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Friday, 17 May, 2002, 13:30 GMT 14:30 UK Japan
Japan Japan
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Masashi Nakayama

Career
DOB:
 23.09.67
Caps:
 49
Goals:
 21

World Cup 2002
Appearances:
 1
Goals:
 0
Bookings:
 1
Sendings off:
 0
Masashi Nakayama
Club:Jubilo Iwata
Position:Forward

Nakayama is expected to bow out of international football this summer in front of his home crowd.

He turns 35 in September and, as such, is one of the veterans of the Japan squad.

His dribbling skills remain a weak point and he probably no longer has the energy levels for a full 90 minutes of football.

Despite that, his experience and his incredible finishing ability should mean he will play a part in every game.



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