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JOHOR BAHRU, MALAYSIA - NOVEMBER 16: Yutaka Akita of Japan is seen prior to the FIFA World Cup France Asian Play-Off match between Japan and Iran at the Larkin Stadium on November 16, 1997 in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)

JOHOR BAHRU, MALAYSIA - NOVEMBER 16: Yutaka Akita of Japan is seen prior to the FIFA World Cup France Asian Play-Off match between Japan and Iran at the Larkin Stadium on November 16, 1997 in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)