TUNISIA vs JAPAN
Match Report below
Match Stats: -
H Nakata 74
MAN OF THE MATCH: Hidetoshi Nakata (Japan)
12-Raouf Bouzaiane (20-Ali Zitouni 79)
23-Clayton (7-Imed Mhadhebi 61)
18-Slim Ben Achour
21-Mourad Melki (3-Zoubeir Baya 46)
5-Junichi Inamoto (22-Daisuke Ichikawa 46)
7-Hidetoshi Nakata (19-Mituso Ogasawara 84)
13-Atsushi Yanagisawa (8-Hiroaki Morishima 46)
Match referee: Gilles Veissiere (France)
Linesmen: Frederic Arnault (France) & Haidar Koleit (Lebanon)
Match Report: -
Japan top their group to move into the next round and to keep the record of the host team(s) always reaching the knockout stages. A good performance from Nakata as he made sure his team didn't crack and he scored the decisive goal to release pressure off of Japan.
Tunisia just couldn't find their best form as they fall at the first hurdle.
Japan played out a great performance and in the end won with a good performance.