Experienced Tottenham forward Mana Iwabuchi was a surprise casualty when Japan coach Futoshi Ikeda named his 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup squad on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old Iwabuchi was part of the squad that won the tournament in 2011 but has been dropped for Australia and New Zealand in July-August.

Nadesihko Japan is in Group C with Spain, Costa Rica and Zambia.