Saifful Rizal bin-Awang (64' 24-Shahrul Bin-Haji Abdul Rahman).
Scorers: 1-0 1' Nakayama, 2-0 2' Nakayama, 3-0 4' Nakayama, 4-0 36' K.Miura,
    5-0 45' S.Nakamura, 6-0 66' Hirano, 7-0 75' Takahara, 8-0 85' Sawanobori,
    9-0 88' Takahara
Cautions: 11' Mohammed, 23' Bin-Galawat, 29' Ono, 61' Yoneyama
Expulsions: 90' Sharbini
Referee: Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh (Malaysia)
Attendance: 1,000


Macao - Japan 0-3 (0-1)             XII. Asian Cup Lebanon 2000, Preliminaries, Group 10
(Macao - Macao Stadium - 20.02.2000 - 18:30)
Macao (White-White-White):
    1-Domingos Chan (GK), 3-Sio Cheong Ung, 4-Daniel Dias, 5-Ka Koi Lam, 6-Kin Chon Long, 7-Chon Man Cheang
    (71' 14-Man Io Hoi), 8-Chi Man Che, 10-Kim Meng Leong, 11-Io Veng Lei (63' 15-Iao San Tam), 12-F.Rodriguez,
    18-Miguel Heitor. Coach: Eiji Ueda (Japan)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    18-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 14-Takashi Hirano (79' 6-Toshihiro Hattori), 3-Naoki Matsuda, 16-Koji Nakata,
    24-Junichi Inamoto, 12-Masaaki Sawanobori (28' 21-Tomokazu Myojin), 13-Shinji Ono, 22-Yuji Nakazawa,
    23-Shunsuke Nakamura, 11-Kazuyoshi Miura (H 25-Naohiro Takahara), 9-Masashi Nakayama.
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Scorers: 0-1 35' Nakayama, 0-2 57' Takahara, 0-3 65' Nakayama
Cautions: -
Expulsions: 87' Dias
Referee: Jerry Andres (Philippines)
Attendance: 500


Japan - China 0-0 (0-0)             Friendly Match (Kirin Beverage Soccer)
(Kobe - Universiade Memorial Stadium - 15.03.2000 - 19:02)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    18-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 3-Naoki Matsuda, 4-Shigeru Morioka, 5-Koji Nakata (67' 16-Shunsuke Nakamura),
    8-Hidetoshi Nakata, 21-Junichi Inamoto, 13-Shinji Ono (57' 6-Toshihiro Hattori), 12-Shigeyoshi Mochizuki,
    10-Hiroshi Nanami, 19-Shoji Jo (87' 11-Kazuyoshi Miura), 9-Masashi Nakayama.
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
China (White-White-White):
    1-Jin Jiang (GK), 2-Feng Xie (65' 20-Gang Chen), 3-Enhua Zhang, 4-Chengying Wu, 5-Zhiyi Fan (C), 8-Tie Li,
    16-Jihai Sun (H 6-Ming Li), 9-Mingyu Ma (54' 15-Si Shen), 7-Xia Yao (H 19-Hong Qi), 11-Shengqing Qu,
    12-Maozhen Su (80' 21-Yunfeng Hu). Coach: Velibor Milutinovic (Yugoslavia)
Scorers: -
Cautions: 5' Tie Li, 39' Enhua Zhang, 88' Hong Qi
Referee: Jong-Deok Son (South Korea)
Attendance: 39,482


South Korea - Japan 1-0 (0-0)       Friendly Match (World Cup 2002 Co-Host Anniversary)
(Seoul - Olympic Stadium - 26.04.2000 - 19:00)
South Korea (Red-Blue-Red):
    18-Yong-Dae Kim (GK), 2-Cheol Kang, 7-Tae-Young Kim, 20-Myung-Bo Hong (C), 15-Min-Sung Lee,
    3-Sung-Yong Choi (71' 12-Young-Pyo Lee), 6-Sang-Cheol Yoo (77' 13-Jin-Sub Park), 8-Jung-Yoon Noh
    (59' 14-Jung-Hwan Yoon), 16-Seok-Joo Ha, 17-Tae-Ha Park (62' 4-Do-Keoun Kim), 9-Do-Hoon Kim
    (52' 10-Yong-Soo Choi). Coach: Jung-Moo Huh
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    18-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 3-Naoki Matsuda, 4-Ryuzo Morioka, 6-Toshihiro Hattori, 21-Junichi Inamoto,
    8-Teruyoshi Ito (81' 23-Hiromi Kojima), 24-Shigeyoshi Mochizuki (81' 16-Shunsuke Nakamura),
    7-Hidetoshi Nakata, 10-Hiroshi Nanami (C) (87' 14-Atsuhiro Miura), 9-Masashi Nakayama
    (73' 12-Hiroaki Morishima), 19-Atsushi Yanagisawa (78' 17-Naohiro Takahara).
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Scorers: 1-0 78' Seok-Joo Ha
Cautions: 62' Tae-Ha Park, 68' Tae-Young Kim
Expulsions: 72' Tae-Young Kim
Referee: Mohamed Nazri Abdullah (Malaysia)
Attendance: 70,000


Japan - France 2-2 (1-0,2-2) a.e.t. 4-5 on penalties
                                    III. Hassan II International Cup 2000, Semi Final
(Rabat - Mohammed V Stadium - 04.06.2000 - 16:00)
Japan (Blue-Blue-Blue):
    18-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 4-Ryuzo Morioka (C), 3-Naoki Matsuda, 2-Takeshi Oiwa, 21-Junichi Inamoto,
    8-Teruyoshi Ito, 23-Shunsuke Nakamura (67' 17-Atsuhiro Miura), 7-Hidetoshi Nakata, 10-Hiroshi Nanami,
    12-Hiroaki Morishima, 19-Akinori Nishizawa (89' 13-Atsushi Yanagisawa). Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
France (White-White-White):
    16-Fabien Barthez (GK), 15-Lilian Thuram, 3-Bixente Lizarazu, 5-Laurent Blanc, 8-Marcel Desailly
    (67' 18-Franck Leboeuf), 7-Didier Deschamps (C) (H 21-Christophe Dugarry), 17-Emmanuel Petit,
    13-Sylvain Wiltord (H 6-Youri Djorkaeff), 10-Zinedine Zidane (90' 12-Thierry Henry), 11-Robert Pires
    (H 4-Patrick Vieira), 20-David Trezeguet (74' 9-Nicolas Anelka). Coach: Roger Lemerre
Scorers: 1-0 34' Morishima, 1-1 61' Zidane, 2-1 70' Nishizawa, 2-2 75' Djorkaeff
Penalties: 1-0 H.Nakata, 1-1 Djorkaeff, 2-1 A.Miura, 2-2 Anelka, 2-2 Inamoto (missed),
    2-3 Henry, 2-3 Nanami (saved), 2-4 Leboeuf
Cautions: 52' Nanami, 54' Thuram, 77' Blanc
Referee: Abderrahim El-Arjoune (Morocco)
Attendance: 40,000


Japan - Jamaica 4-0 (0-0)           III. Hassan II International Cup 2000, Third Place Match
(Rabat - Mohammed V Stadium - 06.06.2000 - 17:25)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 4-Ryuzo Morioka (C), 3-Naoki Matsuda, 6-Yoshiharu Ueno (H 17-Atsuhiro Miura),
    16-Koji Nakata, 23-Shunsuke Nakamura, 8-Teruyoshi Ito (H 15-Daisuke Oku), 7-Hidetoshi Nakata, 10-Hiroshi Nanami
    (75' 11-Kazuyoshi Miura), 19-Akinori Nishizawa (63' 13-Atsushi Yanagisawa), 25-Shoji Jo (71' 24-Tatsuhiko Kubo).
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Jamaica (Yellow-Yellow-Yellow):
    13-Aaron Lawrence (GK), 3-Christopher Dawes (77' 20-Dwayne Richards), 4-Linval Dixon, 5-Claude Davis,
    12-Jermaine Johnson (71' 8-O'neil Smith), 18-Michael Johnson (70' 24-Clifton Waugh), 7-Winston Griffiths,
    10-Jermaine Hue (54' 2-Stephen Malcolm), 9-Andrew Williams, 22-Pall Hall, 19-Frank Sinclair (65' 16-Fabian Davis).
    Coach: Sebastiao Lazaroni (Brazil)
Scorers: 1-0 47' Jo, 2-0 58' Jo, 3-0 65' Yanagisawa, 4-0 78' K.Miura
Cautions: 50' Dawes, 53' Sinclair, 68' Matsuda
Referee: Sidi Bekaye Magassa (Mali)
Attendance: 10,000


Japan - Slovakia 1-1 (1-1)          XXI. Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer 2000, Group Stage
(Sendai - Miyagi Stadium - 11.06.2000 - 13:32)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    18-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 4-Ryuzo Morioka (C), 3-Naoki Matsuda, 2-Takeshi Oiwa, 21-Junichi Inamoto,
    17-Atsuhiro Miura, 23-Shunsuke Nakamura (73' 5-Eisuke Nakanishi), 8-Teruyoshi Ito, 12-Hiroaki Morishima,
    15-Daisuke Oku (85' 24-Tatsuhiko Kubo), 19-Akinori Nishizawa (68' 13-Atsushi Yanagisawa).
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Slovakia (White-White-Blue):
    1-Kamil Susko (GK), 2-Peter Dzurik, 4-Milan Timko, 3-Vladimir Leitner, 5-Stanislav Varga, 6-Jozef Valachovic,
    19-Ladislav Pecko (55' 13-Attila Pinte), 10-Vladimir Kozuch (92' 11-Martin Fabus), 7-Igor Balis, 8-Peter Nemeth,
    16-Erik Jezik (61' 17-Michal Pancik (91' 14-Tibor Zatek)). Coach: Jozef Adamec
Scorers: 0-1 6' Dzurik, 1-1 9' S.Nakamura
Cautions: 39' Dzurik
Referee: Young-Joo Kim (South Korea)
Attendance: 45,831


Japan - Bolivia 2-0 (2-0)           XXI. Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer 2000, Group Stage
(Yokohama - International Stadium - 18.06.2000 - 13:02)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    18-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 4-Ryuzo Morioka (C), 3-Naoki Matsuda (H 26-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto), 16-Koji Nakata,
    21-Junichi Inamoto, 17-Atsuhiro Miura (87' 27-Yuji Nakazawa), 14-Shigeyoshi Mochizuki, 15-Daisuke Oku,
    23-Shunsuke Nakamura (28' 12-Hiroaki Morishima), 13-Atsushi Yanagisawa (79' 24-Tatsuhiko Kubo),
    19-Akinori Nishizawa (H 28-Naohiro Takahara). Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Bolivia (White-Green-White):
    1-Jose Fernandez (GK), 2-Reny Ribera, 4-Luis Camacho, 5-Ronald Arana, 18-Tricco, 6-Richard Rojas,
    7-Raul Gutierrez, 8-Raul Justiniano (H 13-Sergio Castillo), 17-Angel Paraba, 9-Tomas Gutierrez
    (86' 14-Anis), 11-Oscar Sanchez (H 20-Limberg Gutierrez). Coach: Carlos Aragones
Scorers: 1-0 7' Yanagisawa, 2-0 34' Yanagisawa
Cautions: 15' Matsuda, 67' Rojas, 69' Oku, 73' T.Gutierrez
Referee: Baojie Sun (China)
Attendance: 65,073


Japan - U.A.E. 3-1 (2-0)            Friendly Match (Kirin World Challenge)
(Hiroshima - Big Arch Stadium - 16.08.2000 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 2-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, 4-Naoki Matsuda, 6-Toshihiro Hattori, 5-Junichi Inamoto,
    8-Shigeyoshi Mochizuki (68' 7-Atsuhiro Miura), 14-Shunsuke Nakamura (72' 24-Yuji Nakazawa), 10-Tatsuhiko Kubo
    (H 15-Daisuke Oku), 12-Hiroaki Morishima, 13-Shinji Ono (H 19-Naohiro Takahara), 9-Akinori Nishizawa
    (H 11-Atsushi Yanagisawa). Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
U.A.E. (White-White-White):
    17-Muataz Abdullah (GK), 4-Fahad Ali, 5-Abdul Salam Jumaa, 6-Juma Saeed, 24-Subait Khater
    (72' 2-Abdul Raheem Jumaa), 23-Ghatib Hareb (H 13-Hassan Suhail), 15-Fahed Masoud, 8-Jaleel Mohammed,
    21-Humaid Fakher (77' 16-Sultan Al-Kabbani), 18-Haidar Alo Ali (H 10-Yasser Salem), 19-Saeed Al-Kass
    (80' 11-Kazim Ali). Coach: Henri Michel (France)
Scorers: 1-0 11' Morishima, 2-0 27' S.Nakamura, 3-0 87' Oku, 3-1 90' Saeed
Cautions: 54' Mohammed, 70' Suhail, 88' Oku
Referee: Tae-Young Kim (South Korea)
Attendance: 30,240


Saudi Arabia - Japan 1-4 (0-2)      XII. Asian Cup Lebanon 2000, Final Phase, 1st Round Group C
(Saida - International Stadium - 14.10.2000 - 17:05)
Saudi Arabia (White-White-White):
    1-Mohammed Al-Deayea (GK), 2-Mohammed Al-Jahani (63' 12-Ahmed D. Al-Dossary), 3-Mohammed Al-Khiliawi,
    4-Abdullah Zubromawi, 5-Tariq Omar, 6-Omar Ghamdi, 18-Nawaf Al-Temyat (63' 28-Abdullah Al-Dossary),
    8-Mohammed Howusawi, 19-Hamzah Falatah, 9-Sami Jaber (C) (83' 17-Abdullah Al-Shahrani), 29-Talal Al-Meshal.
    Coach: Milan Macala (Czech Republic)
Japan (Blue-Blue-Blue):
    1-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 4-Ryuzo Morioka (C), 3-Naoki Matsuda, 6-Toshihiro Hattori, 24-Tomokazu Myojin,
    17-Junichi Inamoto, 14-Shunsuke Nakamura, 12-Hiroaki Morishima (83' 30-Shinji Ono), 10-Hiroshi Nanami,
    13-Atsushi Yanagisawa (83' 11-Atsuhiro Miura), 29-Naohiro Takahara (70' 9-Akinori Nishizawa).
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Scorers: 0-1 22' Yanagisawa, 0-2 37' Takahara, 0-3 53' Nanami, 0-4 88' Ono, 1-4 90' Morioka OG
Cautions: 16' Al-Shehri, 19' Al-Khilaiwi, 25' Matsuda
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (UAE)
Attendance: 6,000


Japan - Uzbekistan 8-1 (5-1)        XII. Asian Cup Lebanon 2000, Final Phase, 1st Round Group C
(Saida - International Stadium - 17.10.2000 - 17:05)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 22-Yuji Nakazawa, 4-Ryuzo Morioka (C), 6-Toshihiro Hattori, 24-Tomokazu Myojin,
    17-Junichi Inamoto (79' 8-Shigeyoshi Mochizuki), 14-Shunsuke Nakamura, 12-Hiroaki Morishima (54' 30-Shinji Ono),
    10-Hiroshi Nanami, 9-Akinori Nishizawa, 29-Naohiro Takahara (58' 27-Hideaki Kitajima).
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Uzbekistan (White-Blue-White):
    1-Pavel Bugalo (GK), 2-Bakhtier Ashurmatov, 3-Andrei Fyodorov, 5-Sergei Lushan, 14-Abdumazhid Tairov
    (61' 7-Atabek Shamuradov), 17-Fevzi Davletov (24' 15-Sergei Lebedev), 18-Aleksandr Khvastunov,
    8-Nikolay Shirshov, 4-Mirdzhalal Kasymov (C), 9-Mukhtar Kurbanov, 10-Maksim Shatskikh.
    Coach: Yury Sarkisyan
Scorers: 1-0 7' Morishima, 2-0 14' Nishizawa, 3-0 17' Takahara, 4-0 20' Takahara, 5-0 24' Nishizawa,
    5-1 28' Lushan, 6-1 49' Nishizawa, 7-1 57' Takahara, 8-1 78' Kitajima
Cautions: 4' Bugalo (GK), 10' Ashurmatov, 19' Lushan, 39' M.Shatskikh, 63' Shirshov, 68' Inamoto
Referee: Shamsul Maidin (Singapore)
Attendance: 3,000
Note: 5' Bugalo saved Nishizawa's penalty.


