World Cup 2018: Japan include Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa in squad – BBC Sport
Japan coach Akira Nishino has included experienced midfielders Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa in his 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia.
Honda, 31, has played 94 times for his country and former Manchester United midfielder Kagawa, 29, has 90 international caps.
Both played during Japan’s 2-0 home loss to Ghana in Yokohama on Wednesday.
That was Nishino’s first game in charge of Japan after he replaced Vahid Halilhodzic, who was sacked last month.
Southampton defender Maya Yoshida and Leicester City forward Shinji Okazaki have also both been named in the squad.