Details of Japan's warm-up matches ahead of their 2006 World Cup campaign in Germany.
28 February 2006Naohiro Takahara gave Japan the lead on the break of half-time, but Zico's side needed a late equaliser from Hidetoshi Nakata.
Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-2 Japan
30 March 2006Substitute striker Hisato Sato struck six minutes from time to see off an stubborn Ecuador side.
Japan 1-0 Ecuador
9 May 2006
Seiichiro Maki scored in a team missing many big-name stars which went down to a last-minute Bulgaria winner.
Japan 1-2 Bulgaria
13 May 2006
The hosts dominated but could not break the deadlock. Akira Kaji went closest when his vicious drive hit the woodwork.
Japan 0-0 Scotland
30 May 2006
Germany needed two late headers from Miroslav Klose and Bastian Schweinsteiger to salvage a draw after Atsushi Yanagisawa and Naohiro Takahara put the visitors 2-0 ahead.
Germany 2-2 Japan
4 June 2006 A second-minute goal from Keiji Tamada gave a below-strength Japan side victory in Dusseldorf in their final World Cup warm-up game.
Japan 1-0 Malta
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