Tokyo: Japan full-back Yuta Nakayama will miss the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 after suffering a season-ending Achilles injury while playing for English side Huddersfield Town, the club said.
Nakayama was named in Japan's 26-man squad for Qatar on Tuesday and was expected to start in their Group E games against Germany, Costa Rica and Spain.
Huddersfield said the 25-year-old will require surgery that will rule him out for the rest of the Championship season after being stretchered off in the Terriers' 2-0 home defeat to Sunderland on Wednesday.
Huddersfield head coach Mark Fotheringham said Nakayama's injury was "a huge blow" for the side that sit bottom of England's second tier. .....
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