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Veteran Iwamasa to join Thai club

Kyodo

Former Japan defender Daiki Iwamasa will continue his playing career in Thailand, J. League first-division side Kashima Antlers announced Monday.

The 31-year-old Iwamasa played in 18 games for Antlers last season but rarely appeared on the pitch in the second half of the season and was not offered a new contract. His next club will be Thailand Premier League outfit BEC Tero Sasana.

Iwamasa has scored 35 goals over his 290 J1 games and represented Japan at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and the 2011 Asia Cup.