Date League Season Full Time
March 1988 International Tournament Middle School 3rd Year 80'


Team1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Japan (U15)13 (0)4
France (U15)31 (0)4


Japan vs France was the second semifinal game of the International Junior Youth Tournament in Captain Tsubasa.

The match ended in a draw (4-4) with many calls from the referee benefiting France, such us sending off Makoto Soda or not allowing a goal for Japan at the end of the first half. After a scoreless extra time, Japan won on the penalty shootout 5-4 and advance to the final against Germany. Kojiro Hyuga, Hikaru Matsuyama, Taro Misaki, Jun Misugi and Tsubasa Ozora scored their penalty kicks, and Ken Wakashimazu stopped Louise Napoleon‘s shoot.

As we mentioned, Soda was sent off after getting his second yellow card in the 10th minute for committing a foul on Napoleon while fight for a high ball in the penalty area. The subsequent penalty kick was transformed by France’s captain Elle Sid Pierre.

Japan (U15)

1Wakashimazu GK
5Jito DF
7Soda DF 5', 10'
12Matsuyama DF
14Ishizaki DF
8Izawa 24 DM 40'
10Tsubasa AM 3', 45'
11Misaki AM 60+'
16Sano 2 AM
9Hyuga FW 37'
19Sorimachi 3 FW
24Misugi 8 AM
2M. Tachibana 16 AM
3K. Tachibana 19 AM

France (U15)

1Amoros GK
10Pierre AM 5', 12', 55'
11Bossis FW
20Napoleon FW 20'