Japan v Iran, 16 November 1997

Score3-2 to Japan
RefereeDiaz Vega
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Asia play-off
VenueLarkin Stadium, JOHOR BAHRU MALAYSIA
Attendance22,000

3  Japan

Manager: Takeshi Okada

2  Iran

Manager: Tomislav Ivic

Goals:

Masashi Nakayama 39 G
Shoji Jo 76 G
Masayuki Okano 118 G

Goals:

Khodadad Azizi 46 G
Ali Daei 59 G

Starting lineup:

Defender Yutaka Akita
Defender Masami Ihara (captain)
Defender Akira Narahashi
Defender Naoki Soma
Midfielder Hidetoshi Nakata
Midfielder Hiroshi Nanami
Midfielder Motohiro Yamaguchi
Forward Kazuyoshi Miura

Substitutions:

Shoji Jo for Kazuyoshi Miura 63
Wagner Lopes for Masashi Nakayama 63
Masayuki Okano for Tsuyoshi Kitazawa 90

Substitutions:

Mehrdad Minavand for Ali Akbar Ostad Asadi 55
Mehdi Pashazadeh for Janat Zarinche 65
Ali Asghar Modir Rousta for Majid Maaiou Motlagh 80

Cards:

Masami Ihara Y

Cards:

Mehdi Mahdavikia Y
Mehrdad Minavand Y
Ali Akbar Ostad Asadi Y
Mohamed Khakpour Y
Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh Y
Khodadad Azizi Y

On the bench:

Forward Shoji Jo
Forward Wagner Lopes
Forward Masayuki Okano

On the bench:

Defender Mehdi Pashazadeh
Midfielder Mehrdad Minavand