• Kyodo


Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni on Thursday brought Kawasaki Frontale midfielder Kengo Nakamura in from the cold for the upcoming 2014 World Cup qualifiers against North Korea and Uzbekistan and also handed Urawa Reds’ Genki Haraguchi the chance to make his senior national team debut.

But there was no place in the 23-man squad for Real Mallorca’s Akihiro Ienaga and Daisuke Matsui of Dijon, while Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo has been left out as he continues his recovery from a dislocated right shoulder.

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