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Endo, Maruyama called up to Samurai Blue squad

Endo, Maruyama called up to Samurai Blue squad

Urawa Reds’ Wataru Endo and FC Tokyo’s Yuichi Maruyama have been called up to Japan’s national team for their upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The announcement from the Japan Football Association comes after defenders Tomoaki Makino and Yuto Nagatomo were forced to withdraw from the squad due to injuries.

11 J.League players are in the current roster for the Samurai Blue, who will host UAE on September 1 before traveling to face Thailand on September 6.

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