Japan's 2022 FIFA World Cup star performers Kaoru Mitoma and Ritsu Doan were named in Hajime Moriyasu's 26-man squad on Wednesday for the team's upcoming home friendlies against Uruguay and Colombia.

There were 10 changes from the manager's squad from Qatar, with veteran defenders Maya Yoshida, Yuto Nagatomo and Hiroki Sakai as well as attacker Takumi Minamino being the notable absentees, while Celtic duo Kyogo Furuhashi and Reo Hatate remain overlooked.

Three young J. League-based defenders, Ryotaro Tsunoda, Kashif Bangnagande and Riku Handa, got their first call-ups alongside LASK attacker Keito Nakamura, who has been in superb scoring form in Austria.