|Born||28/01/1980 - Kagoshima|
|Honours||Asian Champions League : 2008 (Gamba Osaka); Asian Cup : 2004, 2011 (Japan)|
|Clubs||Gamba Osaka, Japan|
Italy booked their semi-final place as they snatched a barely-deserved victory from a pulsating game in Recife to dump Japan out of the Confederations Cup.
Italy secured a place in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup following a thrilling 4-3 win over Japan in Recife.