Japan - Qatar 1-1 (0-1)             XII. Asian Cup Lebanon 2000, Final Phase, 1st Round Group C
(Beirut - Sports City Stadium - 20.10.2000 - 19:35)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Daijiro Takakuwa (GK), 22-Yuji Nakazawa, 4-Ryuzo Morioka (C), 26-Keiji Kaimoto, 8-Shigeyoshi Mochizuki,
    15-Daisuke Oku, 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 11-Atsuhiro Miura (79' 6-Toshihiro Hattori), 27-Hideaki Kitajima
    (H 24-Tomokazu Myojin), 30-Shinji Ono, 19-Tatsuhiko Kubo (H 9-Akinori Nishizawa).
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Qatar (White-White-White):
    21-Hussain Al-Romaihi (GK), 4-Saoud Al-Kathiri, 5-Abdul-Nasser Al-Obaidly, 8-Saad Al-Shammari,
    14-Abdul-Aziz Hassan (80' 10-Fahad Al-Kuwari), 15-Yousuf Mahmoud, 16-Mohamed Al-Blooshi
    (66' 7-Abdullah Al-Ishaq), 17-Jassim Al-Tamimi, 18-Yaser Al-Qusi, 19-Abdul Rahman Mahmoud,
    27-Meshal Mubarak (90' 13-Rayed Yaqoub). Coach: Dzemal Hadziabdic (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Scorers: 0-1 22' Al-Obaidly FK, 1-1 60' Nishizawa
Cautions: 3' Kaimoto, 65' Al-Qusi
Expulsions: 39' Kaimoto
Referee: Ahmad Nabil Ayad (Lebanon)
Attendance: 3,000


Japan - Iraq 4-1 (3-1)              XII. Asian Cup Lebanon 2000, Final Phase, Quarter Final
(Beirut - Sports City Stadium - 24.10.2000 - 16:45)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 22-Yuji Nakazawa, 4-Ryuzo Morioka (C), 6-Toshihiro Hattori, 24-Tomokazu Myojin,
    17-Junichi Inamoto (67' 8-Shigeyoshi Mochizuki), 14-Shunsuke Nakamura (80' 30-Shinji Ono), 12-Hiroaki Morishima
    (71' 15-Daisuke Oku), 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 9-Akinori Nishizawa, 29-Naohiro Takahara.
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Iraq (White-White-White):
    1-Hashim Khamis (GK), 2-Haidar Mahmoud Majeed, 4-Abdul Jabar Hashim, 5-Hamza Hadi (C), 6-Ziyad Tariq
    (58' 8-Hisham Mohammed), 7-Adnan Mohammad Hassbi, 10-Abbas Obeid Jassim, 16-Haydar Obeid Jassim
    (15' 9-Ahmad Abdul Jabar), 18-Ahmad Kadhum, 15-Qahtan Drain, 25-Abdul Wahab Abul Hail.
    Coach: Milan Zivadinovic (Yugoslavia)
Scorers: 0-1 4' A.Jassim, 1-1 8' Nanami, 2-1 11' Takahara, 3-1 29' Nanami, 4-1 62' Myojin
Cautions: 30' Drain, 44' S.Nakamura, 45' Abdul Jabar, 77' Majeed, 81' Nishizawa, 87' Hadi
Referee: Tajaddin Fares (Syria)
Attendance: 3,000


Japan - China 3-2 (1-1)             XII. Asian Cup Lebanon 2000, Final Phase, Semi Final
(Beirut - Sports City Stadium - 26.10.2000 - 19:45)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 4-Ryuzo Morioka (C), 3-Naoki Matsuda, 6-Toshihiro Hattori, 24-Tomokazu Myojin,
    17-Junichi Inamoto, 14-Shunsuke Nakamura, 12-Hiroaki Morishima (71' 15-Daisuke Oku), 10-Hiroshi Nanami,
    29-Naohiro Takahara, 9-Akinori Nishizawa (88' 13-Atsushi Yanagisawa). Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
China (White-White-White):
    22-Jin Jiang (GK), 4-Chengying Wu, 5-Zhiyi Fan (C), 14-Weifeng Li, 6-Ming Li (76' 12-Shengqing Qu),
    8-Tie Li, 13-Gang Chen, 15-Si Shen, 19-Hong Qi, 10-Maozhen Su (82' 11-Hui Xie), 20-Chen Yang.
    Coach: Velibor Milutinovic (Yugoslavia)
Scorers: 1-0 21' Zhiyi Fan OG, 1-1 30' Hong Qi, 1-2 48' Chen Yang, 2-2 53' Nishizawa,
    3-2 61' Nishizawa
Cautions: 11' Chengying Wu, 32' Zhiyi Fan, 40' Inamoto, 43' Tie Li, 76' Gang Chen
Referee: Shamsul Maidin (Singapore)
Attendance: 5,000


Japan - Saudi Arabia 1-0 (1-0)      XII. Asian Cup Lebanon 2000, Final Phase, Final
(Beirut - Sports City Stadium - 29.10.2000 - 18:45)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 4-Ryuzo Morioka (C), 3-Naoki Matsuda, 6-Toshihiro Hattori, 8-Shigeyoshi Mochizuki,
    24-Tomokazu Myojin, 14-Shunsuke Nakamura, 12-Hiroaki Morishima (89' 30-Shinji Ono), 29-Naohiro Takahara
    (81' 13-Atsushi Yanagisawa (88' 15-Daisuke Oku)), 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 9-Akinori Nishizawa.
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Saudi Arabia (White-Green-White):
    1-Mohammed Al-Deayea (GK), 3-Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi, 12-Ahmed D. Al-Dossary, 13-Saleh Al-Saqri, 16-Fouzi Al-Shehri
    (72' 14-Marzouq Al-Otaibi), 17-Abdullah Al-Wakad, 18-Nawaf Al-Temyat, 19-Hamzah Falatah (H 20-Mohammad Al-Shalhoub),
    23-Ahmed K. Al-Dossary, 9-Sami Jaber (C), 29-Talal Al-Meshal. Coach: Nasser Al-Johar
Scorers: 1-0 29' Mochizuki
Cautions: 10' Mochizuki, 29' A.D.Al-Dossary, 54' Morioka, 76' Takahara, 90' Oku
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (UAE)
Attendance: 50,000
Note: 37' Falatah missed a penalty.


Japan - South Korea 1-1 (0-1)       Friendly Match (World Cup 2002 Co-Host Anniversary/Kirin World Challenge)
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 20.12.2000 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 4-Ryuzo Morioka (C) (75' 7-Masashi Motoyama), 3-Naoki Matsuda, 6-Toshihiro Hattori,
    8-Tomokazu Myojin (69' 17-Tomoyuki Sakai), 5-Teruyoshi Ito, 18-Shinji Ono (H 15-Daisuke Oku), 10-Hiroshi Nanami,
    14-Shunsuke Nakamura (H 16-Koji Nakata), 21-Hideaki Kitazima (H 19-Masashi Nakayama), 13-Atsushi Yanagisawa.
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
South Korea (Red-Blue-Red):
    18-Byung-Ji Kim (GK), 2-Cheol Kang (C), 15-Min-Sung Lee, 16-Sang-Shik Kim, 3-Sung-Yong Choi (85' 6-Sang-Cheol Yoo),
    13-Cheon-Soo Lee (60' 17-Sung-Bae Park), 20-Myung-Bo Hong, 19-Eul-Yong Lee, 12-Young-Pyo Lee, 23-Jung-Hwan Ahn
    (71' 8-Jung-Hwan Yoon), 10-Yong-Soo Choi (40' 21-Ji-Sung Park). Coach: Hang-Seo Park (caretaker)
Scorers: 0-1 14' Jung-Hwan Ahn, 1-1 56' Hattori
Cautions: 16' Myung-Bo Hong, 18' Min-Sung Lee, 71' Byung-Ji Kim (GK)
Expulsions: 26' Sang-Shik Kim
Referee: Shamsul Maidin (Singapore)
Attendance: 54,145
Note: 17' Byung-Ji Kim (GK) saved Yanagisawa's penalty

2001

France - Japan 5-0 (2-0)            Friendly Match
(St. Denis - Stade de France - 24.03.2001 - 20:45)
France (Blue-White-Red):
    1-Ulrich Rame (GK), 2-Vincent Candela, 8-Marcel Desailly (C), 18-Franck Leboeuf (35' 13-Mikael Silvestre),
    3-Bixente Lizarazu (80' 19-Christian Karembeu), 17-Emmanuel Petit (H 4-Patrick Vieira), 7-Robert Pires
    (60' 14-Johan Micoud), 10-Zinedine Zidane, 9-Sabri Lamouchi, 21-Christophe Dugarry (53' 11-Sylvain Wiltord),
    12-Thierry Henry (53' 20-David Trezeguet). Coach: Roger Lemerre
Japan (White-Blue-White):
    18-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 4-Ryuzo Morioka (C) (72' 2-Yuji Nakazawa), 3-Naoki Matsuda, 6-Toshihiro Hattori
    (78' 16-Koji Nakata), 12-Tomokazu Myojin (H 19-Naohiro Takahara), 10-Hiroshi Nanami, 5-Junichi Inamoto
    (69' 8-Shigeyoshi Mochizuki), 14-Shunsuke Nakamura (H 11-Atsuhiro Miura), 15-Teruyoshi Ito, 7-Hidetoshi Nakata,
    9-Akinori Nishizawa (69' 17-Shoji Jo). Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Scorers: 1-0 9' Zidane, 2-0 13' Henry, 3-0 56' Wiltord, 4-0 61' Trezeguet, 5-0 68' Trezeguet
Cautions: -
Referee: Dieter Schoch (Switzerland)
Attendance: 77,888


Spain - Japan 1-0 (0-0)             Friendly Match
(Cordoba - Nuevo Arangel Stadium - 25.04.2001 - 21:45)
Spain (Red-Navy-Navy):
    1-Jose Santiago Canizares (GK) (76' 13-Iker Casillas), 3-Sergi Barjuan, 5-Miguel Angel Nadal (H 16-Tellez),
    8-Paco, 2-Manuel Pablo (68' 12-Carlos Puyol), 4-Josep Guardiola (76' 18-Sergio), 6-Gaizka Mendieta (H 14-Vicente),
    10-Ivan Helguera (32' 15-Ramon Baraja), 11-Pedro Munitis, 7-Raul Gonzalez (H 17-Jose Mari), 9-Salva.
    Coach: Jose Antonio Camacho
Japan (White-Blue-White):
    1-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 2-Kenichi Uemura (89' 22-Yuji Nakazawa), 4-Ryuzo Morioka (C), 16-Koji Nakata,
    20-Yasuhiko Hato, 15-Teruyoshi Ito (89' 14-Takayuki Suzuki), 10-Hiroshi Nanami (79' 12-Tomokazu Myojin),
    5-Junichi Inamoto, 6-Toshihiro Hattori, 7-Hidetoshi Nakata (87' 13-Daisuke Oku), 19-Naohiro Takahara
    (83' 9-Akinori Nishizawa). Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Scorers: 1-0 89' Baraja
Cautions: 68' Paco, 70' Hattori, 72' Sergi, 87' K.Nakata
Referee: Miroslav Radoman (Yugoslavia)
Attendance: 15,000


Japan - Canada 3-0 (0-0)            III. FIFA/Confederations Cup 2001, 1st Round Group B
(Niigata - Niigata Stadium - 31.05.2001 - 19:30)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK) (C), 2-Kenichi Uemura (38' 11-Masashi Nakayama), 4-Ryuzo Morioka, 16-Koji Nakata,
    14-Teruyoshi Ito (67' 17-Tomokazu Myojin), 18-Kazuyuki Toda, 7-Hidetoshi Nakata (81' 10-Atsuhiro Miura),
     5-Junichi Inamoto, 21-Shinji Ono, 8-Hiroaki Morishima, 9-Akinori Nishizawa. Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Canada (White-Red-White):
    1-Craig Forrest (GK), 3-Mark Watson, 5-Jason Devos, 6-Jason Bent, 14-Daniel Imhof (63' 18-Tam Nsaliwa),
    7-Paul Stalteri, 13-Carl Fletcher, 20-Kevin McKenna, 10-Davide Xausa (79' 9-Carlo Corazzin), 19-Paul Peschisolido,
    11-Jim Brennan. Coach: Holger Osijek (Germany)
Scorers: 1-0 57' Ono FK, 2-0 60' Nishizawa, 3-0 88' Morishima
Cautions: 52' McKenna, 66' Inamoto
Referee: Simon Micallef (Australia)
Attendance: 39,006


Japan - Cameroon 2-0 (1-0)          III. FIFA/Confederations Cup 2001, 1st Round Group B
(Niigata - Niigata Stadium - 02.06.2001 - 19:30)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK) (C), 3-Naoki Matsuda, 4-Ryuzo Morioka, 16-Koji Nakata, 17-Tomokazu Myojin,
    5-Junichi Inamoto, 18-Kazuyuki Toda, 21-Shinji Ono (85' Toshihiro Hattori), 7-Hidetoshi Nakata
    (61' 8-Hiroaki Morishima), 9-Akinori Nishizawa (73' 11-Masashi Nakayama), 22-Takayuki Suzuki.
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Cameroon (Green-Red-Yellow):
    1-Boukar Alioum (GK), 3-Pierre Wome (76' 2-Bill Tchato), 4-Rigobert Song (C), 5-Raymond Kalla, 6-Pierre Njanka,
    15-Nicolas Alnoudji, 20-Salomon Olembe (55' 21-Joseph Desire Job), 8-Geremi Njitap (55' 14-Joel Epalle),
    17-Marc-Vivien Foe, 9-Samuel Eto'o, 10-Patrick Mboma. Coach: Pierre Lechantre (France)
Scorers: 1-0 8' T.Suzuki, 2-0 65' T.Suzuki
Cautions: 72' Toda, 84' Njanka, 86' R.Morioka
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)
Attendance: 39,430


Brazil - Japan 0-0 (0-0)            III. FIFA/Confederations Cup 2001, 1st Round Group B
(Ibaraki - Perfectural Kashima Soccer Stadium - 04.06.2001 - 19:30)
Brazil (Yellow-Blue-White):
    1-Nelson Dida (GK), 2-Ze Maria, 3-Lucio, 4-Edmilson, 5-Leomar (C), 7-Leandro, 16-Leo, 18-Fabio,
    20-Ramon (62' 19-Julio Batista), 11-Carlos Miguel (73' 10-Robert), 21-Washington (80' 22-Magno Alves).
    Coach: Emerson Leao
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    23-Ryota Tsuzuki (GK), 2-Kenichi Uemura, 3-Naoki Matsuda, 6-Toshihiro Hattori (C), 20-Yasuhiro Hato,
    14-Teruyoshi Ito, 17-Tomokazu Myojin, 21-Shinji Ono (H 16-Koji Nakata), 7-Hidetoshi Nakata,
    13-Atsushi Yanagisawa (60' 11-Masashi Nakayama), 22-Takayuki Suzuki (H 8-Hiroaki Morishima).
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Scorers: -
Cautions: 25' Lucio, 31' Ramon, 41' Myojin, 45' T.Suzuki, 88' Fabio
Referee: Kim Milton Nielsen (Denmark)
Attendance: 37,470


