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World Cup 2002

Group A:
A1 -- France
A2 -- Senegal
A3 -- Uruguay
A4 -- Denmark
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Group B:
B1 -- Spain
B2 -- Slovenia
B3 -- Paraguay
B4 -- South Africa
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Group C:
C1 -- Brazil
C2 -- Turkey
C3 -- China
C4 -- Costa Rica
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Group D:
D1 -- South Korea
D2 -- Poland
D3 -- USA
D4 -- Portugal
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Group E:
E1 -- Germany
E2 -- Saudi Arabia
E3 -- Rep. Of Ireland
E4 -- Cameroon
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Group F:
F1 -- Argentina
F2 -- Nigeria
F3 -- England
F4 -- Sweden
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Group G:
G1 -- Italy
G2 -- Ecuador
G3 -- Croatia
G4 -- Mexico
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Group H:
H1 -- Japan
H2 -- Belgium
H3 -- Russia
H4 -- Tunisia
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AFC:
Asian Football Confederation.

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World Cup Appearances:
WC 2002 is Japan's 2nd appearance in the World Cup Finals.

Best Performance: Qualifying for France 98.

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Group H

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 finals victory.

Tunisia vs Japan
Japan beat Tunisia 2-0 to top Group H with seven points.

Knockout Stage

Second Round
Tuesday, June 18
Japan vs Turkey in Miyagi
The sun finally set on Japan's World Cup dreams in Miyagi.

Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup -- Competing Teams Japan's World Cup Squad

Goalkeepers:

1 Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (Portsmouth)
12 Seigo Narazaki (Nagoya)
23 Hitoshi Sogahata (Kashuma Antlers)

Defence:

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)

Midfield:

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)

Forwards:

9 Akinori Nishizawa (Cerezo Osaka)
10 Masashi Nakayama (Iwata)
11 Takayuki Suzuki (Kashima)
13 Atsushi Yanagisawa (Kashima)

Trainer: Philippe Troussier.

Players to watch: Junichi Inamoto, Hidetoshi Nakata and Shinji Ono.

Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup match days. Group H -- Standings

Second Round

Japan play the runner-up of Group C in Miyagi, on Tuesday June 18.

Belgium play the Group C winner in Kobe, on Monday June 17.


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Group H -- 1st Round 1st Round

Tue. June 04
vs Belgium
Saitama (2-2)

Sun. June 09
vs Russia
Yokohama (1-0)

Fri. June 14
vs Tunisia
Osaka (2-0)

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