Salzburg striker Takumi Minamino won his first senior national team call-up under Vahid Halilhodzic as the Japan coach named his squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Syria.
AC Milan’s Keisuke Honda and Dortmund’s Shinji Kagawa were included in the 23-man squad as expected, while there were call-ups for Hiroshi Kiyotake of Hannover, Sanfrecce Hiroshima defender Tsukasa Shiotani and Urawa Reds midfielder Yosuke Kashiwagi.
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