Japan - Australia 1-0 (1-0)         III. FIFA/Confederations Cup 2001, Semi Final
(Yokohama - International Stadium - 07.06.2001 - 17:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 3-Naoki Matsuda, 4-Ryuzo Morioka (22' 2-Kenichi Uemura), 5-Junichi Inamoto,
    7-Hidetoshi Nakata (C), 9-Akinori Nishizawa (80' 8-Hiroaki Morishima), 16-Koji Nakata, 18-Kazuyuki Toda,
    20-Yasuhiro Hato, 21-Shinji Ono (55' 6-Toshihiro Hattori), 22-Takayuki Suzuki.
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Australia (Green-Green-Green):
    1-Mark Schwarzer (GK), 2-Kevin Muscat, 3-Craig Moore, 4-Paul Okon (C), 5-Tony Vidmar, 6-Tony Popovic,
    8-Stan Lazaridis, 11-David Zdrilic (71' 21-Archie Thompson), 13-Marco Bresciano (60' 22-Mile Sterjovski),
    17-Steve Corica, 18-Scott Chipperfield (60' 9-John Aloisi). Coach: Frank Farina
Scorers: 1-0 43' H.Nakata FK
Cautions: 14' Chipperfield, 42' Popovic, 66' T.Vidmar, 87' Moore
Expulsions: 56' T.Suzuki, 88' Moore
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)
Attendance: 48,699


France - Japan 1-0 (1-0)            III. FIFA/Confederations Cup 2001, Final
(Yokohama - International Stadium - 10.06.2001 - 19:00)
France (White-White-White):
    1-Ulrich Rame (GK), 19-Christian Karembeu, 3-Bixemte Lizarazu, 18-Franck Leboeuf, 8-Marcel Desailly (C),
    4-Patrick Vieira, 17-Steve Marlet (58' 22-Laurent Robert), 6-Youri Djorkaeff (65' 10-Eric Carriere),
    7-Robert Pires, 11-Sylvain Wiltord, 9-Nicolas Anelka. Coach: Roger Lemerre
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 3-Naoki Matsuda, 4-Ryuzo Morioka (C), 16-Koji Nakata, 5-Junichi Inamoto
    (H 10-Atsuhiro Miura), 20-Yasuhiro Hato, 14-Teruyoshi Ito, 8-Hiroaki Morishima, 21-Shinji Ono
    (60' 19-Tatsuhiko Kubo), 9-Akiniri Nishizawa (74' 11-Masashi Nakayama). Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Scorers: 1-0 30' Vieira
Cautions: 36' Matsuda, 52' Lizarazu, 89' Morishima
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (UAE)
Attendance: 65,335


Japan - Paraguay 2-0 (1-0)          XXII. Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer 2001, Group Stage
(Sapporo - Sapporo Dome - 01.07.2001 - 15:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 3-Naoki Matsuda, 4-Ryuzo Morioka (C), 16-Koji Nakata, 20-Yasuhiko Hato,
    5-Junichi Inamoto, 18-Kazuyuki Toda (87' 14-Teruyoshi Ito), 21-Shinji Ono (70' 6-Toshihiro Hattori),
    8-Hiroaki Morishima (89' 7-Chikara Fujimoto), 9-Atsushi Yanagisawa (92' 13-Yoshiteru Yamashita),
    22-Takayuki Suzuki (78' 11-Masashi Nakayama). Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Paraguay (White/Red-Blue-Blue):
    1-Jose Luis Chilavert (GK) (C), 2-Nestor Isasi (73' 14-Panfilo Escobar), 3-Juan Daniel Caceres,
    15-Nelson Zelaya, 21-Denis Caniza, 5-Daniel Sanabria (60' 4-Alfredo Amarilla), 16-Julio Cesar Enciso,
    6-Gustavo Morinigo (H 7-Victor Quintana), 10-Virgilio Ferreira, 20-Diego Gavilan (84' 11-Aristides Masi),
    9-Miguel Caceres (55' 17-Nelson Cuevas). Coach: Sergio Markarian (Uruguay)
Scorers: 1-0 16' Yanagisawa, 2-0 50' Yanagisawa
Cautions: 62' K.Nakata, 68' Kawaguchi, 82' Caniza
Expulsions: 81' Quintana
Referee: Panya Hanlumyaung (Thailand)
Attendance: 39,073


Japan - Yugoslavia 1-0 (1-0)        XXII. Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer 2001, Group Stage
(Oita - Big Eye Park - 04.07.2001 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 3-Naoki Matsuda (68' 17-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto), 4-Ryuzo Morioka, 16-Koji Nakata,
    20-Yasuhiko Hato, 5-Junichi Inamoto, 18-Kazuyuki Toda, 21-Shini Ono (H 6-Toshihiro Hattori), 8-Hiroaki Morishima
    (70' 14-Teruyoshi Ito), 9-Akinori Nishizawa (89' 11-Masashi Nakayama), 22-Takayuki Suzuki (77' 19-Tatsuhiko Kubo).
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Yugoslavia (White-White-White):
    1-Sasa Stevanovic (GK) (86' 12- Predrag Ristovic (GK)), 2-Vuk Rasovic (80' 18-Damir Cakar), 13-Dusan Petkovic
    (86' 14-Milovoje Cirkovic), 16-Sasa Zoric, 3-Dejan Ognjanovic, 5-Milan Dudic (21' 7-Radovan Krivokapic),
    10-Dragan Stojkovic (C), 8-Goran Trobok (73' 4-Dejan Radenovic), 15-Aleksandar Zivkovic, 11-Igor Bogdanovic
    (64' 17-Borislav Stevanovic), 9-Petar Divic. Coach: Vujadin Boskov
Scorers: 1-0 21' Inamoto
Cautions: 67' Rasovic, 73' Zivkovic
Referee: Vijay Rahman (Singapore)
Attendance: 38,147


Japan - Australia 3-0 (1-0)         I. AFC/OFC Challenge Cup 2001
(Shizuoka - ECOPA Stadium - 15.08.2001 - 18:35)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Yoshikatsu Kamaguchi (GK) (C), 3-Naoki Matsuda, 4-Ryuzo Norioka, 16-Koji Nakata, 6-Toshohiro Hattori,
    8-Hiroaki Morishima (77' 15-Daisuke Oku), 14-Teruyoshi Ito, 17-Kazuyuki Toda, 21-Yasuhiko Hato
    (73' 12-Tomokazu Myojin), 9-Atsushi Yanagisawa (62' 11-Masashi Nakayama), 22-Takayuki Suzuki.
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Australia (Green-Green-Green):
    12-Jason Petkovic (GK), 2-Luke Casserly, 3-Steve Laybutt (61' 13-Angelo Costanzo), 4-Steve Horvat (C),
    14-Fausto De Amicis, 6-Kasey Wehrman, 8-Scott Chipperfield, 10-Steve Corica, 15-Mark Robertson
    (H 18-Con Boutsianis), 9-John Aloisi (69' 20-Saso Petrovski), 11-David Zdrilic. Coach: Frank Farina
Scorers: 1-0 19' Yanagisawa, 2-0 53' Hattori, 3-0 65' Nakayama PK
Cautions: 42' R.Morioka, 64' De Amicis, 89' Wehrman, 91' Constanzo
Referee: Jianjun Zhang (China)
Attendance: 46,404


Senegal - Japan 2-0 (0-0)           Friendly Match
(Lens - Felix Bollaert Stadium - 04.10.2001 - 18:00)
Senegal (White-White-White):
    1-Tony Sylva (GK), 5-Pape Malick Diop, 13-Lamine Diatta, 2-Omar Daf, 16-Alassane Ndour, 22-Makhtar Ndiaye
    (59' 14-Moussa Ndiaye), 3-El-Hadji Sarr, 15-Salif Diao, 7-Henry Camara (64' 18-Pape Bouna Thiaw),
    10-Khalilou Fadiga, 11-El-Hadji Diouf. Coach: Bruno Metsu (France)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    18-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 4-Ryuzo Morioka (C), 21-Yasuhiko Hato, 3-Naoki Matsuda, 16-Koji Nakata
    (H 6-Toshihiro Hattori), 15-Daisuke Oku (75' 24-Nozumi Hiroyama), 25-Chikara Fujimoto (H 14-Teruyoshi Ito),
    17-Kazuyuki Toda, 5-Junichi Inamoto (71' 23-Takashi Fukunishi), 11-Takayuki Suzuki, 9-Naohiro Takahara
    (H 13-Atsushi Yanagisawa). Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Scorers: 1-0 77' Diouf, 2-0 90' Thiaw
Cautions: -
Referee: Pascal Garibian (France)
Attendance: 3,000


Nigeria - Japan 2-2 (1-1)           Friendly Match
(Southampton - St. Mary Stadium - 07.10.2001 - 15:00)
Nigeria (White-White-White):
    1-Ike Shorounmu (GK), 16-Eric Ejiofor, 2-Ifeanyi Udeze (54' 3-Celestine Babayaro), 5-Isaac Okoronkwo,
    15-Sunday Oliseh, 10-Augustine Okocha, 4-Karibe Ojigwe, 7-George Finidi, 9-Victor Agali (74' 11-Garba Lawal),
    13-Tijani Babangida (54' 17-Julius Aghahowa), 8-Yakubu Aiyegbeni. Coach: Amodu Shaibu
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 3-Naoki Matsuda, 12-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, 16-Koji Nakata, 21-Yasuhiko Hato
    (H 6-Toshihiro Hattori), 14-Teruyoshi Ito (80' 23-Takashi Fukunishi), 5-Junichi Inamoto (70' 15-Daisuke Oku),
    17-Kazuyuki Toda, 8-Shinji Ono (H 24-Nozumi Hiroyama), 9-Akinori Nishizawa (H 11-Takayuki Suzuki),
    13-Atsushi Yanagisawa. Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Scorers: 0-1 26' Yanagisawa, 1-1 28' OG, 1-2 57' T.Suzuki, 2-2 81' Aghahowa
Cautions: 20' Ojigwe, 24' T.Miyamoto, 36' Udeze, 55' Ejiofor, 70' Toda, 88' Ejiofor
Expulsions: 88' Ejiofor
Referee: Stephen Dunn (England)
Attendance: 11,801


Japan - Italy 1-1 (1-0)             Friendly Match (Kirin World Challenge)
(Saitama - Saitama 2002 Stadium - 07.11.2001 - 19:20)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    20-Hitoshi Sogahata (GK), 4-Ryuzo Morioka (C), 17-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, 16-Koji Nakata, 2-Yasuhiko Hato
    (74' 23-Tomokazu Myoijn), 21-Kazuyuki Toda, 5-Junichi Inamoto (75' 14-Teruyoshi Ito), 12-Shinji Ono
    (69' 6-Toshihiro Hattori), 8-Hiroaki Morishima (H 7-Hidetoshi Nakata), 13-Atsushi Yanagisawa
    (66' 22-Akinori Nishizawa), 19-Naohiro Takahara (H 9-Takayuki Suzuki (87' 11-Masashi Nakayama)).
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Italy (White-Blue-White):
    1-Gianluigi Buffon (GK), 5-Fabio Cannavaro (C), 6-Alessandro Nesta, 2-Mark Iuliano, 4-Luigi Di Biagio
    (H 17-Cristiano Zanetti), 3-Francesco Coco (66' 15-Giuseppe Pancaro), 7-Gianluca Zambrotta, 10-Francesco Totti
    (H 19-Cristiano Doni (89' 16-Angelo Di Livio)), 8-Gennaro Gattuso, 9-Filippo Inzaghi (87' 18-Stefano Fiore),
    11-Alessandro Del Piero (59' 20-Marco Delvecchio). Coach: Giovanni Trapattoni
Scorers: 1-0 9' Yanagisawa, 1-1 50' Doni
Cautions: 3' Coco, 18' Toda, 18' Gattuso, 43' Inamoto, 45' Takahara, 65' Doni
Referee: Jun Lu (China)
Attendance: 61,833

2002

Japan - Ukraina 1-0 (1-0)           Friendly Match (Kirin World Challenge)
(Osaka - Nagai Stadium - 21.03.2002 - 18:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    12-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 3-Naoki Matsuda, 17-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, 16-Koji Nakata, 26-Daisuke Ichikawa
    (79' 2-Yasuhiko Hato), 24-Takashi Fukunishi (61' 25-Tomokazu Myojin), 21-Kazuyuki Toda, 20-Alex Santos
    (H 10-Shunsuke Nakamura), 8-Hiroaki Morishima (56' 15-Mitsuo Ogasawara), 13-Atsushi Yanagisawa
    (61' 19-Naohiro Takahara), 9-Akinori Nishizawa (H 11-Takayuki Suzuki). Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Ukraina (Yellow-Blue-Yellow):
    1-Vitaly Reva (GK), 4-Oleksandr Holovko (C), 5-Vladyslav Vaschuk, 3-Andry Nesmachny (63' 19-Serhy Zadorozhny),
    15-Serhy Popov (H 13-Oleksandr Radchenko), 14-Andry Husyn, 7-Serhy Shyschenko, 9-Hennady Zubov
    (70' 21-Serhy Serebrennikov), 8-Anatoly Tymoschuk (69' 18-Oleksandr Zotov), 10-Serhy Zakarliula
    (56' 6-Oleksandr Rykun), 11-Andry Vorobey (77' 17-Oleksandr Melaschenko). Coach: Leonid Buryak
Scorers: 1-0 24' Toda
Cautions: 27' Zakarliula, 32' Matsuda, 50' K.Nakata
Referee: Jong-Cheol Kwon (South Korea)
Attendance: 45,214


Poland - Japan 0-2 (0-2)            Friendly Match
(Lodz - Widzew Stadium - 27.03.2002 - 16:15)
Poland (White-Red-White):
    1-Jerzy Dudek (GK) (H 12-Radoslaw Majdan (GK)), 2-Tomasz Klos, 4-Michal Zewlakow (H 20-Jacek Bak),
    5-Tomasz Waldoch (C) (H 13-Bartosz Karwan), 6-Tomasz Hajto, 7-Piotr Swierczewski (H 18-Jacek Krzynowek),
    8-Tomasz Iwan, 10-Radoslaw Kaluzny (79' 3-Arkadiusz Bak), 21-Marek Kozminski, 9-Pawel Kryszalowicz
    (H 14-Marcin Zewlakow), 11-Emmanuel Olisadebe. Coach: Jerzy Engel
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 3-Naoki Matsuda, 17-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, 16-Koji Nakata, 26-Daisuke Ichikawa
    (70' 2-Yasuhiko Hato), 5-Junichi Inamoto (53' 24-Takashi Fukunishi), 21-Kazuyuki Toda (79' 25-Tomokazu Myojin),
    18-Shinji Ono, 7-Hidetoshi Nakata, 19-Naohiro Takahara (53' 22-Tatsuhiko Kubo), 11-Takayuki Suzuki.
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Scorers: 0-1 10' H.Nakata, 0-2 42' Takahara
Cautions: -
Referee: Herman Albrecht (Germany)
Attendance: 10,000


