• Kyodo


Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni has handed Jubilo Iwata striker Hiroki Yamada, Kashiwa Reysol defender Wataru Hashimoto and FC Tokyo midfielder Hideto Takahashi their first callups for a three-day training camp beginning Monday in Chiba Prefecture.

Zaccheroni named a 23-man squad of domestic-based players Sunday that also includes Cerezo Osaka striker Hiroshi Kiyotake and four other players from the Under-23 national team that has qualified for this summer’s London Olympics.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.