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Aoyama tested for appendicitis

Kyodo

Sanfrecce Hiroshima midfielder Toshihiro Aoyama pulled out of the Japan squad with suspected appendicitis, the Japan Football Association said Saturday.

Aoyama complained of stomach pains after Japan’s 3-0 win over Guatemala in a friendly in Osaka on Friday night. He was diagnosed with suspected appendicitis after undergoing tests and was kept in the hospital overnight as a precaution.