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Japan manager Javier Aguirre turned to the tried and trusted for upcoming friendlies against Honduras and Australia, recalling several veterans on Wednesday for the last warm-ups ahead of the Asian Cup.

Aguirre recalled two-time World Cup captain Makoto Hasebe, Gamba Osaka midfielders Yasuhito Endo and Yasuyuki Konno and Schalke defender Atsuto Uchida for the final matches of the World Cup year.

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