Memories of Nakata's last match

 His last game at the World Cup, definitely. His last game for Japan, possibly.
But never his last game as a professional.

I think he knew that his career would be all downhill from here, and he has never given the impression that he would like to prolong his career just for the sake of it, moving from club to club, at a lower and lower level, for another pay packet until his mid-30s.