Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adult’s Small
Chest Measurement: 36-38 Inches / 92-97 CM
Colour: Blue, red & white trim
Player: Yuji Nakazawa
Official Adidas Japan home shirt from the 2004/05 international season. Complete with Nakazawa #22 on the front & back of the shirt in original lettering.
This is Adidas' superior 'player issue' version of the jersey, as worn by the players. It features an second layer sewn into the outer garment designed to aid temperature control, transfer manufacturer logo and national crest on the chest.
Condition of this vintage football jersey is 9/10 – Superb (see photos).
Philippe Troussier called him up for Japan national team. Nakazawa played in Olympic qualifiers as well as the finals in Sydney. Troussier promoted him to a full international. His first international appearance came on 8 September 1999 in a friendly against Iran.
He was a member of the Japan team who won the 2000 AFC Asian Cup in Lebanon. He played three games in the competition. However, he was not selected for the 2002 FIFA World Cup finals as Yutaka Akita was preferred.
Under new national manager Zico, he partnered with Tsuneyasu Miyamoto at the back line. He participated in the 2004 AFC Asian Cup finals. He played in all the Japan matches and scored three goals, one of which was a stoppage time equaliser in the semi-final against Bahrain, and Japan went on to win the title again.
He also played in the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany but the team failed to proceed to the knockout stage. After the tournament, he announced his retirement from the international football at the age of 28. However, six months later, he withdrew his decision and Ivica Osim played him in a friendly against Peru on 24 March 2007.
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