Argentina v Japan, 14 June 1998

Score1-0 to Argentina
RefereeMario van der Ende
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals group H
VenueStadium Municipal, Toulouse
Attendance33,400

1  Argentina

Manager: Daniel Passarella

0  Japan

Manager: Takeshi Okada

Goals:

Gabriel Batistuta 28 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Carlos Roa
Defender/Centre back Roberto Ayala
Defender/Full back Nelson Vivas
Defender/Midfielder Roberto Sensini
Midfielder Matias Almeyda
Midfielder Diego Simeone (captain)
Midfielder Javier Zanetti
Forward Claudio Lopez
Forward Ariel Ortega

Starting lineup:

Defender Yutaka Akita
Defender Masami Ihara (captain)
Defender Eisuke Nakanishi
Defender Akira Narahashi
Defender Naoki Soma
Midfielder Hidetoshi Nakata
Midfielder Hiroshi Nanami
Midfielder Motohiro Yamaguchi
Forward Shoji Jo

Substitutions:

Abel Balbo for Claudio Lopez 61
José Chamot for Roberto Sensini 73

Substitutions:

Wagner Lopes for Mashshi Nakayama 66
Takashi Hirano for Naoki Soma 85

Cards:

Cards:

Eisuke Nakanishi Y
Takashi Hirano Y
Masami Ihara Y

On the bench:

Defender José Chamot
Forward Abel Balbo

On the bench:

Midfielder Takashi Hirano
Forward Wagner Lopes