Japan in the World Cup Finals, World Cup Reports, World Cup Squad.
World Cup Appearances:
Korea-Japan 2002 was Japan's second appearance in the World Cup Finals.
Best World Cup Performance:
Qualifying for France 1998.
Japan vs Belgium
The first goal, from Marc Wilmots, sparked this game into a frenzy and
the action didn't stop. Japan threw everything forward in the closing minutes, that
Belgium hardly had a chance to catch their breath.
Japan vs Russia
Arsenal's Junichi Inamoto inspired Japan to their first World Cup
Tunisia vs Japan
Japan beat Tunisia by two goals to top Group H with seven points.
Japan vs Turkey (Second Round)
The sun finally set on Japan's World Cup dreams in Miyagi.
Asian Football Confederation.
Japan Football Association.
1 Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (Portsmouth)
12 Seigo Narazaki (Nagoya)
23 Hitoshi Sogahata (Kashuma Antlers)
2 Yutaka Akita (Kashima Antlers)
3 Naoki Matsuda (Yokohama)
4 Ryuzo Morioka (Shimizu)
6 Toshihiro Hattori (Iwata)
16 Koji Nakata (Kashima)
17 Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (Gamba Osaka)
5 Junichi Inamoto (Arsenal)
7 Hidetoshi Nakata (Parma)
8 Hiroaki Morishima (Cerezo Osaka)
14 Alessandro Santos (Shimizu)
15 Takashi Fukunishi (Jubilo Iwata)
18 Shinji Ono (Feyenoord)
19 Mitsuo Ogasawara (Kashima Antlers)
20 Tomokazu Myojin (Kashiwa)
21 Kazuyuki Toda (Shimizu)
22 Daisuke Ichikawa (Shimizu)
9 Akinori Nishizawa (Cerezo Osaka)
10 Masashi Nakayama (Iwata)
11 Takayuki Suzuki (Kashima)
13 Atsushi Yanagisawa (Kashima)
Denmark, France, Senegal, Uruguay.
Paraguay, Slovenia, Spain,
Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Turkey.
South Korea, United States.
Korea First Round Matches.
Cameroon, Germany, Republic of Ireland,
Argentina, England, Nigeria, Sweden.
Croatia, Ecuador, Italy, Mexico.
Belgium, Japan, Russia, Tunisia.
Japan First Round Matches.
Japan Travel Notes:
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