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Kubo amongst selections for Argentina-bound Japan U-19

Kubo amongst selections for Argentina-bound Japan U-19

The Japan Football Association on Thursday announced its squad for the Japan Under-19 national team’s upcoming training camp in Argentina.

Amongst the players selected are FC Tokyo U-18 striker Takefusa Kubo as well as Kawasaki Frontale’s Ko Itakura.

The defender on Wednesday participated in his team’s MEIJI YASUDA 2016 J.League Championship semi-final match against Kashima Antlers.

The potential future Tokyo 2020 candidates will face Argentina U-19s in a pair of friendlies on December 5 and 7.


JAPAN U-19 SQUAD:

Goalkeepers

Ryosuke Kojima (Waseda University)
Louis Yamaguchi (FC Lorient / France)
Tomoya Wakahara (Kyoto Sanga U-18)

Defenders

Ko Itakura (Kawasaki Frontale)
Itsuki Urata (FC Ryukyu)
Yuta Nakayama (Kashiwa Reysol)
Tomoki Iwata (Oita Trinita)
Koki Machida (Kashima Antlers)
So Fujitani (Vissel Kobe)
Kakeru Funaki (Cerezo Osaka U-18)
Daiki Hashioka (Urawa Reds Youth)

Midfielders

Daisuke Sakai (Oita Trinita)
Koji Miyoshi (Kawasaki Frontale)
Yoichi Naganuma (Sanfrecce Hiroshima)
Mizuki Ichimaru (Gamba Osaka)
Keita Endo (Yokohama F. Marinos)
Atsushi Kurokawa (Omiya Ardija)
Teruki Hara (Funabashi High School)
Kota Watanabe (Tokyo Verdy Youth)
Takehiro Tomoyasu (Avispa Fukuoka)

Forwards

Masashi Wada (Yokohama F. Marinos)
Koki Ogawa (Jubilo Iwata)
Takefusa Kubo (FC Tokyo U-18)

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