Japan - Costa Rica 1-1 (0-0)        Friendly Match (Kirin World Challenge)
(Yokohama - International Stadium - 17.04.2002 - 19:20)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 3-Naoki Matsuda, 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, 16-Koji Nakata, 2-Yasuhiko Hato
    (H 20-Daisuke Ichikawa), 15-Takashi Fukunishi, 25-Junichi Inamoto (75' 17-Tomokazu Myojin),
    10-Shunsuke Nakamura (77' 7-Mitsuo Ogasawara), 8-Hiroaki Morishima (H 14-Alex Santos),
    9-Akinori Nishizawa, 11-Takayuki Suzuki (69' 18-Tatsuhiko Kubo). Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Costa Rica (White-White-White):
    1-Erick Lonnis (GK) (C), 17-Mauricio Wright, 3-Luis Marin (H 21-Alexander Madrigal), 15-Harold Wallace
    (76' 4-Max Sanchez), 5-Gilberto Martinez, 6-Wilmer Lopez (67' 12-Oscar Rojas), 8-Mauricio Solis,
    10-Walter Centeno (76' 13-Daniel Vallejos), 14-Juan Jose Rodriguez, 11-Ronald Gomez (85' 16-Steven Bryce),
    7-Rolando Fonseca (67' 9-Winston Parks). Coach: Alexander Guimaraes
Scorers: 0-1 77' W.Parks, 1-1 81' Myojin
Cautions: 36' Centeno, 55' Wallace
Referee: Junjie Huang (China)
Attendance: 64,783


Japan - Slovakia 1-0 (1-0)          XXIII. Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer 2002, Group Stage
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 29.04.2002 - 16:10)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    12-Hitoshi Sogahata, 3-Naoki Matsuda, 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, 16-Koji Nakata, 13-Atsushi Yanagisawa
    (56' 2-Yasuhiko Hato), 21-Kazuyuki Toda (67' 17-Tomokazu Myojin), 25-Junichi Inamoto (H 15-Takashi Fukunishi),
    14-Alex Santos (61' 11-Takayuki Suzuki), 10-Shunsuke Nakamura, 8-Hiroaki Morishima (69' 7-Mitsuo Ogasawara),
    9-Akinori Nishizawa (67' 18-Tatsuhiko Kubo). Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Slovakia (White-White-White):
    1-Juraj Bucek (GK), 4-Ivan Kozak (77' 17-Michal Hanek), 3-Marek Spilar, 15-Pavol Vavrik, 16-Marian Cisovsky,
    5-Peter Dzurik (72' 9-Martin Fabus), 6-Karol Kisel (90' 2-Ondrej Debnar), 7-Marek Mintal (54' 8-Juraj Czinege),
    14-Lubomir Talda, 10-Henrich Bencik, 11-Robert Vittek (74' 13-Juraj Ancic). Coach: Ladislav Jurkemik
Scorers: 1-0 38' Nishizawa
Cautions: 11' Vavrik, 23' Toda, 36' Bencik, 44' Spilar, 57' Fukunishi, 90' Debnar
Referee: Jae-Young Bae (South Korea)
Attendance: 55,144


Japan - Honduras 3-3 (2-3)          XXIII. Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer 2002, Group Stage
(Kobe - Universiade Memorial Stadium - 02.05.2002 - 19:20)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 3-Naoki Matsuda, 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, 16-Koji Nakata, 2-Yasuhiko Hato
    (H 20-Daisuke Ichikawa), 15-Takashi Fukunishi, 25-Junichi Inamoto (75' 17-Tomokazu Myojin),
    10-Shunsuke Nakamura (77' 7-Mitsuo Ogasawara), 8-Hiroaki Morishima (H 14-Alex Santos),
    9-Akinori Nishizawa, 11-Takayuki Suzuki (69' 18-Tatsuhiko Kubo). Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Honduras (White-White-White):
    25-Donis Esober (GK) (H 1-Junior Morales (GK)), 3-David Carcamo, 4-Samuel Caballero, 6-Jaime Rosales
    (92' 17-Junior Izaguirre), 14-Rony Morales, 19-Oscar Bonilla (59' 13-Emil Martinez), 15-Edgar Alvarez,
    8-Jose Luis Pineda, 10-Danilo Turcios (69' 7-Robel Bernardez), 12-Maynor Suazo (79' 5-Sergio Mendoza),
    9-Carlos Pavon. Coach: Omar Ernesto Lusardo
Scorers: 0-1 15' Pineda, 1-1 26' S.Nakamura, 1-2 27' Pavon, 2-2 41' S.Nakamura, 2-3 45' Pavon,
    3-3 76' Alex Santos PK
Cautions: 16' Caballero, 45' Hato, 50' Alex Santos, 75' Rosales, 82' Mendoza, 90' Carcamo
Referee: Sang-Goo Park (South Korea)
Attendance: 38,130


Norway - Japan 3-0 (0-0)            Friendly Match
(Oslo - Ullevaal Stadium - 14.05.2002 - 15:45)
Norway (Red-White-Navy):
    1-Thomas Myhre (GK), 2-Andre Bergdolmo, 4-Henning Berg, 3-Ronny Johnsen (H 14-Claus Lundekvam), 5-John Arne Riise,
    11-Jan Derek Sorensen (H 15-Jo Tessem), 9-Eirik Bakke, 7-Trond Andersen, 8-Oyvind Leonhardsen (85' 17-Vidar Riseth),
    6-Steffen Iversen (73' 18-Sigurd Rushfeldt), 10-Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Coach: Nils Johan Semb
Japan (White-Blue-White):
    23-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 22-Yuji Nakazawa, 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, 16-Koji Nakata (81' 6-Toshihiro Hattori),
    20-Daisuke Ichikawa (H 17-Tomokazu Myojin), 15-Takashi Fukunishi (H 21-Kazuyuki Toda), 27-Hidetoshi Nakata,
    25-Junichi Inamoto (85' 14-Alex Santos), 26-Shinji Ono, 11-Takayuki Suzuki (85' 7-Mitsuo Ogasawara),
    18-Tatsuhiko Kubo (H 13-Atsushi Yanagisawa). Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Scorers: 1-0 72' Berg, 2-0 76' Rushfeldt, 3-0 84' Solskjaer
Cautions: 34' Inamoto, 91' Kawaguchi
Referee: Giorgios Kasnaferis (Greece)
Attendance: 8,348


Japan - Sweden 1-1 (0-1)            Friendly Match (Kirin World Challenge)
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 25.05.2002 - 19:20)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    12-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 3-Naoki Matsuda (H 17-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto), 4-Ryuzo Morioka (C) (74' 2-Yutaka Akita),
    16-Koji Nakata, 18-Shinji Ono (56' 14-Alex Santos), 21-Kazuyuki Toda (88' 22-Daisuke Ichikawa), 5-Junichi Inamoto
    (69' 15-Takashi Fukunishi), 6-Toshihiro Hattori (H 20-Tomokazu Myojin), 8-Hiroaki Morishima (H 11-Takayuki Suzuki),
    7-Hidetoshi Nakata (64' 19-Mitsuo Ogasawara), 13-Atsushi Yanagisawa (68' 10-Masashi Nakayama).
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Sweden (Yellow-Blue-Yellow):
    1-Magnus Hedson (GK), 4-Johan Mjallby (77' 15-Andreas Jakobsson), 3-Patrick Andersson (C), 16-Teddy Lucic,
    2-Olaf Mellbreg, 17-Magnus Svensson (16' 7-Niclas Alexandersson), 8-Anders Svensson, 9-Frederik Ljungberg
    (74' 22-Andreas Andersson), 6-Tobias Linderoth, 11-Henrik Larsson, 10-Marcus Allback (67' 21-Zlatan Ibrahimovic).
    Coach: Tommy Soederberg
Scorers: 0-1 20' Allback, 1-1 63' Mjallby OG
Cautions: 14' Lucic, 56' Morioka, 81' Ibrahimovic, 84' Alex Santos, 87' K.Nakata
Referee: Weixin Zhou (China)
Attendance: 55,418


Japan - Belgium 2-2 (0-0)           XVII. FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan 2002, Final Phase, 1st Round Group H
(Saitama - Saitama 2002 Stadium - 04.06.2002 - 18:00)
Japan (White-Blue-White):
    12-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 3-Naoki Matsuda, 4-Ryuzo Morioka (C) (71' 17-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto), 16-Koji Nakata,
    22-Daisuke Ichikawa, 21-Kazuyuki Toda, 5-Junichi Inamoto, 18-Shinji Ono (64' 14-Alex Santos), 7-Hidetoshi Nakata,
    11-Takayuki Suzuki (68' 8-Hiroaki Morishima), 13-Atsushi Yanagisawa. Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Belgium (Red-Red-Red):
    1-Geert De Vlieger (GK), 4-Eric van Meir, 12-Peter van der Heyden, 16-Daniel van Buyten, 15-Jacky Peeters,
    6-Timmy Simons, 18-Yves Vanderhaeghe, 8-Bart Goor, 10-Johan Walem (67' 9-Wesley Sonck), 11-Gert Verheyen
    (82' 20-Branko Strupar), 7-Marc Wilmots (C). Coach: Robert Waseige
Scorers: 0-1 57' Wilmots, 1-1 59' T.Suzuki, 2-1 67' Inamoto, 2-2 75' van der Heyden
Cautions: 21' van der Heyden, 31' Toda, 54' Inamoto, 62' Verheyen, 82' van Meir
Referee: William Mattus (Costa Rica)
Attendance: 55,256


Japan - Russia 1-0 (0-0)            XVII. FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan 2002, Final Phase, 1st Round Group H
(Yokohama - International Stadium - 09.06.2002 - 20:30)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    12-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 3-Naoki Matsuda, 17-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (C), 16-Koji Nakata, 21-Kazuyuki Toda,
    5-Junichi Inamoto (84' 15-Takashi Fukunishi), 18-Shinji Ono (74' 6-Toshihiro Hattori), 20-Tomokazu Myojin,
    7-Hidetoshi Nakata, 11-Takayuki Suzuki (71' 10-Masashi Nakayama), 13-Atsushi Yanagisawa.
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Russia (White-Blue-White):
    1-Ruslan Nigmatullin (GK), 7-Viktor Onopko (C), 3-Yury Nikiforov, 2-Yury Kovtun, 4-Aleksey Smertin
    (56' 11-Vladimir Beschastnykh), 6-Igor Semshov, 5-Andrei Solomatin, 20-Marat Izmailov (51' 21-Dmitry Khokhlov),
    9-Egor Titov, 8-Valery Karpin, 19-Ruslan Pimenov (H 22-Dmitry Sychev). Coach: Oleg Romantsev
Scorers: 1-0 51' Inamoto
Cautions: 13' Pimenov, 15' T.Miyamoto, 38' Solomatin, 42' K.Nakata, 60' Khokhlov,
    91' Nakayama
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)
Attendance: 66,108


Japan - Tunisia 2-0 (0-0)           XVII. FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan 2002, Final Phase, 1st Round Group H
(Osaka - Nagai Stadium - 14.06.2002 - 15:30)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    12-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 3-Naoki Matsuda, 17-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (C), 16-Koji Nakata, 21-Kazuyuki Toda,
    5-Junichi Inamoto (H 22-Daisuke Ichikawa), 20-Tomokazu Myojin, 18-Shinji Ono, 7-Hidetoshi Nakata
    (83' 19-Mitsuo Ogasawara), 11-Takayuki Suzuki, 13-Atsushi Yanagisawa (H 8-Hiroaki Morishima).
    Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Tunisia (White-Red-White):
    1-Ali Boumnijel (GK), 2-Khaled Badra (C), 23-Jose Clayton, 12-Raoulf Bouzaiene (77' 20-Ali Zitouni),
    15-Radhi Jaidi, 6-Hatem Trabelsi, 13-Riadh Bouazizi, 21-Mourad Melki (H 3-Zoubeir Beya), 18-Slim Ben Achour,
    10-Kaies Ghodhbane, 5-Ziad Jaziri. Coach: Ammar Souayah
Scorers: 1-0 48' Morishima, 2-0 75' H.Nakata
Cautions: 21' Bouazizi, 81' Badra
Referee: Gilles Veissiere (France)
Attendance: 45,213


Japan - Turkey 0-1 (0-1)            XVII. FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan 2002, Final Phase, 1/8 Final
(Sendai - Miyagi Stadium - 18.06.2002 - 15:30)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    12-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 3-Naoki Matsuda, 17-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (C), 16-Koji Nakata, 21-Kazuyuki Toda,
    5-Junichi Inamoto (H 11-Takayuki Suzuki), 14-Alex Santos (H 22-Daisuke Ichikawa (86' 8-Hiroaki Morishima)),
    20-Tomokazu Myojin, 18-Shinji Ono, 7-Hidetoshi Nakata, 9-Akinori Nishizawa. Coach: Philippe Troussier (France)
Turkey (White-Red-White):
    1-Rustu Recber (GK), 20-Hakan Unsal, 3-Bulent Korkmaz, 4-Fatih Akyel, 5-Alpay Ozalan, 18-Ergun Penbe,
    8-Tugay Kerimoglu, 10-Yildiray Basturk (89' 17-Ilhan Mansiz), 22-Umit Davala (73' 15-Nihat Kahveci),
    11-Hasan Sas (84' 14-Tayfur Havutcu), 9-Hakan Sucur (C). Coach: Senol Gunes
Scorers: 0-1 12' Umit Davala
Cautions: 21' Alpay Ozalan, 44' Ergun Penbe, 45' Toda, 91' Hakan Sucur
Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)
Attendance: 45,666


Japan - Jamaica 1-1 (1-0)           Friendly Match (Kirin World Challenge Go for 2006)
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 16.10.2002 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 22-Akira Narahashi, 2-Yutaka Akita, 3-Naoki Matsuda, 6-Toshihiro Hattori,
    5-Junichi Inamoto (82' 16-Koji Nakata), 18-Shinji Ono (82' 15-Takashi Fukunishi), 7-Hidetoshi Nakata,
    10-Shunsuke Nakamura, 20-Naohiro Takahara, 13-Atsushu Yanagisawa (76' 11-Takayuki Suzuki).
    Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Jamaica (Yellow-Black-Yellow):
    13-Aaron Lawrence (GK) (74' 30-Donovan Ricketts (GK)), 5-Ian Goodison, 17-Marco McDonald, 25-Claude Davis,
    6-Omar Daley (61' 4-Linval Dixon), 24-Robert Scarlett, 18-Craig Zaidie, 21-Micah Hyde (71' 12-Jarmaine Johnson),
    22-Paul Hall (77' 16-Fabian Taylor), 9-Andrew Williams (61' 10-Ricard Fuller), 7-Barry Hayles.
    Coach: Carl Brown
Scorers: 1-0 7' Ono, 1-1 80' Fuller
Cautions: 38' Zaidie, 60' Akita, 69' Fuller
Referee: Young-Joo Kim (South Korea)
Attendance: 55,437


