WRAPUP 2-Soccer-World-Australia go down fighting to Brazil - Yahoo! Sport UK:
But Japan had chances of their own, the best of them when Atsushi Yanagisawa put the ball wide of a gaping goal with the outside of his right foot from close range when it would have been easier to score.
World Cup 2006 | Reuters.com:
Japan, having been let off, should have taken the lead early in the second half but striker Atsushi Yanagisawa, fed from the right by lively right back Akira Kaji, fluffed his finish badly, shooting well wide with the goal at his mercy.
Japan 0 - 0 Croatia - FIFA World Cup 2006 - Japan World Cup Team Blog:
The highlights of the match were goalkeeper Kawaguchi saving a penalty in the 22nd minute and Atsushi Yanagisawa missing from about 3 yards in front of goal. Definitely the miss of the tournament in my opinion.