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Ideguchi, Saito amongst Japan call-ups for Saudi Arabia match

Ideguchi, Saito amongst Japan call-ups for Saudi Arabia match

The Japan Football Association on Thursday announced its squad for the country’s upcoming international matches.

10 J.League players were called up by coach Vahid Halilhodzic, including Gamba Osaka midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi who earned his first senior selection.

The Samurai Blue will host Oman in the friendly Kirin Challenge Cup 2016 on November 11 at Kashima Stadium.

Halilhodzic’s men will then welcome Saudi Arabia to Saitama Stadium 2002 for a key FIFA 2018 World cup qualifier.


Japan Squad for November 2016 internationals

GK
Shusaku Nishikawa (Urawa Reds)
Masaaki Higashiguchi (Gamba Osaka)
Eiji Kawashima (Metz / France)

DF
Hiroki Sakai (Marseille / France)
Gotoku Sakai (Hamburger SV / Germany)
Yuto Nagatomo (Inter / Italy)
Tomoaki Makino (Urawa Reds)
Maya Yoshida (Southampton / England)
Masato Morishige (FC Tokyo)
Yuichi Maruyama (FC Tokyo)
Naomichi Ueda (Kashima Antlers)

MF
Makoto Hasebe (Eintracht Frankfurt / Germany)
Hotaru Yamaguchi (Cerezo Osaka)
Yosuke Ideguchi (Gamba Osaka)
Ryota Nagaki (Kashima Antlers)
Shinji Kagawa (Borussia Dortmund / Germany)
Hiroshi Kiyotake (Sevilla / Spain)
Yuki Kobayashi (SC Heerenveen / Netherlands)

FW
Keisuke Honda (AC Milan / Italy)
Takuma Asano (Stuttgart / Germany)
Genki Haraguchi (Hertha Berlin / Germany)
Manabu Saito (Yokohama F. Marinos)
Yuya Osaka (Koln / Germany)
Shinji Okazaki (Leicester City / England)
Yuya Kubo (BSC Young Boys / Switzerland)

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