• Kyodo


World Cup midfielder Yasuhito Endo will miss Gamba Osaka’s Nabisco Cup quarterfinal first leg against Sanfrecce Hiroshima on Wednesday because of a sore calf, it was announced on Tuesday.

Endo hurt his left calf in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Jubilo Iwata in the J. League, forcing manager Akira Nishino to pull him out of the clash with Sanfrecce at Big Arch.

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