Denmark v Japan, 24 June 2010

Score3-1 to Japan
RefereeJérôme Damon
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals group E
VenueRoyal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenberg
Attendance27,967
Kick-Off: 20:30 Local (19:30 BST) Man of the Match: Keisuke Honda (Japan) Assistant referees: Célestin Ntagungira (Rwanda) Enock Molefe (South Africa) Fourth official: Martin Hansson (Sweden) Fifth official: Henrik Andrén (Sweden) The victory was Japan's second World Cup tournament victory on foreign soil, and only their second against a European team. Japan finished group play in second place with six points, and advanced to the knockout round for the second time in their history, and the first time on foreign soil. Denmark ended in third with three points. This was the first time Denmark failed to get past the group stage in the World Cup.

1  Denmark

Manager: Morten Olsen

3  Japan

Manager: Takeshi Okada

Goals:

Jon Dahl Tomasson 81 G

Goals:

Keisuke Honda 17 G
Yasuhito Endo 30 G
Shinji Okazaki 87 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen
Defender Lars Jacobsen
Defender Per Kroldrup
Defender/Centre back Daniel Agger
Defender/Midfielder Simon Busk Poulsen
Midfielder Martin Jorgensen
Midfielder Thomas Kahlenberg
Midfielder Christian Poulsen
Forward Jon Dahl Tomasson (captain)

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima
Defender Yuichi Komano
Defender Yuto Nagatomo
Defender Yuji Nakazawa
Midfielder Yuki Abe
Midfielder Yasuhito Endo
Midfielder Makoto Hasebe (captain)
Midfielder Keisuke Honda
Midfielder Daisuke Matsui
Forward Yoshito Okubo

Substitutions:

Jakob Poulsen for Martin Jorgensen 34
Soren Larsen for Per Kroldrup 56
Christian Eriksen for Thomas Kahlenberg 63

Substitutions:

Shinji Okazaki for Daisuke Matsui 74
Yasuyuki Konno for Yoshito Okubo 88
Junichi Inamoto for Yasuhito Endo 90

Cards:

Per Kroldrup 29 Y
Christian Poulsen 48 Y
Nicklas Bendtner 66 Y

Cards:

Yasuhito Endo 12 Y
Yuto Nagatomo 26 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Stephan Andersen
Goalkeeper Jesper Christiansen
Defender Simon Kjaer
Defender Patrick Mtiliga
Defender Jakob Poulsen
Midfielder Mikkel Beckmann
Midfielder Thomas Enevoldsen
Midfielder Christian Eriksen
Midfielder Daniel Jensen
Midfielder William Kvist
Midfielder/Forward Jesper Gronkjaer
Forward Soren Larsen

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Seigo Narazaki
Defender Daiki Iwamasa
Defender Atsuto Uchida
Midfielder Junichi Inamoto
Midfielder Yasuyuki Konno
Midfielder Kengo Nakamura
Midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura
Forward Shinji Okazaki
Forward Keiji Tamada
Forward Kisho Yano