• Kyodo


Urawa Reds striker Shinzo Koroki will head to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics as the third and final overage player to be selected, the Japan Football Association announced Thursday.

Koroki and Urawa have been in discussions with the JFA over the call-up, and the 29-year-old will now join defenders Tsukasa Shiotani (Sanfrecce Hiroshima) and Hiroki Fujiharu (Gamba Osaka) as the overage players in Makoto Teguramori’s 18-man squad to be announced July 1.

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