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Versatile Dutch-based defender Sai van Wermeskerken was among 22 named to Japan’s under-23 national side for its tour of Portugal starting next week, the Japan Football Association announced on Monday.

Van Wermeskerken, born to a Dutch father and Japanese mother, received his first call-up to Makoto Teguramori’s side, which leaves for Lisbon next Monday.

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