World Cup Football 2006 Germany

Japan

Group: Group F
Coach: Zico

Squad

No. Player Position ClubAgeCaps
1 Seigo Narazaki Keeper Nagoya Grampus Eight3050
2 Teruyuki Moniwa Defender FC Tokyo248
3 Yūichi Komano Defender Sanfrecce Hiroshima248
4 Yasuhito Endō Midfielder Gamba Osaka2640
5 Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (captain) Defender Gamba Osaka2969
6 Kōji Nakata Defender Basel2655
7 Hidetoshi Nakata Midfielder Fiorentina2974
8 Mitsuo Ogasawara Midfielder Kashima Antlers2751
9 Naohiro Takahara Forward Hamburger SV2741
10 Shunsuke Nakamura Midfielder Celtic2760
11 Seiichiro Maki Forward JEF United2510
12 Yoichi Doi Keeper FC Tokyo324
13 Atsushi Yanagisawa Forward Kashima Antlers2956
14 Alessandro Santos Defender Urawa Red Diamonds2872
15 Takashi Fukunishi Midfielder Júbilo Iwata2962
16 Masashi Oguro Forward Grenoble2618
17 Junichi Inamoto Midfielder West Bromwich Albion2663
18 Shinji Ono Midfielder Urawa Red Diamonds2654
19 Keisuke Tsuboi Defender Urawa Red Diamonds2633
20 Keiji Tamada Forward Nagoya Grampus Eight2639
21 Akira Kaji Defender Gamba Osaka2643
22 Yuji Nakazawa Defender Yokohama F. Marinos2850
23 Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi Keeper Júbilo Iwata3089

These details apply at the tournament start date (Friday 9th June 2006).

Matches

Group Stage

  • Match 12. Monday 12th June 2006, Kaiserslautern, 14:00 BST
    Group F Match
    Australia 3–1 Japan
    Australia goals: Cahill (84′, 89′), Aloisi (92′)
    Japan goal: Nakamura (26′)
    Coverage: ITV1

  • Match 28. Sunday 18th June 2006, Nuremberg, 14:00 BST
    Group F Match
    Japan 0–0 Croatia
    Coverage: ITV1

  • Match 43. Thursday 22nd June 2006, Dortmund, 20:00 BST
    Group F Match
    Japan 1–4 Brazil
    Japan goal: Tamada (34′)
    Brazil goals: Ronaldo (45′+1, 81′), Juninho (53′), Gilberto (59′)
    Coverage: BBC1

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