Japan v Croatia, 08 June 1997

Score4-3 to Japan
RefereeKIM Kwang Taik
CompetitionKIRIN JAPAN CUP Final
VenueYoyoki National Stadium, Tokyo
Attendance50,136

4  Japan

Manager: Shu Kamo

3  Croatia

Manager: Miroslav Blazevic

Goals:

Takashi Hirano 34 G
Kazuyoshi Miura 49 G
Kazuyoshi Miura 53 G
Hiroaki Morishima 89 G

Goals:

Aljoša Asanović 77 G
Aljoša Asanović penalty 79 P
Goran Vlaović 90 G

Starting lineup:

Defender Yutaka Akita
Defender Masami Ihara (captain)
Defender Tadashi Nakamura
Defender Toshihide Saito
Defender Naoki Soma
Midfielder Takashi Hirano
Midfielder Yasuto Honda
Midfielder Hidetoshi Nakata
Midfielder Hiroshi Nanami
Forward Kazuyoshi Miura

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Dražen Ladić
Defender Darko Butorović
Defender Nikola Jerkan
Defender Dario Simić
Midfielder Aljoša Asanović
Midfielder Andrija Balajic
Midfielder Nenad Pralija
Midfielder Robert Prosinecki
Forward Igor Cvitanovic
Forward Goran Vlaović

Substitutions:

Motohiro Yamaguchi for Yasuto Honda 53
Hiroaki Morishima for Hidetoshi Nakata 77
Teruyoshi Ito for Takashi Hirano 77

Substitutions:

Ivo Ergovic for Dubravko Pavličić 46
Krunoslav Jurčić for Nenad Pralija 59
Tomislav Erceg for Robert Prosinecki 74

Cards:

Yutaka Akita Y
Yasuto Honda Y
Hiroshi Nanami Y

Cards:

Dubravko Pavličić Y
Krunoslav Jurčić Y

On the bench:

Midfielder Teruyoshi Ito
Midfielder Hiroaki Morishima
Midfielder Motohiro Yamaguchi

On the bench:

Defender Ivo Ergovic
Midfielder Krunoslav Jurčić
Forward Tomislav Erceg