Inaugurated in March
Inaugurated in March of 1998, the International Stadium Yokohama can be viewed as one of the modern-day imitable venues in the game, known most for hosting the first ever FIFA World Cup™ final on Asian soil.Located in Japan's second largest city, which lies south of Tokyo on Tokyo Bay, the stadium reflects its bustling home with the highest capacity in the country at 72,327.The stadium hosted three first round matches at the monumental 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan, most notably Japan's second group stage match against Russia, in which the host nation won their first ever World Cup gameJunichi Inamoto sending the blue wave of Japanese fans into delirium Fifa 16 Coins .
The stadium also hosted the Republic of Ireland's 3-0 win over Saudi Arabia and Ecuador's narrow 1-0 win over Croatia.As much as the three group games at the International Stadium Yokohama contributed to the long-lasting memories of the tournament, it was the final between Germany and Brazil on 30 June 2002 that will live eternal.
Scenes of Ronaldo skipping away with his now-iconic, unfinished buzzcut and captain Cafu lifting the World Cup trophy will be a part of the fabric of football history forever, and the International Stadium Yokohama is the proud home of these everlasting memories.Not only is the stadium known for hosting World Cup matches, it was also the home to several high-profile FIFA Club World Cup matches, including finals spanning from 2003 to 2012. The elite clubs in the world needed a suitable home to compete, and the International Stadium Yokohama proved to be a fitting destination for several years Fifa 16 XBOX One Coins .