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Sunday, 9 June, 2002, 11:16 GMT 12:16 UK
Japan v Russia photos
The opening stages of the game were keenly contested

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Japan's Atsushi Yanagisawa puts Russia defender Viktor Onopko under pressure early on
Russia coach Oleg Romantsev ponders his next tactical switch

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Russia coach Oleg Romantsev looks on nervously as his side struggle to make an impression
Igor Semshov gets a foot in to stop a Japan attack

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Japan's Tomokazu Myojin and Igor Semshov battle to gain control of the midfield
Ruslan Pimenov just fails to get to the ball ahead of Japan's goalkeeper

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Japan goalkeeper Seigo Narazaki keeps his side in the game with a brave stop at the feet of Ruslan Pimenov
Inamoto finds the perfect angle to beat Russia's Ruslan Nigamatullin

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Junichi Inamoto slots the ball home with a cool finish to put Japan in front
Inamoto takes the acclaim after his excellent second-half goal

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Goalscorer Junichi Inamoto is delighted after putting Japan in the lead in the 51st minute
Beschastnykh rounded the goalkeeper but hit his shot into the side netting

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Vladimir Beschastnykh holds his head after a bad miss cost Russia the chance to equalise

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