Japan announce their 23-man World Cup squad, including Man United’s Kagawa & AC Milan’s Honda

Japan are the latest nation to announce their 23-man World Cup squad.

Alberto Zaccheroni announced his side on Monday, and the Blue Samurai have a blend of 12 European-based players together with a large slab of homegrown talent.

The two biggest names in the the Japanese squad are Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa and AC Milan playmaker Keisuke Honda.

Japan face the Ivory Coast, Greece and Colombia in Group C.

Below is the full squad list for Japan for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Goalkeepers: Eiji Kawashima, Shusaku Nishikawa, Shuichi Gonda.

Defenders: Yasuyuki Konno, Yuto Nagatomo, Maya Yoshida, Masato Morishige, Masahiko Inoha, Atsuto Uchida, Hiroki Sakai, Gotoku Sakai.

Midfielders: Yasuhito Endo, Makoto Hasebe, Toshihiro Aoyama, Hotaru Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Kiyotake, Manabu Saito, Shinji Kagawa, Keisuke Honda.

Strikers: Yoshito Okubo, Shinji Okazaki, Yoichiro Kakitani, Yuya Osako.


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