Japan - Argentina 0-2 (0-0)         Friendly Match (Kirin World Challenge Go for 2006)
(Saitama - Saitama 2002 Stadium - 20.11.2002 - 19:20)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 22-Akira Narahashi (52' 12-Nobuhisa Yamada), 2-Yutaka Akita, 3-Naoki Matsuda,
    5-Eisuke Nakanishi, 15-Takashi Fukunishi, 16-Koji Nakata, 19-Mitsuo Ogasawara (67' 18-Yasuhito Endo),
    10-Shunsuke Nakamura (58' 14-Alex Santos), 20-Naohiro Takahara, 11-Suzuki Takayuki (55' 9-Masashi Nakayama).
    Coach: Masakuni Yamamoto (caretaker)
Argentina (Sky Blue/White-Black-White):
    12-Pablo Caballero (GK), 2-Roberto Ayala, 14-Facundo Quiroga (89' 4-Mauricio Pochettino), 6-Walter Samuel,
    8-Javier Zanetti, 5-Mattias Almeyda, 3-Juan Pablo Sorin, 17-Ariel Ortega (73' 20-Javier Saviola),
    11-Juan Veron (C), 7-Claudio Lopez (65' 18-Kily Gonzalez), 9-Hernan Crespo (83' 21-Santiago Solari).
    Coach: Marcelo Bielsa
Scorers: 0-1 47' Sorin, 0-2 49' Crespo
Cautions: 25' Samuel, 57' Sorin
Referee: Saad Kameel Mane (Kuwait)
Attendance: 61,816

2003

Japan - Uruguay 2-2 (1-2)           Friendly Match (Kirin World Challenge Go for 2006)
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 28.03.2003 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    12-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 2-Yutaka Akita, 22-Akira Narahashi, 6-Toshihiro Hattori,
    4-Ryuzo Morioka, 7-Hidetoshi Nakata (C), 10-Shunsuke Nakamura (H 14-Alex Santos),
    5-Junichi Inamoto, 18-Shinji Ono (H 16-Koji Nakata), 11-Takayuki Suzuki (75' 13-Teruaki Kurobe),
    20-Naohiro Takahara. Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Uruguay (Red-White-White):
    12-Hector Carini (GK), 3-Dario Rodriguez, 2-Alejandro Lembo, 5-Gonzalo Sorondo, 4-Bruno Silva
    (81' 14-Carlos Diogo), 6-Pablo Lima, 7-Marcelo Sosa, 8-Sebastian Eguren (91' 16-Juan Ramon Curbelo),
    10-Alvaro Recoba (C), 9-Diego Forlan (83' 19-Fabian Estoyanoff), 11-Javier Ernesto Chevanton
    (63' 18-Horacio Peralta). Coach: Gustavo Ferrin
Scorers: 0-1 21' D.Forlan, 1-1 23' S.Nakamura PK, 1-2 25' Lembo, 2-2 57' Inamoto
Cautions: 20' D.Rodriguez, 30' D.Forlan, 70' Recoba, 90' Peralta
Referee: Tae-Young Kim (South Korea)
Attendance: 54,039


South Korea - Japan 0-1 (0-0)       Friendly Match
(Seoul - Sangam World Cup 2002 Stadium - 16.04.2003 - 19:00)
South Korea (Red-Denim Blue-Red):
    1-Woon-Jae Lee (GK), 7-Tae-Young Kim, 2-Byung-Gook Cho, 3-Sung-Yong Choi, 22-Choong-Kyun Park
    (89' 13-Joo-Sung Park), 6-Sang-Cheol Yoo (82' 12-Sang-Shik Kim), 15-Do-Keoun Kim (59' 18-Doo-Hyun Kim),
    14-Cheon-Soo Lee, 8-Tae-Uk Choi (80' 4-Dong-Hyuk Park), 19-Jung-Hwan Ahn, 20-Dong-Gook Lee
    (65' 10-Sung-Gook Choi). Coach: Humberto Coelho (Portugal)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 2-Yutaka Akita, 22-Akira Narahashi, 6-Toshihiro Hattori, 4-Ryuzo Morioka,
    15-Takashi Fukunishi, 14-Alex Santos, 8-Mitsuo Ogasawara, 16-Koji Nakata, 9-Masashi Nakayama
    (75' 11-Yuichiro Nagai), 20-Yoshiteru Yamashita (H 13-Daisuke Oku). Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Scorers: 0-1 92' Y.Nagai
Cautions: 6' K.Nakata, 75' Akita
Referee: Kennedy Kumbalingam (Singapore)
Attendance: 64,703


Japan - South Korea 0-1 (0-0)       Friendly Match
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 31.05.2003 - 19:15)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 4-Ryuzo Morioka (C), 3-Yutaka Akita, 6-Toshihiro Hattori, 2-Akira Narahashi,
    16-Koji Nakata, 5-Junichi Inamoto (65' 19-Yasuhito Endo), 14-Alex Santos, 8-Mitsuo Ogasawara,
    11-Takayuki Suzuki (65' 20-Yoshito Okubo), 9-Masashi Nakayama (74' 18-Yuichiro Nagai).
    Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
South Korea (Red-Denim Blue-Red):
    1-Woon-Jae Lee (GK) (89' 21-Yong-Dae Kim (GK)), 7-Tae-Young Kim, 2-Byung-Gook Cho,
    22-Choong-Kyun Park, 20-Ki-Hyung Lee, 5-Nam-Il Kim, 13-Eul-Ryong Lee, 6-Sang-Cheol Yoo (C),
    9-Ki-Hyun Seol (92' 18-Jung-Hyun Wang), 16-Doo-Ri Cha (59' 14-Cheon-Soo Lee), 10-Yong-Soo Choi
    (56' 19-Jung-Hwan Ahn). Coach: Humberto Coelho (Portugal)
Scorers: 0-1 86' Jung-Hwan Ahn
Cautions: Byung-Gook Cho, Ki-Hyun Seol, Alex Santos
Referee: Subkhiddin Salleh (Malaysia)
Attendance: 53,405


Japan - Argantina 1-4 (0-2)         XXIV. Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer 2003, Group Stage
(Osaka - Nagai Stadium - 08.06.2003 - 19:20)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 3-Yutaka Akita, 2-Akira Narahashi, 6-Toshihiro Hattori, 4-Ryuzo Morioka,
    7-Hidetoshi Nakata (C), 8-Mitsuo Ogasawara (H 14-Alex Santos), 16-Koji Nakata (H 15-Takashi Fukunishi),
    5-Junichi Inamoto, 9-Masashi Nakayama (H 27-Yoshito Okubo), 11-Takayuki Suzuki (65' 24-Yuichiro Nagai).
    Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Argentina (Sky Blue/White-Black-White):
    12-Pablo Caballero (GK), 8-Javier Zanetti (C), 6-Gabriel Heinze, 4-Facundo Quiroga, 2-Fabricio Coloccini,
    21-Santiago Solari (76' 17-Maximiliano Rodriguez), 16-Pablo Aimar (63' 18-Roman Riquelme), 5-Esteban Cambiasso,
    14-Castroman (36' 3-Diego Placente), 7-Luciano Galletti, 9-Javier Saviola (72' 19-Bernardo Romeo).
    Coach: Marcelo Bielsa
Scorers: 0-1 30' Saviola, 0-2 45' Zanetti, 1-2 54' Akita, 1-3 79' Romeo, 1-4 82' Galletti
Cautions: -
Referee: Herbert Fandel (Germany)
Attendance: 42,508


Japan - Paraguay 0-0 (0-0)          XXIV. Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer 2003, Group Stage
(Saitama - Saitama 2002 Stadium - 11.06.2003 - 19:20)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 22-Nobuhisa Yamada, 17-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, 21-Keisuke Tsuboi, 14-Alex Santos,
    15-Takashi Fukunishi (H 16-Koji Nakata), 7-Hidetoshi Nakata (C), 10-Shunsuke Nakamura, 19-Yasuhito Endo,
    20-Naohiro Takahara, 27-Yoshito Okubo. Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Paraguay (Red/White-Blue-White):
    22-Ricardo Tavarelli (GK) (C), 2-Ruben Maldonado, 3-Julio Caceres, 14-Paulo Silva, 5-Delio Toledo,
    6-Jorge Britez (H 18-Oscar Sanabria), 16-Carlos Bonet, 10-Gustavo Morinigo (63' 17-Pedro Irala),
    8-Angel Ortiz, 7-Nelson Cuevas (85' 19-Dante Lopez), 9-Juan Samudio (58' 11-Fredy Bareiro).
    Coach: Anibal Ruiz
Scorers: -
Cautions: -
Referee: Mike Riley (England)
Attendance: 59,891


New Zealand - Japan 0-3 (0-1)       IV. FIFA/Confederations Cup 2003, 1st Round Group A
(St. Denis - Stade de France - 18.06.2003 - 18:00)
New Zealand (White-White-White):
    12-Mike Utting (GK), 2-Duncan Oughton, 4-Chris Zoricich (C), 7-Ivan Vicelich, 8-Aaran Lines
    (70' 21-Noah Hickey), 9-Mark Burton (73' 10-Chris Jackson), 11-Chris Killen (80' 13-Chris Bouckenooghe),
    14-Ryan Nelsen, 16-Vaughan Coveny, 19-Simon Elliott, 20-Gerard Davis. Coach: Mick Waitt (England)
Japan (Blue-Blue-Blue):
    1-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 17-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, 22-Nobuhisa Yamada, 21-Keisuke Tsuboi,
    19-Yasuhito Endo, 5-Junichi Inamoto, 14-Alex Santos, 9-Yoshito Okubo, 7-Hidetoshi Nakata (C),
    10-Shunsuke Nakamura, 20-Naohiro Takahara. Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Scorers: 0-1 12' S.Nakamura, 0-2 65' H.Nakata, 0-3 75' S.Nakamura
Cautions: 6' Alex Santos, 37' Inamoto, 72' Oughton
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)
Attendance: 36,038


France - Japan 2-1 (1-0)            IV. FIFA/Confederations Cup 2003, 1st Round Group A
(St. Etienne - Geoffroy-Guichard Stadium - 20.06.2003 - 21:00)
France (White-White-White):
    16-Fabien Barthez (GK), 19-Willy Sagnol, 5-William Gallas, 4-Jean-Alain Boumsong, 22-Sidney Govou,
    13-Mikael Silvestre, 6-Olivier Dacourt (57' 18-Benoit Pedretti), 14-Jerome Rothen (66' 11-Sylvain Wiltord),
    20-Steve Marlet (80' 12-Thierry Henry), 7-Robert Pires (C), 21-Ousmane Dabo. Coach: Jacques Santini
Japan (Blue-Blue-Blue):
    1-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 17-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, 21-Keisuke Tsuboi, 22-Nobuhisa Yamada, 19-Yasuhito Endo,
    5-Junichi Inamoto (73' 16-Koji Nakata), 7-Hidetoshi Nakata (C), 9-Yoshito Okubo, 10-Shunsuke Nakamura
    (80' 8-Mitsuo Ogasawara), 14-Alex Santos, 20-Naohiro Takahara. Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Scorers: 1-0 43' Pires PK, 1-1 59' S.Nakamura, 2-1 65' Govou
Cautions: 21' Govou, 33' Okubo, 42' Inamoto
Expulsions: 90' Sagnol
Referee: Mark Shield (Australia)
Attendance: 33,070


Japan - Colombia 0-1 (0-0)          IV. FIFA/Confederations Cup 2003, 1st Round Group A
(St. Etienne - Geoffroy-Guichard Stadium - 22.06.2003 - 21:00)
Japan (White-White-White):
    1-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 17-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, 22-Nobuhisa Yamada, 16-Koji Nakata, 21-Keisuke Tsuboi,
    9-Yoshito Okubo (67' 18-Yuichiro Nagai), 8-Mitsuo Ogasawara (74' 11-Daisuke Matsui), 19-Yasuhito Endo
    (82' 13-Daisuke Oku), 14-Alex Santos, 7-Hidetoshi Nakata (C), 20-Naohiro Takahara.
    Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Colombia (Yellow-Blue-Red):
    1-Oscar Cordoba (GK), 23-Gonzalo Martinez, 3-Mario Yepes (C), 5-Jose Mera, 14-Oscar Diaz
    (H 8-Arnulfo Valentierra), 21-Jairo Patino, 20-Gerardo Bedoya, 18-Jorge Lopez, 16-Eudalio Arriaga
    (76' 6-Gerardo Vallejo), 10-Giovanni Hernandez, 9-Victor Aristizabal. Coach: Francisco Maturana
Scorers: 0-1 68' G.Hernandez
Cautions: 5' Mera, 11' N.Yamada, 82' H.Nakata, 87' Matsui
Referee: Jorge Larrionda (Uruguay)
Attendance: 24,541


Japan - Nigeria 3-0 (2-0)           Friendly Match (Kirin World Challenge Go for 2006)
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 20.08.2003 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    12-Hitoshi Sogahata (GK), 2-Nobuhisa Yamada, 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, 14-Alex Santos, 4-Keisuke Tsuboi,
    7-Hidetoshi Nakata (C), 10-Shunsuke Nakamura, 6-Junichi Inamoto, 19-Yasuhito Endo, 13-Atsushi Yanagisawa,
    9-Naohiro Takahara (68' 20-Yoshito Okubo). Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Nigeria (Green-White-White):
    20-Greg Etafia (GK), 16-Efetobore Sodje, 2-Emmanuel Izuagha, 6-Joseph Enakahire, 7-Patrick Ovie
    (65' 17-Kola Adams), 10-Haruna Babangida, 14-Seyi Olofinjama, 11-Benedict Akwuegbu (C), 8-Ikpe Ekong,
    5-Ifeanyi Ekwueme (H 9-Samuel Ayorinde), 12-Ike Kalu (78' 13-Femi Opabunmi). Coach: Christian Chukwu
Scorers: 1-0 1' Takahara, 2-0 39' Takahara, 3-0 72' Y.Endo
Cautions: 61' Sodje, 81' Takahara
Referee: Tae-Young Kim (South Korea)
Attendance: 54,660


Japan - Senegal 0-1 (0-1)           Friendly Match (Kirin World Challenge Go for 2006)
(Niigata - Niigata Stadium - 10.09.2003 - 19:25)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    12-Hitoshi Sogahata (GK), 2-Nobuhisa Yamada, 3-Keisuke Tsuboi, 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, 14-Alex Santos,
    7-Hidetoshi Nakata (C), 6-Junichi Inamoto, 19-Yasuhito Endo (73' 18-Shinji Ono), 10-Shunsuke Nakamura,
    13-Atsushi Yanagisawa (75' 9-Teruaki Kurobe), 20-Yoshito Okubo (64' 16-Masashi Motoyama).
Senegal (White-White-White):
    1-Tony Sylva (GK), 13-Lamine Diatta (62' 21-Habib Beye), 5-Souleymane Diawara, 4-Pape Malick Diop (C),
    2-Omar Daf, 19-Pape Bouba Diop, 15-Salif Diao, 12-Amdy Faye (54' 8-Sylvain N'diaye), 7-Henri Camara
    (87' 20-Mamadou Diabang), 18-Mamadou Niang (62' 9-Souleymane Camara), 10-Diomansy Kamara (14-Ousmane Ndoye 77).
Scorers: 0-1 6' Bouba Diop
Cautions: -
Referee: Masoud Moradi (Iran)
Attendance: 40,104


