Recap

Japan vs Brazil was the final match of the World Youth Tournament. The host team (Japan) faced the favourites (Brazil) in the National Stadium (Tokyo).

After a scoreless first half, Pepe came in for Brazil and helped Carlos Santana score the first goal of the match (59th minute). Right after that Taro Misaki replaced Mitsuru Sano and helped Tsubasa reverse the score, assisting him in the 69th minute and scoring the 2-1 with a twin shot between the two of them (88th minute).

Natureza made his tournament debut immediately after that goal, and scored an incredible goal from outside the penalty area against Genzo Wakabayashi (becoming the first person to do so) in overtime.

For the extra time, Ken Wakashimazu and Hanji Urabe replaced the injured Wakabayashi and Ryo Ishizaki, and Tsubasa scored the golden goal in the 110th minute with an assist from Misaki.

Details

Date League Season
September 1997 International Tournament High School 3rd Year

Results

Team1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Japan (U19)023
Brazil (U19)022

Japan (U19)

1Wakabayashi 17 GK 90'
6Misugi DF
4Ishizaki 24 DF 90'
5Jito DF
7Soda DF
12Matsuyama DM
20Aoi DM
10Tsubasa AM 69', 88', 110'
16Sano 11 AM
9Hyuga FW
18Nitta FW
11Misaki 16 AM 88'
17Wakashimazu 1 GK
24Urabe 4 DF

Brazil (U19)

1Salinas GK
2Alberto DF
3Giorgi DF
4Casa Grande DF
16Senaldo DF
8Dugo DM
15Marcio DM
5Silva 13 AM
6Branco 10 AM
7Leo FW
11Santana FW 59'
13Pepe 5 FW
10Natureza 6 AM 90+'