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Tuesday, 18 June, 2002, 06:30 GMT 07:30 UK
Clockwatch: Japan 0-1 Turkey

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All the action from the last 16 game in Miyagi.

93 mins: The whistle goes to end the co-hosts' World Cup campaign. The Japan players matched their fans for passion and commitment but their lack of quality up front proved their downfall. A solid-looking Turkey side go through to play Senegal in the last eight courtesy of Umit Davala's early header.

91 mins: Hakan Sukur gives a free-kick away in a dangerous area on the edge of the box and receives a booking for his troubles. The cross is headed over for a corner but an infringement in the box sees Turkey escape.

90 mins: Three extra minutes for the co-hosts to reward their fans with a late goal.

89 mins: Akinori Nishizawa creates space for himself on the edge of the area, but his shot fails to match his turn and his fires high and wide.

87 mins: Naoki Matsuda's long-range shot is blocked and the ball falls kindly to Turkey keeper Rustu Recber.

85 mins: Last throw of the dice time as Japan bring on Hiroaki Morishima for Daisuke Ichikawa to the approval of the fans.

84 mins: Hasan Sas goes off for Tayfur Havutcu. The Turkish attacker takes his time in exiting the pitch to the disgust of the home fans.

82 mins: The Japan players begin to look frustrated as their passes continue to go astray and goalscoring chances are at a premium.

79 mins: Akinori Nishizawa provides a brief moment of excitement as he turns and shoots from distance, but his effort is on the rise and Rustu Recber is able to watch it fly over the bar.

77 mins: Japan appear to have run out of ideas as Turkey remain content to sit back and absorb any pressure from the co-hosts.

74 mins: The goalscorer Umit Davala is substituted for Nihat Kahveci look to defend their slim lead.

72 mins: Every incident is met with some form of reaction by the crowd. Umit Davala overhits a cross and looks like it could cause some danger to Seigo Narazaki's goal, but the keeper backpedals and holds onto the ball comfortably.

70 mins: Turkey break with Hasan Sas and the home fans go quiet as he is blocked in the area, but the referee turns away his penalty claims.

69 mins: The crowd turn up the volume as they earn a free-kick in a dangerous area, but the ball in is poor and easily cleared.

68 mins: Turkey still look just as capable of getting the second goal of the game as they earn two successive corners and remain happy to hit Japan on the break.

66 mins: Japan continue to look for gaps in the Turkish defence. Hidetoshi Nakata tries to slide a ball into Akinori Nishizawa but his pass is just overhit.

63 mins: Takayuki Suzuki finds space in the area but his first touch lets him down and he is unable to get off a shot as Alpay Ozalan is quick to clear.

62 mins: Tomokazu Myojin tries his luck from long-range but his shot is just wide of Rustu Recber's right-hand upright.

60 mins: Akinori Nishizawa gets up well to meet an inswinging ross but his powerful header is straight at Rustu Recber when the forward should have done better.

59 mins: Hasan Sas has a chance to double the Turkish lead when he sidesteps two defenders, but his shot is straight at the keeper.

58 mins: The crowd continue their almost constant backing for their team.

55 mins: A dangerous cross from Kazuyuki Toda gives Turkey a nervous moment when Alpay Ozalan appears to slice his attempted clearance, but Japan can't take advantage.

52 mins: The ball falls to Hidetoshi Nakata on the edge of the area, but he fails to get hold of his volley and his shot is straight at Rustu Recber.

50 mins: Takayuki Suzuki goes down under a challenge from Alpay Ozalan in the area but his penalty appeals are dismissed by Italian referee Pierluigi Collina.

49 mins: Bulent Korkmaz is the next to go down under a sliding challenge from Akinori Nishizawa. He is taken off on a stretcher but looks to be okay.

46 mins: Daisuke Ichikawa is straight into the action as he is felled by Hakan Unsal. Ichikawa eventually gets to his feet.

46 mins: The game restarts with Japan bringing on Daisuke Ichikawa for Junichi Inamoto and Alex surprisingly replaced by Takayuki Suzuki.


