On Thursday 25 May, Head Coach MORIYASU Hajime of the SAMURAI BLUE (Japan National Team) appeared in a press conference to announce the squad for the upcoming KIRIN CHALLENGE CUP 2023 matches against the El Salvador National Team (Thursday 15 May at Aichi) and the Peru National Team (Tuesday 20 May at Osaka).
FURUHASHI Kyogo (Celtic FC), TANIGUCHI Shogo (Al-Rayyan SC), and NAKAMURA Kosuke (Portimonense) were among those making their return to the squad, while three players, including U-22 Japan National Team’s KAWASAKI Sota (Kyoto Sanga FC), made their first call-up to the senior side.
The 26-man roster was centred around the players who were called-up for the KIRIN CHALLENGE CUP 2023 held in March, including familiar faces such as, MITOMA Kaoru (Brighton & Hove Albion FC), KUBO Takefusa (Real Sociedad), UEDA Ayase (Cercle Brugge KSV), ITAKURA Kou (Borussia MG), and ENDO Wataru (VfB Stuttgart). .....
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