Yellow cards: 0
Red cards: 0
Free-kicks (against): 25
Coach: Daniel Passarella
Yellow cards: 3 (Ihara, Nakanishi, Hirano)
Red cards: 0
Free-kicks (against): 37
Coach: Takeshi Okada
5 min: Nakata's floated free-kick causes confusion among Argentine defenders.
7 min: Five-man Japanese move emphasises their confidence and Argentina's nervous start.
10 min: Soma's header from slightly offside position again puts defence under pressure.
15 min: Argentina's first positive shot, from Lopez, flies wide.
20 min: Confident Nakata bends free-kick wide.
22 min: Argentina's first corner fails.
25 min: Good safe handling by Japan keeper.
26 min: Yellow card for Ihara (foul on Ortega).
27 min: Argentina undeservedly take lead. Ball bounces off Nanami to Batistuta who places in careful shot.
37 min: Batistuta stretches to meet cross. Heads against post. Ball rebounds to Lopez. Shot well held by Kawaguchi.
44 min: Ortega wriggles through three tackles but solidly blocked by good covering.
55 min: Nakata breaks through midfield but wastes shooting chance.
61 min: Balbo brought on to support Batistuta.
67 min: Yellow card for Nakanishi (rugged tackle on Ortega).
69 min: Excellent save by Kawaguchi from Simeone as Argentina maintain long period of pressure.
72 min: Sensini off after painful finger injury when hit by ball.
76 min: Nakata again plays clever through ball. Narahashi slices careless shot away from danger.
77 min: Tired Japan let Batistuta clean through. Hits post but called back for offside.
82 min: Akita almost brings Japan joy. Header from close in slides tantalisingly past post.
89 min: Japan almost equalise as Nakanishi's cross is hit by substitute Lopes. Ball deflects for corner.
91 min: Yellow card for Hirano (foul on Zanetti).Reuse content