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Samurai Blue squad for Kirin Cup announced

Samurai Blue squad for Kirin Cup announced

The Japan Football Association on Thursday announced its squad for the upcoming Kirin Cup 2016, which takes place next month in Aichi and Osaka prefectures.

14 J.League players were selected for the team, including first time call-ups for Jubilo Iwata’s Yuki Kobayashi and Kawasaki Frontale’s Ryota Oshima.

Japan will face Bulgaria on June 3 at Toyota Stadium before playing either Bosnia & Herzegovina or Denmark on June 7 at Suita Stadium.


Japan Squad for Kirin Cup 2016

Goalkeepers

Eiji Kawashima (Dundee United / Scotland)
Masaaki Higashiguchi (Gamba Osaka)
Shusaku Nishikawa (Urawa Reds)


Defenders

Yuto Nagatomo (Inter / Italy)
Tomoaki Makino (Urawa Reds)
Masato Morishige (FC Tokyo)
Maya Yoshida (Southampton / England)
Yuichi Maruyama (FC Tokyo)
Hiroki Sakai (Hannover 96 / Germany)
Gotoku Sakai (Hamburger SV / Germany)
Gen Shoji (Kashima Antlers)


Midfielders

Makoto Hasebe (Eintracht Frankfurt / Germany)
Yosuke Kashiwagi (Urawa Reds)
Shinji Kagawa (Borussia Dortmund / Germany)
Hiroshi Kiyotake (Hannover 96 / Germany)
Yuki Kobayashi (Jubilo Iwata)
Ryota Oshima (Kawasaki Frontale)
Wataru Endo (Urawa Reds)


Forwards

Shinji Okazaki (Leicester City / England)
Keisuke Honda (AC Milan / Italy)
Yu Kobayashi (Kawasaki Frontale)
Mu Kanazaki (Kashima Antlers)
Genki Haraguchi (Hertha Berlin / Germany)
Takashi Usami (Gamba Osaka)
Takuma Asano (Sanfrecce Hiroshima)

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