When Hidetoshi Nakata hung up his boots after Germany 2006, Japan craved a new hero. They found one in the shape of Shunsuke Nakamura.
The FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 will be the ninth edition of the tournament. Here, FIFA.com picks out nine key stats as Saturday’s opening match draws ever closer.
Yokohama Marinos conceded an equaliser in injury time as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Ventforet Kofu, surrendering their top place to Omiya Ardija in the J.League standings on Saturday.