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Kubo & Hirakawa make Japan U-17 World Cup squad

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 - 00:21 JST
Kubo & Hirakawa make Japan U-17 World Cup squad

The Japan Football Association on Friday announced the country’s squad for the upcoming FIFA Under-17 World Cup, which will take place from October 6 through October 28 in India.

Included are FC Tokyo U-18 striker Takefusa Kubo and midfielder Rei Hirakawa, both of whom have played an active role in the J3 League with the club’s U-23 side.

Manager Yoshiro Moriyama’s boys will face Honduras, France, and New Caledonia in the group stage.


Japan squad for FIFA U-17 World Cup

GK:

Togo Umeda (Shimizu S-Pulse Youth)
Kosei Tani (Gamba Osaka Youth)
Zion Suzuki (Urawa Reds Junior Youth)

DF:

Nobuki Iketaka (Urawa Reds Youth)
Takumu Kemmotsu (Shimizu S-Pulse Youth)
Yukinari Sugawara (Nagoya Grampus U-18)
Yuki Kobayashi (Vissel Kobe U-18)
Taichi Yamasaki (Sanfrecce Hiroshima Youth)
Seiya Baba (Tokyo Verdy Youth)

MF:

Kohei Okuno (Gamba Osaka Youth)
Rei Hirakawa (FC Tokyo U-18)
Toichi Suzuki (Cerezo Osaka Youth)
Naoki Tsubaki (Yokohama F. Marinos Youth)
Shimpei Fukuoka (Kyoto Sanga U-18)
Hinata Kida (Cerezo Osaka U-18)
Soichiro Kozuki (Kyoto Sanga U-18)

FW:

Hiroto Yamada (Cerezo Osaka U-18)
Taisei Miyashiro (Kawasaki Frontale U-18)
Keito Nakamura (Mitsubishi Yowa SC Youth)
Takefusa Kubo (FC Tokyo U-18)
Koki Saito (Yokohama FC Youth)