Japan v Brazil, 22 June 2006

Score4-1 to Brazil
RefereeEric Poulat
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals group F
VenueWestfalenstadion, Dortmund
Attendance65,000
Kick-Off: 21:00 Local (20:00 BST) Assistant referees: Lionel Dagorne (France) Vincent Texier (France) Fourth official: Jerome Damon (South Africa) Fifth official: Enock Molefe (South Africa) Man of the Match: Ronaldo (Brazil) Japan have now failed to beat Brazil in eight 'A' international meetings.

1  Japan

Manager: Zico

4  Brazil

Manager: Carlos Alberto Parriera

Goals:

Keiji Tamada 34 G

Goals:

Ronaldo 45 G
Juninho Pernambucano 53 G
Gilberto 59 G
Ronaldo 81 G

Starting lineup:

Defender/Right back Mitsuo Ogasawara
Defender Akira Kaji
Defender Yuji Nakazawa (captain)
Defender Keisuke Tsuboi
Midfielder Junichi Inamoto
Midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura
Midfielder Hidetoshi Nakata
Forward Seiichiro Maki
Forward Keiji Tamada

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Dida (captain)
Defender Cicinho
Defender Gilberto
Defender Juan
Defender/Centre back Lucio
Midfielder Gilberto Silva
Midfielder Kaka
Midfielder Ronaldinho
Forward Robinho
Forward Ronaldo

Substitutions:

Koji Nakata for Mitsuo Ogasawara 56
Naohiro Takahara for Seiichiro Maki 60
Masashi Oguro for Naohiro Takahara 66

Substitutions:

Ze Roberto for Kaka 71
Ricardinho for Ronaldinho 71
Rogerio Ceni for Dida 82

Cards:

Akira Kaji 40 Y

Cards:

Gilberto 44 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Yoichi Doi
Goalkeeper Seigo Narazaki
Defender Yuichi Komano
Defender Teruyuki Moniwa
Defender Koji Nakata
Defender/Centre back Tsuneyasu Miyamoto
Midfielder Yasuhito Endo
Midfielder Takashi Fukunishi
Midfielder Shinji Ono
Forward Masashi Oguro

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Júlio César
Goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni
Defender Cafu
Defender Cris
Defender Roberto Carlos
Defender/Centre back Luisão
Midfielder Emerson
Midfielder Carlos Mineiro
Midfielder Ricardinho
Midfielder Ze Roberto
Forward Adriano
Forward Fred

Comments:

Japan finish bottom of Group F. Including 14 matches and five goals at the World Cup finals, Japan coach Zico scored 52 times in 72 international matches for Brazil.

Comments:

Brazil finish as winners of Group F. With his second goal, Ronaldo equalled Gerd Muller's all-time World Cup finals record of 14 goals. Had Brazil not conceded a goal in this game, they would have equalled the World Cup finals record of five consecutive clean sheets set by Italy in 1990.