|March 1988||International Tournament||Middle School 3rd Year||80'|
|Team||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
|Japan (U15)||1||3 (0)||4|
|France (U15)||3||1 (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), and 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.
Makoto Soda was sent off after getting his second yellow card in the 11th minute for commiting 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.