Tunisia - Japan 0-1 (0-1)           Friendly Match
(Tunis - El-Menzah Olympic Stadium - 08.10.2003 - 20:30)
Tunisia (Red-Red-Red):
    16-Khaled Fadhel (GK), 6-Hatem Trabelsi, 2-Khaled Badra, 3-Radhouane Bouzaiene, 19-Anys Ayari, 8-Mehdi Nafti (89' 20-Wajih Seghaier),
    14-Adel Chedli, 18-Slim Ben Achour (75' 13-Riadh Bouazizi), 5-Jiad Jaziri, 9-Najed Braham (53' 17-Mohamed Selliti), 7-Imed Mhadhebi
    (80' 12-Nabil Missaoui). Coach: Roger Lemerre (France)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 21-Akira Kaji, 17-Teruyuki Moniwa, 22-Yuji Nakazawa, 5-Atsuhiro Miura, 7-Hidetoshi Nakata, 6-Junichi Inamoto,
    18-Shinji Ono, 10-Shunsuke Nakamura, 11-Takayuki Suzuki (89' 20-Yoshito Okubo), 13-Atsushi Yanaghisawa (77' 8-Toshiya Fujita).
    Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Scorers: 0-1 13' Yanagisawa
Cautions: -
Referee: Kamel Bargar (Algeria)
Attendance: 9,000


Romania - Japan 1-1 (1-0)           Friendly Match
(Bucuresti - Dinamop Stadium - 11.10.2003 - 13:15)
Romania (Yellow-Yellow-Yellow):
    1-Bogdan Lobont (GK), 2-Flavius Stoican, 4-Adrian Iencsi, 5-Cristian Chivu (C), 3-Razvan Rat, 7-Nicolae Dica (64' 16-Florin Soava),
    6-Mirel Radoi (66' 18-Paul Codrea), 8-Dorinel Munteanu (82' 19-Ianis Zicu), 11-Daniel Pancu, 9-Ioan Viorel Ganea (64' 15-Florin Bratu),
    10-Adrian Mutu. Coach: Anghel Iordanescu
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    12-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 2-Nobuhisa Yamada, 4-Keisuke Tsuboi, 22-Yuji Nakazawa, 14-Alex Santos, 7-Hidetoshi Nakata (C),
    6-Junichi Inamoto, 18-Shinji Ono, 10-Shunsuke Nakamura, 9-Naohiro Takahara (76' 20-Yoshito Okubo), 13-Atsushi Yanagisawa.
    Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Scorers: 1-0 16' Mutu, 1-1 58' Yanagisawa
Cautions: 31' Pancu, 42' Alex Santos, 50' Mutu, 63' Takahara, 89' Codrea
Referee: Fernando Carmona Mendez (Spain)
Attendance: 9,000


Japan - Cameroon 0-0 (0-0)          Friendly Match (Kirin World Challenge Go for 2006)
(Oita - Big Eye Park - 19.11.2003 - 19:20)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 2-Nobuhisa Yamada, 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, 3-Keisuke Tsuboi, 14-Alessandro Santos; 18-Shinji Ono,
    7-Hidetoshi Nakata (C), 6-Junichi Inamoto, 10-Toshiya Fujita (80' 19-Yasuhito Endo), 13-Atsushi Yanagisawa (69' 20-Yoshito Okubo),
    9-Naohiro Takahara. Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Cameroon (Green-Red-Yellow):
    1-Idriss Kameni (GK), 13-Lucien Mettomo, 6-Pierre Njanka (25' 21-Nana Falemi), 5-Timothee Atouba, 3-Bill Tchato (64' 15-Gustave Bahoken),
    2-Jean Joel Perrier Doumbe, 8-Geremi Njitap (C), 20-Marcus Mokake (H 14-Joel Epalle), 19-Eric Djemba Djemba (68' 18-Achille Webo),
    10-Patrick Mboma (23-Daniel Ngom 80), 7-Jean Makoun. Coach: Winfried Schaeffer (Germany)
Scorers: -
Cautions: 27' Njitap, 42' Djemba Djemba, 49' Perrier Doumba, 90' N.Yamada
Referee: Jun Lu (China)
Attendance: 38,627


Japan - China 2-0 (1-0)             I. EAFF Championship 2003, Final Phase, Group Stage
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 04.12.2003 - 19:15)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 3-Keisuke Tsuboi, 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (C), 22-Yuji Nakazawa, 2-Nobuhisa Yamada, 15-Takashi Fukunishi,
    19-Yasuhito Endo, 8-Mitsuo Ogasawara, 14-Alex Santos, 9-Tatsuhiko Kubo, 20-Yoshito Okubo (78' 13-Masashi Motoyama).
    Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
China (White-White-White):
    1-Yunfei Li (GK), 4-Weifeng Li, 6-Zhi Zheng, 3-Zhanbo Xiao, 2-Yunlong Xu (74' 20-Xin Wei), 7-Junzhe Zhao, 5-Mingyi Ji
    (20' 14-Jindong Liu), 10-Haibin Zhou (69' 22-Chen Yang), 8-Pu Yang, 11-Yi Li, 9-Haidong Hao. Coach: Arie Haan (Nederland)
Scorers: 1-0 5' Kubo, 2-0 80' Kubo
Cautions: 7' Zhi Zheng, 10' Nakazawa, 34' Pu Yang, 40' Y.Endo, 65' Jindong Liu
Referee: Santhan Nagalingam (Singapore)
Attendance: 41,742


Japan - Hong Kong 1-0 (1-0)         I. EAFF Championship 2003, Final Phase, Group Stage
(Saitama - Saitama 2002 Stadium - 07.12.2003 - 19:15)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 3-Keisuke Tsuboi, 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (C), 4-Teruyuki Moniwa, 2-Nobuhisa Yamada (79' 7-Naohiro Ishikawa),
    15-Takashi Fukunishi, 19-Yasuhito Endo (68' 17-Takuya Yamada), 8-Mitsuo Ogasawara (70' 16-Daisuke Oku), 14-Alex Santos,
    9-Tatsuhiko Kubo, 20-Yoshito Okubo. Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Hong Kong (White-White-White):
    19-Chun-yip Fan (GK), 5-Kai-cheuk Lai, 18-Wai-man Lee (C), 3-Pei-tak Man, 13-Man-chun Szeto, 6-Chi-keung Lau, 12-Chun-yue Wong,
    7-Chun-bong Law (87' 9-Ho-man Chan), 20-Yiu-cheuk Poon (90' 2-Chi-wing Leung), 16-Koon-pong Luk, 21-Lawrence Akandu.
    Coach: Sun-cheung Lai
Scorers: 1-0 37' Alex Santos PK
Cautions: 36' 19-Chun-yip Fan, 58' Kubo, 58' Pei-tak Man, 63' Man-chun Szeto
Referee: Chalach Piromya (Thailand)
Attendance: 45,145


Japan - South Korea 0-0 (0-0)       I. East Asian Football Championship 2003, Fina Phase, Group Stage
(Yokohama - International Stadium - 10.12.2003 - 19:15)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 2-Nobuhisa Yamada (89' 11-Teruaki Kurobe), 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (C), 14-Alex Santos, 22-Yuji Nakazawa
    (H 13-Masashi Motoyama), 3-Keisuke Tsuboi, 15-Takashi Fukunishi (H 10-Toshiya Fujita), 8-Mitsuo Ogasawara, 19-Yasuhito Endo,
    9-Tatsuhiko Kubo, 20-Yoshito Okubo. Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
South Korea (Red-Denim Blue-Red):
    1-Woon-Jae Lee (GK), 15-Jae-Hong Park, 4-Jin-Cheol Choi, 6-Sang-Cheol Yoo (C), 12-Dong-Jin Kim, 8-Won-Kwon Choi, 2-Young-Min Hyun
    (67' 10-Gwan-Woo Lee), 20-Doo-Hyun Kim, 19-Jung-Hwan Ahn, 9-Do-Hoon Kim (84' 14-Eun-Joong Kim), 18-Dae-Ui Kim (H 16-Kyung-Ho Chung).
    Coach: Humberto Coelho (Portugal)
Scores: -
Cautions: 14' Jin-Cheol Choi, 15' Okubo, 41' Jae-Hong Park, 86' M.Motoyama, 94' Dong-Jin Kim
Expulsions: 18' Okubo
Referee: Santhan Nagalingam (Singapore)
Attendance: 62,633

2004

Japan - Malaysia 4-0 (3-0)          Friendly Match (Kirin World Challenge Go for 2006)
(Kashima - Kashima Antlers Stadium - 07.02.2004 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    23-Yoichi Doi (GK) (75' 12-Ryota Tsuzuki (GK)), 2-Nobuhisa Yamada (63' 21-Akira Kaji), 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (C)
    (63' 4-Teruyuki Moniwa), 14-Alex Santos (63' 6-Atsuhiro Miura), 3-Keisuke Tsuboi (63' 22-Yuji Nakazawa), 10-Toshiya Fujita
    (75' 7-Naohiro Ishikawa), 17-Takuya Yamada (75' 16-Daisuke Oku), 8-Mitsuo Ogasawara, 19-Yasuhito Endo, 9-Tatsuhiko Kubo
    (75' 11-Teruaki Kurobe), 13-Masashi Motoyama. Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Malaysia (Yellow-Yellow-Yellow):
    1-Azmin Azram Aziz (GK), (52' 21-Mohd Hamsani Ahmad (GK)), 8-Chan Wing Hoong, 2-Yuzaiman Zahari, 18-Khaironisam Sahabuddin Hussain,
    4-Subri Sulong (H 3-Liew Kit Kong), 15-Tengku Hazman Raja Hassan (C) (H 10-Sanbagamaran Kalasigaram), 16-Chow Chee Weng
    (H 12-Faizal Zainal), 17-Nantha Kumar Kalliappan, 13-Eddy Helmi Manan, 9-Hairuddin Omar, 19-Nizaruddin Yusop.
    Coach: Rajagobal Krishnasamy
Scorers: 1-0 11' Ogasawara, 2-0 38' T.Miyamoto, 3-0 44' N.Yamada, 4-0 46' Y.Endo
Cautions: -
Referee: Mourad Moradi (Iran)
Attendance: 29,530


Japan - Iraq 2-0 (0-0)              Friendly Match (Kirin World Challenge Go for 2006)
(Tokyo - Yoyoki National Stadium - 12.02.2004 - 19:20)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 2-Nobuhisa Yamada, 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (C), 3-Keisuke Tsuboi, 14-Alex Santos, 17-Takuya Yamada
    (14' 15-Takashi Fukunishi), 8-Mitsuo Ogasawara, 19-Yasuhito Endo, 10-Toshiya Fujita (72' 25-Shunsuke Nakamura), 9-Tatsuhiko Kubo,
    24-Atsushi Yanagisawa (79' 20-Yoshito Okubo). Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Iraq (White-White-White):
    1-Saad Jameel (GK), 16-Hayder Jassim, 4-Haidar Kadhim, 3-Bassim Kati, 6-Salih Salih (85' 24-Ahmed Abbas), 25-Abdul Wahab  (C),
    10-Hawar Taher, 12-Haytham Taher, 8-Ahmed Alwan (80' 23-Said Ali), 9-Razak Farhan Mossa, 17-Mahdi Ajeel.
    Coach: Bernd Stange (Germany)
Scorers: 1-0 47' Yanagisawa, 2-0 84' Alex Santos
Cautions: 25' Kadhim, 51' Farhan, 73' Abdul Wahab
Referee: Jong-Cheol Kwon (South Korea)
Attendance: 38,622


Japan - Oman 1-0 (0-0)              XVIII. FIFA World Cup Germany 2006, Preliminaries, 2nd Round Group 3
(Saitama - Saitama 2002 Stadium - 18.02.2004 - 19:20)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 2-Nobuhisa Yamada, 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, 14-Alex Santos, 3-Keisuke Tsuboi, 7-Hidetoshi Nakata (C),
    10-Shunsuke Nakamura, 6-Junichi Inamoto, 19-Yasuhito Endo (64' 8-Mitsuo Ogasawara), 13-Atsushi Yanagisawa (H 9-Tatsuhiko Kubo),
    20-Naohiro Takahara (82' 11-Takayuki Suzuki). Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Oman (White-White-White):
    26-Ali Abdullah Al-Habsi (GK), 4-Saeed Al-Raqadi, 25-Khalid Al-Naufali, 2-Mohamed Rabia Al-Noubi (C), 17-Hassan Yousef Al-Ghailani,
    6-Hamdi Hubais Jandal, 21-Ahmed Hadid Al-Mukhaini (71' 13-Ahmed Mubarak Al-Mahaijiri), 10-Fawzi Doorbeen, 8-Bader Mubarak Al-Maimani
    (81' 15- Nasser Zayid Al-Mukhaini), 11-Yousef Shaaban Al-Busaidy, 20-Imad Ali Al-Hosni. Coach: Milan Macala (Czech Republic)
Scorers: 1-0 92' Kubo
Cautions: 29' Al-Naufali, 29' Al-Noubi, 68' Inamoto
Referee: Halim Abdul Hamid (Malaysia)
Attendance: 60,207


Singapore - Japan 1-2 (0-1)         XVIII. FIFA World Cup Germany 2006, Preliminaries, 2nd Round Group 3
(Singapore - Jalan Besar Stadium - 31.03.2004 - 20:00)
Singapore (Red-Red-Red):
    30-Hassan Sunny (GK), 6-Baihakki Khaizan, 14-Shunmugham Subramani, 5-Aide Iskandar, 16-Daniel Bennett (C), 22-Tan Kim Leng,
    25-Nazri Nasir (H 15-Agu Casmir), 17-Shahril Ishak, 2-Ridhuan Muhamad, 21-Mirko Grabovac (H 7-Ahmad Latiff), 10-Indra Sahdan Bin-Daud
    (86' 11-Noor Ali). Coach: Radojko Avramovic (Croatia)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 3-, 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, 21-Akira Kaji, 14-Alex Santos, 6-Junichi Inamoto, 7-Hidetoshi Nakata (C),
    10-Shunsuke Nakamura (66' 16-Toshiya Fujita), 18-Shinji Ono, 9-Naohiro Takahara (75' 20-Keiji Tamada), 13-Atsushi Yanagisawa
    (68' 11-Takayuki Suzuki). Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Scorers: 0-1 33' Takahara, 1-1 62' Bin-Daud, 1-2 81' Fujita
Cautions: 8' Tan Kim Leng, 32' Muhamad, 86' H.Nakata
Referee: Jae-Yong Bae (South Korea)
Attendance: 6,000


Hungary - Japan 3-2 (0-0)           Friendly Match
(Zalaegerszeg - ZTE Stadium - 25.04.2004 - 13:00)
Hungary (White-White-White):
    1-Lajos Szucs (GK), 5-Roland Juhasz, 7-Balasz Molnar (H 13-Attila Kuttor), 4-Peter Stark (H 16-Balazs Farkas), 2-Peter Simek
    (61' 14-Zoltan Kiss), 6-Peter Lipcsei, 8-Balazs Toth, 3-Szabolcs Huszti, 10-Zoltan Gera (C) (H Zsolt Dveri), 9-Mihaly Toth
    (82' 20-Sandor Torghelle), 11-Jozsef Sebok (H 15-Zoltan Hercegfalvi). Coach: Lothar Matthaeus (Germany)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 22-Makoto Tanaka, 3-Keisuke Tsuboi, 5-Takayuki Chano, 4-Yasuhito Endo, 15-Takashi Fukunishi (61' 17-Atsuhiro Miura),
    8-Norihiro Nishi (61' 21-Akira Kaji), 16-Toshiya Fujita (C) (72' 19-Masashi Motoyama), 14-Alex Santos, 11-Tatsuhiko Kubo, 20-Keiji Tamada.
    Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Scorers: 1-0 53' A.Kuttor, 2-0 67' R.Juhasz, 2-1 75' Tamada, 2-2 78' Kubo, 3-2 92' Huszti
Cautions: 76' Chano, 86' Lipcsei, 89' A.Kuttor, 91' Alex Santos
Referee: Edo Trivkovic (Croatia)
Attendance: 7,000


