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Last Updated: Tuesday, 30 May 2006, 21:27 GMT 22:27 UK
World Cup warm-up games
Details of Japan's warm-up matches ahead of their 2006 World Cup campaign in Germany.

28 February 2006
Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-2 Japan
Dortmund, Germany

  • Naohiro Takahara gave Japan the lead on the break of half-time, but Zico's side needed a late equaliser from Hidetoshi Nakata.

    30 March 2006
    Japan 1-0 Ecuador
    Oita, Japan

  • Substitute striker Hisato Sato struck six minutes from time to see off an stubborn Ecuador side.

    9 May 2006
    Japan 1-2 Bulgaria
    Osaka, Japan

  • Seiichiro Maki scored in a team missing many big-name stars which went down to a last-minute Bulgaria winner.

    13 May 2006
    Japan 0-0 Scotland
    Saitama, Japan

  • The hosts dominated but could not break the deadlock. Akira Kaji went closest when his vicious drive hit the woodwork.

    30 May 2006
    Germany 2-2 Japan
    Leverkusen, Germany

  • 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.

    4 June 2006
    Japan 1-0 Malta
    Dusseldorf, Germany

  • A second-minute goal from Keiji Tamada gave a below-strength Japan side victory in Dusseldorf in their final World Cup warm-up game.



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