45 mins: The referee blows for half-time with Turkey ahead 1-0 through an early goal from Umit Davala. Japan will be disappointed with their lack of scoring opportunities, despite seeing the majority of the ball.

45 mins: Kazuyuki Toda is the first Japan player to earn a yellow card for a late challenge.

43 mins: Alex is becoming more of an influence and he is again fouled after going on a run, earning Shinji Ono a booking. From the free-kick Alex almost gets on the end of a dangerous cross, but he is just beaten to the ball.

41 mins: Alpay Ozalan fouls Hidetoshi Nakata right on the edge of the area. From the free-kick the Brazilian-born Alex smacks the ball against the bar with Rustu Recber well beaten.

39 mins: Alex finds space in the box and crosses, Akinori Nishizawa tangles with a Turkish defender and the referee blows his whistle. But the Japan striker is adjudged to have caused the offence.

37 mins: Yildiray Basturk tries his luck from long-range but fails to get hold of the ball and it is straight at the keeper, to the relief of the home fans.

36 mins: Turkey continue to present danger on the counterattack and Hasan Sas almost gets onto a through ball.

34 mins: Japan are enjoying the majority of the possession but are struggling to convert it into decent chances. More good build-up play is ruined by a poor cross and the home fans show their frustrations.

29 mins: Some good build-up play by Japan ends with a useful ball into the box by Hidetoshi Nakata, but again Rustu Recber is out swiftly to collect.

27 mins: Despite their team being down and the rain continuing to pour down the Japanese fans remain upbeat and every kick or small piece of skill is met with encouragement.

25 mins: Hakan Sukur gets up high to win a knock down to Hasan Sas but his long-range shot is just over the bar.

23 mins: Hakan Sukur tries an ambitious chip from a narrow angle but Seigo Narazaki saves comfortably.

21 mins: A good run by Alex is ended by a challenge from Alpay Ozalan, earning the Turkish defender the first booking of the game. The free-kick is wasted when the ball is played to an unaware Junichi Inamoto.

19 mins: Akinori Nishizawa releases Alex but his shot is from a tight angle and Rustu Recber.

18 mins: A dangerous cross from the left almost finds the head of Hakan Sukur, but Tsuneyasu Miyamoto gets an important flick on the ball to send it out for a corner. This time the Japanese marking is much tighter and the ball is cleared.

17 mins: An ambitious shot from Alex is well over the bar, but the co-hosts are enjoying more of the possession.

14 mins: The crowd try to inspire their side into an instant response and Akinori Nishizawa races into the box to force a corner. Hidetoshi Nakata's cross is cleared.

12 mins: The home fans are quietened when Turkey get a corner. Umit Davala rises unmarked to head the ball home from an Ergun Penbe centre.
Japan 0-1 Turkey.

9 mins: Alex finds space on the left but his deflected cross hits the side-netting, Turkey clear the corner.

7 mins: There is a party atmosphere in the stadium, with the home fans getting well behind their heroes.

6 mins: Turkey get a free-kick from outside the area but it is badly worked and there is no danger to the Japanese goal.

4 mins: Hidetoshi Nakata is fouled to the disgust of the majority of the 49,000 fans. From the resulting free-kick Alex almost gets on the end of the cross but Rustu Recber gets to the ball first.

1 min: Turkey have the first attack when Yildiray Basturk races into the box, but Seigo Narazaki comes out quickly to gather.

0730 BST: The game kicks-off in the pouring rain in Miyagi.


Japan: Seigo Narazaki; Naoki Matsuda, Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, Koji Nakata; Tomokazu Myojin, Junichi Inamoto, Hidetoshi Nakata, Kazuyuki Toda, Shinji Ono; Alex, Akinori Nishizawa.

Turkey: Rustu Recber; Fatih Akyel, Bulent Korkmaz, Alpay Ozalan, Hakan Unsal; Umit Davala, Tugay Kerimoglu, Yildiray Basturk, Ergun Penbe, Hasan Sas; Hakan Sukur.

Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy).


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