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09/08/2012

Japan squad named for Venezuela friendly

The Japan squad to play against Venezuela in a Kirin Challenge Cup friendly match in Sapporo was announced Thursday in Tokyo.
    
    The match is to kick off at 7:30 p.m. on August 15 at Sapporo Dome.

Squad

Goalkeepers―KAWASHIMA Eiji (Standard Liege), NISHIKAWA Shusaku (Sanfrecce Hiroshima), GONDA Shuichi (FC Tokyo)

Defenders―KOMANO Yuichi (Jubilo Iwata), IWAMASA Daiki (Kashima Antlers), INOHA Masahiko (Vissel Kobe), MIZUMOTO Hiroki (Sanfrecce Hiroshima), NAGATOMO Yuto (Inter Milan), MAKINO Tomoaki (Urawa Reds), YOSHIDA Maya (VVV Venlo), SAKAI Gotoku (VfB Stuttgart)

Midfielders―ENDO Yasuhito (Gamba Osaka), NAKAMURA Kengo (Kawasaki Frontale), HASEBE Makoto (VfL Wolfsburg), HOSOGAI Hajime (Bayer Leverkusen), HONDA Keisuke (CSKA Moscow), TAKAHASHI Hideto (FC Tokyo)

Forwards―MAEDA Ryoichi (Jubilo Iwata), FUJIMOTO Jungo (Nagoya Grampus), OKAZAKI Shinji (VfB Stuttgart), HAVENAAR Mike (SBV Vitesse), KAGAWA Shinji (Manchester United), MIYAICHI Ryo (Arsenal)

Coach―Alberto ZACCHERONI (Italy)