Nankatsu vs Toho (Final)

Nankatsu vs Toho was the final match of the Middle School National Tournament. This confrontation was an epic battle where both teams gave everything they had.

At the end of regular time, the score was 3-3, with both team captains (Kojiro Hyuga and Tsubasa Ozora) scoring a hat-trick. In extra time (two halves of ten minutes) each of them scored another goal, so the score was a 4-4 tie at the final whistle. The rules did not contemplate a penalty shoot-out, so both teams were declared champions.

Nankatsu vs Furano (Semifinals)

Nankatsu vs Furano was one of the semifinals of the Middle School National Tournament.

Hikaru Matsuyama scored the first goal of the game in the 10th minute, with a long shot after a sliding pass from Haruo Kaneda. In the 28th minute Tsubasa Ozora tied the match with an overhead kick.

In the second half, Mamoru Izawa scored the 2-1 with a 5 meter dive header. Kazumasa Oda tied the match with another header in the last minute of regular time.

The whole match was a fierce fight between team captains Tsubasa and Matsuyama, but in the end Nankatsu got the victory thanks to  Tsubasa’s goal during loss time.

Toho vs Meiwa (Semifinals)

Toho vs Meiwa was one of the semifinals of the Middle School National Tournament in Captain Tsubasa. With Kojiro Hyuga in the bench, Ken Wakashimazu captained the team.

After a goalless first half, Meiwa Higashi scored the first goal of the match early in the second half thanks to Noboru Sawaki, who put in the net a loose ball repelled by Wakashimazu after Hiromichi Hori‘s shoot.

However, in the 45th minute Kazuki Sorimachi tied the game assisted by Takeshi Sawada. And in the final moments of the match Wakashimazu scored the winning goal assisted by Sorimachi.

Furano vs Minami Uwa (Quarterfinals)

Furano vs Minami Uwa was one of the quarterfinals of the Middle School National Tournament.

Minamiuwa scored in the first half, but Furano made a comeback in the second half, thanks to his captain Hikaru Matsuyama, who scored the 1-1 and assisted forward Kazumasa Oda in the winning goal.

Nankatsu vs Hanawa (3rd Round)

Nankatsu vs Hanawa was one of the third round matches of the Middle School National Tournament.

Hajime Taki scored in the 1st minute of the game, and Teppei Kisugi put the 2-0 in the 15th. Both goals were assisted by Tsubasa Ozora. In the 17th minute Kazuo Tachibana scored for Hanawa, assisted by Yoshiharu Ono.

For the second half Hanawa’s giant Yuichiro Daimaru entered the pitch. He assisted the Tachibana brothers for the tying goal in the 37th minute. However, Tsubasa scored the winning goal for Tsubasa with just one minute remaining in the clock.

Nankatsu vs Nishikigaoka (2nd Round)

Nankatsu vs Nishikigaoka was one of the second round matches of the Middle School National Tournament in Captain Tsubasa. Nankatsu advanced to the next round easily.