Striker Nagai joins Japan squad


The Japan Football Association said Tuesday that Nagoya Grampus striker Kensuke Nagai has been added to Vahid Halilhodzic’s squad for Thursday’s friendly against Iraq and next week’s World Cup qualifier against Singapore.

Nagai was set to join up with the squad for training in Yokohama on Tuesday afternoon.

His Grampus teammate and fellow striker Kengo Kawamata sat out Japan training with a bruised right thigh on Monday after getting banged up in the J. League over the weekend.