Czech Republic - Japan 0-1 (0-1)    Friendly Match
(Praha - Toyota Arena - 28.04.2004 - 16:35)
Czech Republic (Red-White-Blue):
    1-Petr Cech (GK) (H 16-Jaromir Blazek (GK)), 3-Tomas Ujfalusi, 4-Tomas Galasek (H 17-Roman Tyce), 5-Rene Bolf (H 20-David Rozenhal),
    6-Marek Jankulovski (H 2-Martin Jiranek), 7-Vladimir Smicer (H 13-Pavel Mares), 8-Karel Poborsky (81' 19-Vaclav Drobny),
    9-Jan Koller (H 12-Vratislav Lokvenc), 10-Tomas Rosicky (52' 14-Stepan Vachousek), 11-Pavel Nedved (C), 15-Milan Baros
    (H 18-Marek Heinz). Coach: Karel Bruckner
Japan (White-Navy-White):
    1-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 3-Keisuke Tsuboi, 22-Makoto Tanaka, 5-Takayuki Chano, 6-Junichi Inamoto (65' 4-Yatsuhiro Endo), 18-Shinji Ono
    (81' 15-Takashi Fukunishi), 8-Norihiro Nishi (H 21-Akira Kaji), 16-Toshiya Fujita (81' 17-Atsuhiro Miura), 14-Alex Santos
    (81' 19-Masashi Motoyama), 11-Tatsuhiko Kubo, 20-Keiji Tamada (63' 13-Atsushi Yanagisawa). Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Scorers: 0-1 33' Kubo
Cautions: 50' Kaji
Referee: Paul McKeon (Ireland Republic)
Attendance: 11,802


Iceland - Japan 2-3 (1-2)           FA Summer Tournament 2004, Group Stage
(Manchester - City of Manchester Stadium - 30.05.2004 - 13:00)
Iceland (Blue-Blue-Blue):
    1-Arni Gautur Arason (GK), 2-Ivar Ingimarsson, 3-Indridi Sigurdsson (75' 18-Marel Baldvinsson), 4-Johannes Gudjonsson, 5-Petur Marteinsson,
    6-Brynjar Gunnarsson, 7-Hermann Hreidarsson, 8-Arnar Gretarsson, 9-Eidur Gudjohnsen (C), 10-Thordur Gudjonsson, 11-Heidar Helguson.
    Coach: Asgeir Sigurvinsson
Japan (White-Navy-White):
    1-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 22-Yuji Nakazawa, 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (C), 3-Keisuke Tsuboi (H 8-Mitsuo Ogasawara), 21-Akira Kaji, 18-Shinji Ono
    (60' 4-Yasuhito Endo), 6-Junichi Inamoto (H 15-Takashi Fukunishi), 14-Alex Santos, 10-Shunsuke Nakamura (H 19-Masashi Motoyama),
    9-Tatsuhiko Kubo (H 11-Takayuki Suzuki), 20-Keiji Tamada (H 13-Atsushi Yanagisawa). Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Scorers: 1-0 5' Helguson, 1-1 21' Kubo, 1-2 36' Kubo, 2-2 50' Helguson, 2-3 57' Alex Santos PK
Cautions: -
Expulsions: 82' B.Gunnarsson
Referee: Mike Riley (England)
Attendance: 3,085


England - Japan 1-1 (1-0)           FA Summer Tournament 2004, Group Stage
(Manchester - City of Manchester Stadium - 01.06.2004 - 20:00)
England (Red-White-Red):
    1-David James (GK), 2-Gary Neville (85' 14-Phil Neville), 5-John Terry (88' 15-Ledley King), 6-Sol Campbell, 3-Ashley Cole,
    8-Paul Scholes (76' 20-Kieron Dyer), 7-David Beckham (C) (81' 19-Joe Cole), 4-Steven Gerrard (81' 18-Owen Hargreaves), 11-Frank Lampard
    (81' 17-Nicky Butt), 10-Michael Owen (76' 23-Darius Vassell), 9-Wayne Rooney (76' 21-Emile Heskey).
    Coach: Sven Goran Eriksson (Sweden)
Japan (White-Navy-White):
    1-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 22-Yuji Nakazawa, 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (C), 3-Keisuke Tsuboi, 14-Alessandro Santos, 18-Shinji Ono,
    6-Junichi Inamoto (92' 15-Takashi Fukunishi), 21-Akira Kaji, 10-Shunsuke Nakamura, 20-Keiji Tamada (60' 11-Takayuki Suzuki),
    9-Tatsuhiko Kubo (60' 13-Atsushi Yanagisawa). Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Scorers: 1-0 22' Owen, 1-1 53' Ono
Cautions: -
Referee: Roberto Rosetti (Italy)
Attendance: 38,581


Japan - India 7-0 (3-0)             XVIII. FIFA World Cup Germany 2006, Preliminaries, 2nd Round Group 3
(Saitama - Saitama 2002 Stadium - 09.06.2004 - 19:20)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    23-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (62' 8-Mitsuo Ogasawara), 14-Alex Santos, 22-Yuji Nakazawa, 3-Keisuke Tsuboi,
    21-Akira Kaji, 15-Takashi Fukunishi, 10-Shunsuke Nakamura, 18-Shinji Ono (70' 16-Toshiya Fujita), 20-Keiji Tamada, 9-Tatsuhiko Kubo
    (H 11-Takayuki Suzuki). Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
India (White-Blue-White):
    1-Sangram Mukherjee (GK), 2-Habibur Rahaman, 17-Deepak Mandal, 5-Climax Lawrence (62' 10-Bijen Singh), 16-Samir Subash Naik,
    8-Renedy Singh, 19-Jatin Bisht Singh (H 20-Roy Debarata), 6-Venkatesh Shanmugham, 11-Jo Paul Anchery, 15-Baiching Bhutia (C),
    12-Ashim Biswas (75' 9-Ravi Chikkanna Prakash). Coach: Stephen Constantine (England)
Scorers: 1-0 12' Kubo, 2-0 25' Fukunishi, 3-0 29' S.Nakamura, 4-0 54' T.Suzuki, 5-0 65' Nakazawa, 6-0 68' Ogasawara, 7-0 76' Nakazawa
Cautions: 18' J.B.Singh, 83' Ancheri, 88' B.Singh
Referee: Junjie Huang (China)
Attendance: 63,148


Japan - Slovakia 3-1 (1-0)          XXV. Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer 2004, Group Stage
(Hiroshima - Big Arch Stadium - 09.07.2004 - 19:20)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    23-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 2-Keisuke Tsuboi (47' 3-Makoto Tanaka), 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (C), 22-Yuji Nakazawa, 21-Akira Kaji,
    4-Yasuhito Endo, 15-Takashi Fukunishi, 14-Alex Santos (80' 17-Atsuhiro Miura 80), 10-Shunsuke Nakamura (86' 8-Mitsuo Ogasawara),
    11-Takayuki Suzuki (77' 19-Masashi Motoyama), 20-Keiji Tamada (77' 13-Atsushi Yanagisawa). Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Slovakia (White-White-White):
    1-Kamil Contofalsky (GK), 2-Martin Poljovka (72' 9-Rudolf Urban), 8-Balazs Borbely, 14-Martin Skrtel, 5-Jan Durica, 13-Igor Zofcak,
    7-Dusan Sninsky (83' 6-Peter Dolezaj), 4-Marek Cech, 10-Peter Babnic, 18-Peter Kiska (H 16-Ivan Belak), 11-Lubos Reiter (C)
    (61' Mario Breska). Coach: Dusan Gallis
Scorers: 1-0 44' Fukunishi, 1-1 65' Babnic, 2-1 66' T.Suzuki, 3-1 81' Yanagisawa
Cautions: 27' T.Suzuki, 33' Zofcak
Referee: Matthew Breeze (Australia)
Attendance: 34,458


Japan - Serbia-Montenegro 1-0 (0-0) XXV. Japan Cup Kirin World Soccer 2004, Group Stage
(Yokohama - International Stadium - 13.07.2004 - 20:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    23-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 3-Makoto Tanaka, 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, 14-Alex Santos, 22-Yuji Nakazawa, 21-Akira Kaji,
    15-Takashi Fukunishi, 10-Shunsuke Nakamura, 4-Yasuhito Endo, 11-Takayuki Suzuki, 20-Keiji Tamada (71' 13-Atsushi Yanagisawa).
    Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Serbia-Montenegro (White-Blue-White):
    1-Dragoslav Jevric (GK), 5-Milan Dudic, 13-Dusan Petkovic, 2-Dragan Sarac (84' 3-Bojan Neziri), 6-Djordje Jokic, 4-Dragan Mladenovic
    (84' 17-Simon Vukcevic), 8-Sasa Ilic, 15-Aleksandar Pantic (71' 18-Jovan Markoski), 11-Milos Maric (87' 14-Dragan Vukmir),
    9-Savo Milosevic (C) (79' 19-Milos Kolakovic), Danko Lazovic (64' Nenad Jestrovic).
Scorers: 1-0 49' Y.Endo
Cautions: 24' Jokic, 75' Milosevic, 86' D.Petkovic
Referee: Edward Lennie (Australia)
Attendance: 57,616


Japan - Oman 1-0 (1-0)              XIII. Asian Cup China 2004, Final Phase, 1st Round Group D
(Chongqing - Olympic Sports Centre - 20.07.2004 - 18:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    23-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 3-Makoto Tanaka, 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (C), 14-Alex Santos, 21-Akira Kaji, 22-Yuji Nakazawa, 4-Yasuhito Endo,
    10-Shunsuke Nakamura, 15-Takashi Fukunishi, 11-Takayuki Suzuki (85' 24-Norihiro Nishi), 20-Keiji Tamada (70' 19-Masashi Motoyama).
    Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Oman (Red-Red-Red):
    26-Ali Al-Habsi (GK), 2-Mohamed Rabia Al-Noubi (C), 4-Saeed Al-Raqadi, 17-Hassan Yousuf Al-Ghailani, 25-Khalifa Ayil Al-Naufali,
    10-Fawzi Doorbeen, 12-Ahmed Al-Mahaijiri (64' 6-Hamdi Hubais Jandal), 21-Ahmed Hadid Al-Mukhaini (75' 14-Mohamed Hamed),
    8-Bader Al-Maimani (80' 3-Ayman Suroor), 11-Yousuf Shaaban Al-Busaidy, 20-Imad Ali Al-Hosni. Coach: Milan Macala (Czech Republic)
Scorers: 1-0 34' S.Nakamura
Cautions: 9' Al-Raqadi, 48' M.Tanaka, 83' Alex Santos
Referee: Mark Shield (Australia)
Attendance: 35,000
Note: Man of the match - Shunsuke Nakamura


Japan - Thailand 4-1 (1-1)          XIII. Asian Cup China 2004, Final Phase, 1st Round Group D
(Chongqing - Olympic Sports Centre - 24.07.2004 - 20:30)
Japan (White-Navy-White):
    23-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 3-Makoto Tanaka (H 8-Mitsuo Ogasawara), 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (C), 14-Alex Santos, 21-Akira Kaji, 22-Yuji Nakazawa,
    4-Yasuhito Endo, 10-Shunsuke Nakamura, 15-Takashi Fukunishi (89' 6-Koji Nakata), 11-Takayuki Suzuki, 20-Keiji Tamada (H 19-Masashi Motoyama).
    Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Thailand (Red-Red-Red):
    18-Kosin Hathairatanakul (GK), 3-Niweat Siriwong, 6-Choktawee Promrut (C), 12-Nirut Surasiang, 26-Worachai Surinsirirat (61' 25-Teda Keelalay),
    28-Nataporn Panrit, 16-Sakda Joemdee, 19-Datsakorn Thonglao (56' 27-Phichitpong Choeichiu), 21-Issawa Singtong (70' 7-Narongchai Vachiraban),
    23-Sutee Suksomkit, 29-Rangsan Vivatchaichok. Coach: Chatchai Paholpat
Scorers: 1-0 11' Suksomkit, 1-1 21' S.Nakamura, 1-2 56' Nakazawa, 1-3 68' T.Fukunishi, 1-4 87' Nakazawa
Cautoins: -
Referee: Fareed Al-Marzouqi (UAE)
Attendance: 45,000
Note: Man of the match - Yuji Nakazawa


Japan - Iran 0-0 (0-0)              XIII. Asian Cup China 2004, Final Phase, 1st Round Group D
(Chongqing - Olympic Sports Centre - 28.07.2004 - 18:15)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    23-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 3-Makoto Tanaka, 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (C), 14-Alex Santos, 21-Akira Kaji, 22-Yuji Nakazawa, 4-Yasuhito Endo,
    10-Shunsuke Nakamura, 15-Takashi Fukunishi, 11-Takayuki Suzuki (70' 19-Masashi Motoyama), 20-Keiji Tamada. Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Iran (White-White-White):
    1-Ebrahim Mirzapour (GK), 4-Yahya Gholmohammadi, 13-Hossein Kaebi, 15-Ebrahim Taghipour (67' 17-Eman Mobali), 19-Jalal Kameli,
    27-Sattar Zare, 6-Javad Nekounam, 8-Ali Karimi, 26-Sayyed Mohammad Alavi, 2-Mehdi Mahdavikia, 10-Ali Daei (C).
    Coach: Branko Ivankovic (Croatia)
Scorers: -
Cautions: 8' Tamada, 31' Alavi, 40' Taghipour, 48' Kaebi, 60' Kawaguchi, 73' Kameli
Referee: Mark Shield (Australia)
Attendance: 52,000
Note: Man of the match - Ali Karimi


Japan - Jordan 1-1 (1-1,0-0) a.e.t. 4-3 on penalties
                                    XIII. Asian Cup China 2004, Final Phase, Quarter Final
(Chongqing - Olympic Sports Centre - 31.07.2004 - 18:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    23-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 3-Makoto Tanaka (115' 18-Naoki Matsuda), 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (C), 14-Alex Santos, 21-Akira Kaji,
    22-Yuji Nakazawa, 4-Yasuhito Endo (56' 6-Koji Nakata), 10-Shunsuke Nakamura, 15-Takashi Fukinishi, 11-Takayuki Suzuki, 20-Keiji Tamada
    (72' 19-Masashi Motoyama). Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Jordan (White-White-White):
    1-Amer Shafi Sabbah (GK), 3-Khaled Sa'ed (109' 14-Haitham Al-Shboul), 4-Rateb Al-Awadat, 6-Bashar Bani Yaseen, 16-Faisal Ibrahim,
    17-Hatem Aqel, 8-Hassouneh Qasem, 13-Qusai Abu Alieh, 18-Abdullah Abu Zema, 9-Mahmoud Shelbaieh (74' 23-Amer Deeb), 10-Moayad Salim
    (69' 11-Anas Al-Zboun). Coach: Mahmoud El-Gohary (Egypt)
Scorers: 0-1 11' Shelbaieh, 1-1 14' T.Suzuki
Penalties: 0-0 S.Nakamura (missed), 0-1 Zema, 0-1 Alex Santos (missed), 0-2 Al-Awadat, 1-2 T.Fukunishi, 1-3 Aqel, 2-3 K.Nakata,
    2-3 Al-Shboul (missed), 3-3 T.Suzuki, 3-3 F.Ibrahim (missed), 3-3 Nakazawa (missed), 3-3 Al-Zboun (missed), 4-3 T.Miyamoto,
    4-3 Yaseen (missed)
Cautions: 52' Aqel, 82' Al-Awadat, 89' Alex Santos
Referee: Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh (Malaysia)
Attendance: 52,000
Note: Man of the match - Shunsuke Nakamura


