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17:22Jul 2nd2016Japan announces Rio 2016 squad

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Japan announces Rio 2016 squad
 

The Japan Football Association on Friday announced Japan’s Under-23 squad for the men’s football tournament at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Sixteen J.League players were chosen for the squad, including overage selections Hiroki Fujiharu, Tsubasa Shiotani, and Shinzo Koroki. 

Former J.Leaguers Takumi Minamino and Yuya Kubo, both currently playing in Europe, also made the list.

Makoto Teguramori’s team will face Brazil in a pre-tournament warm-up on July 31 at 4:30 JST.


Japan U-23 squad for Rio 2016

Goalkeepers

Masatoshi Kushibiki (Kashima Antlers)
Kosuke Nakamura (Kashiwa Reysol)

Defenders

Hiroki Fujiharu (Gamba Osaka) [OA]
Tsukasa Shiotani (Sanfrecce Hiroshima) [OA]
Masashi Kamekawa (Avispa Fukuoka)
Sei Muroya (FC Tokyo)
Takuya Iwanami (Vissel Kobe)
Naomichi Ueda (Kashima Antlers)

Midfielders

Ryota Oshima (Kawasaki Frontale)
Wataru Endo (Urawa Reds)
Riki Harakawa (Kawasaki Frontale)
Shinya Yajima (Fagiano Okayama)
Shoya Nakajima (FC Tokyo)
Takumi Minamino (RB Salzburg/Austria)
Yosuke Ideguchi (Gamba Osaka)

Strikers

Shinzo Koroki (Urawa Reds) [OA]
Yuya Kubo (BSC Young Boys/Switzerland)
Takuma Asano (Sanfrecce Hiroshima)

Backup 

Daichi Sugimoto (Tokushima Vortis)
Shinnosuke Nakatani (Kashiwa Reysol)
Gakuto Notsuda (Albirex Niigata)
Musashi Suzuki (Albirex Niigata)

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