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Nineteen-year-old Cerezo Osaka wunderkind Takumi Minamino was one of Japan’s seven World Cup reserves named by the Japan Football Association on Tuesday.

Minamino, one of the top prospects in Japan who was tipped to make Alberto Zaccheroni’s 23 for Brazil, was joined by Sagan Tosu target man Yohei Toyoda, Hertha Berlin’s Hajime Hosogai, and the Sanfrecce Hiroshima pair of Hiroki Mizumoto and Takuto Hayashi.

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