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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.

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