Date League Season Full Time
January 1988 International Tournament Middle School 3rd Year 60'


Team1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Japan (U15)235
Argentina (U15)314


Japan vs Argentinawas the last of the group matches of the International Junior Youth Tournament in Captain Tsubasa. It would define the winner of Group C that would advance to the semifinals. Japan needed to win, as a draw would be enough for Argentina having destroyed Italy in the previous game.

Argentina scored in the first minute thanks to an acrobatic cartwheel shot from Juan Diaz, assisted by Alan Pascal. In the 7th minute the same tandem performed a similar play for the 2-0. Diaz scored again in the 10th minute using a Drive Shoot. Shortly afterwards Kojiro Hyuga shortened the difference with a Tiger Shot assited by captain Tsubasa. In the last play of the half, the Tachibana brothers Kazuo and Masao scored with a Twin Shot.

Taro Misaki tied the game (3-3) assisted by Tsubasa in the 7th minute of the second half. However, Diaz gave the lead to Argenina again after dribbling eight japanese players and shooting into an empty goal. Hyuga tied the game again with a Tiger Diving Header from Tsubasa’s high ball. With only five minutes remaining, Jun Misugi entered the pitch, and scored the final goal of the game with only two minutes remaining.

Japan (U15)

1Wakashimazu GK
5Jito DF
7Soda DF
12Matsuyama DF
14Ishizaki DF
2M. Tachibana 8 DM 30'
3K. Tachibana 16 DM 30'
10Tsubasa AM
11Misaki AM 37'
9Hyuga FW 15', 49'
18Nitta 24 FW
8Izawa 2 DM
16Sano 3 AM
24Misugi 18 AM 58'

Argentina (U15)

1Galtoni GK
5Galván DF
10Díaz AM 1', 7', 10', 48'
12Pascal FW