Bahrain - Japan 3-4 (3-3,0-1) a.e.t.    XIII. Asian Cup China 2004, Final Phase, Semi Final
(Jinan - Shandong Sports Center - 03.08.2004 - 18:00)
Bahrain (Red-Red-Red):
    22-Ali Saeed Abdulla (GK), 11-Faisal Abdulaziz (C), 12-Mohamed Juma (102' 19-Mohamed Jaffar), 14-Salman Isa, 17-Hussain Baba,
    8-Rashed Al-Dosari, 10-Mohamed Salmeen (69' 7-Sayed Mahmood Jalal), 13-Talal Yusuf, 29-Mohamed Hubail, 9-Husain Ali
    (63' 23-Duaij Naser), 30-A'ala Hubail. Coach: Srecko Juricic (Slovenia)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    23-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 3-Makoto Tanaka (44' 6-Koji Nakata), 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (C), 14-Alex Santos, 21-Akira Kaji
    (87' 24-Norihiro Nishi), 22-Yuji Nakazawa, 4-Yasuhito Endo, 10-Shunsuke Nakamura, 15-Takashi Fukunishi (H 8-Mitsuo Ogasawara),
    11-Takayuki Suzuki, 20-Keiji Tamada. Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Scorers: 1-0 6' A.Hubail, 1-1 48' K.Nakata, 1-2 55' Tamada, 2-2 71' A.Hubail, 3-2 85' Naser, 3-3 90' Nakazawa, 3-4 93' Tamada
Cautions: 13' Salmeen, 19' Alex Santos, 25' Kaji, 87' Jalal, 102' Kawaguchi, 109' Nishi
Expulsions: 40' Y.Endo, 107' Jalal
Referee: Shamsul Maidin (Singapore)
Attendance:
Note: Man of the match - Keiji Tamada


China - Japan 1-3 (1-1)             XIII. Asian Cup China 2004, Final Phase, Final
(Beijing - Workers' Stadium - 07.08.2004 - 20:00)
China (White-White-White):
    1-Yunfei Liu (GK), 3-Xiang SUn, 4-Yaokun Zhang, 5-Zhi Zheng, 12-Xin Wei, 21-Ming Li, 6-Jiayi Shao, 15-Junzhe Zhao (C), 22-Song Yan
    (68' 7-Jihai Sun), 9-Haidong Hao (57' 11-Yi Li), 29-Jinyu Li (75' 13-Yunlong Xu). Coach: Arie Haan (Nederland)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    23-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 3-Makoto Tanaka, 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (C), 14-Alex Santos, 21-Akira Kaji, 22-Yuji Nakazawa,
    6-Koji Nakata, 10-Shunsuke Nakamura, 15-Takashi Fukunishi, 11-Takayuki Suzuki, 20-Keiji Tamada. Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Scorers: 0-1 22' T.Fukunishi, 1-1 31' Ming Li, 1-2 65' K.Nakata, 1-3 90' Tamada
Cautions: 14' T.Suzuki, 24' Xiang Sun, 40' K.Nakata, 84' Xin Wei, 93' Jihai Sun
Referee: Saad Al-Fadhli (Kuwait)
Attendance: 62,000
Note: Man of the match - Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi


Japan - Argentina 1-2 (0-2)         Friendly Match (Kirin World Challenge Go for 2006)
(Shizuoka - ECOPA Stadium - 18.08.2004 - 19:00)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (C), 3-Makoto Tanaka (H 18-Naoki Matsuda), 21-Akira Kaji, 14-Alessandro Santos,
    22-Yuji Nakazawa (H 16-Toshiya Fujita), 8-Mitsuo Ogasawara (57' 19-Masashi Motoyama), 15-Takashi Fukunishi (57' 4-Yasuhito Endo),
    6-Koji Nakata, 20-Keiji Tamada (78' 26-Takuya Yamada), 11-Takayuki Suzuki. Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Argentina (Sky Blue/White-Black-White):
    1-Leonardo Franco (GK), 6-Walter Samuel (C), 3-Gabriel Milito, 4-Facundo Quiroga, 13-Diego Placente, 8-Juan Roman Riquelme,
    18-Lionel Scaloni, 11-Mario Santana (60' 15-Maximiliano Rodriguez), 5-Lucas Bernardi, 7-Luciano Galletti (63' 16-Ariel Ibagaza),
    9-Diego Milito (83' 14-Leonardo Ponzio). Coach: Claudio Vivas (caretaker)
Scorers: 0-1 4' Galletti, 0-2 39' Santana, 1-2 73' T.Suzuki
Cautions: 47' Placente, 62' Quiroga, 64' Bernardi
Referee: Jun Lu (China)
Attendance: 48,721


India - Japan 0-4 (0-1)             XVIII. FIFA World Cup Germany 2006, Preliminaries, 2nd Round Group 3
(Calcutta - Saltlake Stadium - 08.09.2004 - 17:30)
India (Blue-Blue-Navy):
    22-Sandip Nandy (GK), 4-Debjit Ghosh, 14-Mahesh Gawli, 17-Deepak Mandal, 5-Climax Lawrence, 6-Venkatesh Shanmugham, 8-Renedy Postsangbam
    (61' 18-Roy Debabrata), 11-Jatin Bisht Singh (77' 7-Wangkheirakpam Singh), 16-Samir Subash Naik (C), 9-Abhishek Yadav, 19-Ravi Chikkana
    (82' 10-Bijen Singh). Coach: Stephan Constantine (England)
Japan (White-Navy-White):
    23-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 2-Makoto Tanaka (73' 16-Toshiya Fujita), 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, 22-Yuji Nakazawa, 14-Alex Santos,
    15-Takashi Fukunishi, 18-Shinji Ono, 19-Masashi Motoyama (83' 8-Mitsuo Ogasawara), 21-Akira Kaji, 20-Naohiro Takahara
    (67' 9-Tatsuhiko Kubo), 11-Takayuki Suzuki. Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Scorers: 0-1 45' T.suzuki, 0-2 60' Ono, 0-3 71' Fukunishi, 0-4 87' T.Miyamoto
Cautions: 23' M.Tanaka, 32' Chikkanna, 53' Gawli, 69' Kubo, 78' Fujita, 84' Lawrence
Referee: Basel Hajjar (Syria)
Attendance: 95,000


Oman - Japan 0-1 (0-0)              XVIII. FIFA World Cup Germany 2006, Preliminaries, 2nd Round Group 3
(Muscat - Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex - 13.10.2004 - 18:30)
Oman (Red-Red-Red):
    26-Ali Abdullah Al-Habsi (GK), 2-Mohamed Rabia Al-Noubi (C), 4-Saeed Al-Raqadi, 19-Nabil Ashoor Allah (69' 5-Hussein Mustahil Rabee'a),
    17-Hassan Yousuf Al-Ghailani, 10-Fawzi Doorbeen, 21-Ahmed Hadid Al-Mukhaini (80' 6-Hamdi Hubais Jandal), 12-Ahmed Mubarak Al-Mahaijiri,
    8-Bader Al-Maimani (69' 9-Hashim Saleh Mohamed), 11-Yousef Shaaban Al-Busaidy, 20-Amad Ali Al-Hosni.
    Coach: Milan Macala (Czech Republic)
Japan (White-Navy-White):
    23-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, 2-Makoto Tanaka, 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, 22-Yuji Nakazawa, 14-Alex Santos, 15-Takashi Fukunishi,
    18-Shinji Ono, 10-Shunsuke Nakamura, 21-Akira Kaji, 20-Naohiro Takahara, 11-Takayuki Suzuki (92' 28-Keiji Tamada).
    Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Scorers: 0-1 52' T.Suzuki
Cautions: 15' Ono, 51' Al-Raqadi, 69' Al-Mahaijiri, 73' Rabee'a, 78' Alex Santos
Referee: Jun Lu (China)
Attendance: 35,000


Japan - Singapore 1-0 (1-0)         XVIII. FIFA World Cup Germany 2006, Preliminaries, 2nd Round Group 3
(Saitama - Saitama 2002 Stadium - 17.11.2004 - 19:20)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    12-Yoichi Doi (GK), 17-Atsuhiro Miura, 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (C), 3-Naoki Matsuda, 21-Akira Kaji, 16-Toshiya Fujita (59' 27-Yoshito Okubo),
    8-Mitsuo Ogasawara, 19-Masashi Motoyama, 6-Koji Nakata, 4-Yasuhito Endo, 28-Keiji Tamada. Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Singapore (Red-Red-Red):
    18-Lewis Lionel (GK), 13-Noh Rahman (74' 24-Jaslee Hatta), 14-Shunmugham Subramani (C), 16-Daniel Bennett, 6-Baihakki Khaizan,
    2-Ridhuan Muhamad, 15-Tengku Mushadad (52' 23-Khairul Amri Mohd), 17-Shahril Ishak, 7-Goh Chuan, 22-Itimi Dickson,
    10-Indra Sahdan Bin-Daud (66' 8-Noh Alam Shah). Coach: Radojko Avramovic (Croatia)
Scorers: 1-0 13' Tamada
Cautions: 20' Kaji, 33' Bin-Daud, 58' Muhamad, 58' Khaizan, 80' Shah, 80' T.Suzuki
Referee: Mohsen Torky (Iran)
Attendance: 58,881


Japan - Germany 0-3 (0-0)           Friendly Match (Kirin World Challenge Go for 2006)
(Yokohama - International Stadium - 16.12.2004 - 20:10)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    1-Seigo Narazaki (GK), 21-Akira Kaji, 2-Makoto Tanaka, 25-Takayuki Chano, 14-Alex Santos (83' 24-Norihiro Nishi), 8-Mitsuo Ogasawara,
    29-Junichi Inamoto (C) (70' 4-Yasuhito Endo), 15-Takashi Fukunishi, 16-Toshiya Fujita (70' 17-Atsuhiro Miura), 11-Takayuki Suzuki
    (H 28-Keiji Tamada), 20-Naohiro Takahara (70' 27-Yoshito Okubo). Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Germany (Red-White-Red):
    1-Oliver Kahn (GK), 8-Patrick Owomoyela, 17-Per Mertesacker, 4-Christian Worns, 6-Christian Schulz, 19-Bernd Schneider
    (73' 18-Tim Borowski), 13-Michael Ballack (C), 15-Fabian Ernst (77' 16-Marco Engelhardt), 14-Gerald Asamoah, 11-Miroslav Klose,
    20-Lukas Podolski (62' 7-Bastian Schweinsteiger). Coach: Jurgen Klinsmann
Scorers: 0-1 54' Klose, 0-2 69' Ballack, 0-3 92' Klose
Cautions: 34' Owomoyela, 52' M.Tanaka, 73' Ogasawara
Referee: Mark Shield (Australia)
Attendance: 63,023

2005

Japan - Kazakhstan 4-0 (3-0)        Friendly Match (Kirin World Challenge Go for 2006)
(Yokohama - International Stadium - 29.01.2005 - 19:20)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    23-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 2-Makoto Tanaka (88' 26-Keisuke Tsuboi), 3-Naoki Matsuda, 14-Alex Santos, 22-Yuji Nakazawa, 21-Akira Kaji,
    15-Takashi Fukunishi (H 30-Yuki Abe), 8-Mitsuo Ogasawara, 4-Yasuhito Endo (88' 19-Masashi Motoyama), 11-Takayuki Suzuki (77' 31-Yoshito Okubo),
    28-Keiji Tamada (88' 16-Toshiya Fujita). Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Kazakhstan (Yellow-Black-Yellow):
    22-Aleksandr Mokin (GK), 2-Dmitry Lyapkin, 7-Igor Avdeev, 8-Samat Smakov (C) (H 12-Denis Rodionov), 23-Igor Soloshenko (H 13-Egor Azovsky),
    17-Kairat Utabaev (54' 19-Piraly Aliev), 16-Anton Chichulin, 5-Dias Kamelov (H 25-Maksim Zhalmagambetov), 20-Maksat Baizhanov, 4-Sergey Larin
    (H 3-Maksim Asovskin), 24-Maksim Shevchenko (73' 6-Renat Dubinski). Coach: Sergei Timofeev
Scorers: 1-0 5' Tamada, 2-0 11' Matsuda, 3-0 24' Alex Santos, 4-0 60' Tamada
Cautions: 30' Soloshenko, 35' Kamelov, 92' Chichulin
Referee: Sang-Goo Park (South Korea)
Attendance: 46,941


Japan - Syria 3-0 (1-0)             Friendly Match (Kirin World Challenge Go for 2006)
(Saitama - Saitama 2002 Stadium - 02.02.2005 - 19:30)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    23-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 2-Makoto Tanaka (81' 19-Masashi Motoyama), 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (C), 14-Alex Santos, 22-Yuji Nakazawa,
    21-Akira Kaji, 15-Takashi Fukunishi, 8-Mitsuo Ogasawara, 4-Yasuhito Endo (71' 6-Koji Nakata), 11-Takayuki Suzuki, 28-Keiji Tamada.
    Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
Syria (Red-Red-Red):
    16-Mahmoud Karkar (GK), 2-Rafat Mohammad, 21-Youasef Shekh El-Eshra, 7-Anas Al-Khoja, 4-Ali Dyab, 23-Feras Esmaeel, 11-Adel Kader Zubeili,
    20-Moutassem Alaya, 8-Mahmoud Al-Amena (89' 17-Mouhammad Bashar AL-Kaddor), 9-Maher Sayed (C) (67' 13-Moqaem Abbas), 19-Raja Rafe
    (10-Mohammad Al-Zeno). Coach: Abdul Hafiz Arab
Scorers: 1-0 44' T.Suzuki, 2-0 69' T.Miyamoto, 90' Ogasawara
Cautions: 10' Y.Endo, 18' Esmaeel, 43' Dyab, 45' Kaji, 57' Zubeili
Expulsions: 61' Zubeili
Referee: Shamsul Maidin (Singapore)
Attendance: 32,832


Japan - North Korea 2-1 (1-0)       XVIII. FIFA World Cup Germany 2006, Preliminaries, Final Round Group B
(Saitama - Saitama 2002 Stadium - 09.02.2005 - 19:30)
Japan (Blue-White-Blue):
    23-Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK), 2-Makoto Tanaka (66' 10-Shunsuke Nakamura), 5-Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (C), 14-Alex Santos, 22-Yuji Nakazawa,
    21-Akira Kaji, 15-Takashi Fukunishi, 8-Mitsuo Ogasawara, 4-Yasuhito Endo, 11-Takayuki Suzuki (64' 20-Naohiro Takahara), 28-Keiji Tamada
    (79' 31-Masashi Oguro). Coach: Artur Antunes Zico (Brazil)
North Korea (White-White-White):
    1-Sung-Chol Sim (GK), 2-Myong-Sam Ri, 5-Sok-Chol Jang, 14-Song-Chol Han, 20-In-Chol Pak (43' 16-Song-Chol Nam), 7-In-Kuk Mun,
    8-Han-Jae Ri (84' 6-Nam-Chol Pak), 15-Yong-Jun Kim, 17-Yong-Hak An, 10-Yong-Jo Hong, 21-Chol-Man Choi (29' 9-Yong-Su Kim).
    Coach: Jong-Su Yun
Scorers: 1-0 4' Ogasawara, 1-1 61' Song-Chol Nam, 2-1 91' Oguro
Cautions: 3' Myong-Sam Ri, 32' In-Chol Pak, 51' M.Tanaka, 75' Yong-Hak An, 76' Song-Chol Nam, 89' Alex Santos
Referee: Khalil Al-Ghamdi (Saudi Arabia)
Attendance: 59,399
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