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Gamba Osaka midfielder Yasuhito Endo sat out training Friday as injury-hit Japan held its first session after arriving in Doha for a mini camp ahead of next Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier away to Oman.

Endo, who made a record 123rd appearance for Japan in a recent friendly against Brazil, had to have nine stitches in his chin after clashing with an opponent in Gamba’s 2-2 draw away to Kashiwa Reysol in the J. League on Wednesday.

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