Japan v Saudi Arabia, 15 November 2006

Score3-1 to Japan
RefereeMark Shield
CompetitionAFC Asian Cup Group A
VenueSapporo Dome, Sapporo
Attendance40,965

3  Japan

Manager: Ivan Osim

1  Saudi Arabia

Manager: Fahad Musaybih

Goals:

Marcus Tulio Tanaka 20 G
Kazuki Ganaha 29 G
Kazuki Ganaha 50 G

Goals:

Yasser Al-Qahtani penalty 33 P

Starting lineup:

Defender Akira Kaji
Defender Yūichi Komano
Midfielder Yuki Abe
Midfielder Yasuyuki Konno
Midfielder Kengo Nakamura
Midfielder Keita Suzuki
Forward Kazuki Ganaha
Forward Seiichiro Maki

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Yasser Al Mosailem
Defender Ahmed Dokhi
Defender Hussein Sulaimani (captain)
Defender Redah Tukar
Midfielder Omar Al Ghamdi
Midfielder Saleh Al Saqri
Midfielder Mohammed Ameen

Substitutions:

Satoru Yamagishi for Alessandro Santos Alex 65
Daiki Takamatsu for Kazuki Ganaha 74
Naotake Hanyu for Seiichiro Maki 87

Substitutions:

Ahmed Al Suwailh for Eisa Mohammed Al Mahyani 56
Mohammad Al Shalhoub for Mohammed Ameen 63
Hassan Muath for Ahmed Dokhi 77

Cards:

Kengo Nakamura 38 Y
Akira Kaji 39 Y

Cards:

Hamad Al Montashari 90 Y
Hamad Al Montashari 90 R

On the bench:

Midfielder Naotake Hanyu
Midfielder Satoru Yamagishi
Forward Daiki Takamatsu

On the bench:

Defender Hassan Muath