The Japan Football Association on Monday announced its list of 21 players for the Under-22 national team’s upcoming friendly against Costa Rica at Yurtec Stadium in Sendai.
Coach Makoto Teguramori’s squad includes Sanfrecce Hiroshima defender Soya Takahashi and Gamba Osaka midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi.
Both have also played for the J.League Under-22 Selection participating in the MEIJI YASUDA J3 League.
The test forms part of Japan’s preparations ahead of January’s AFC U-23 Championship, which serves as the confederation’s qualification tournament for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The full list of players is as follows:
Masatoshi Kushibiki (Shimizu S-Pulse)
Ayumi Niekawa (Jubilo Iwata)
Genki Yamada (Kyoto Sanga)
Kazuki Kushibiki (Consadole Sapporo)
Masashi Kamekawa (Avispa Fukuoka)
Yukitoshi Ito (Kashima Antlers)
Tatsuki Nara (FC Tokyo)
Naoki Kawaguchi (Albirex Niigata)
Takuya Iwanami (Vissel Kobe)
Naomichi Ueda (Kashima Antlers)
Soya Takahashi (Sanfrecce Hiroshima)
Wataru Endo (Shonan Bellmare)
Shinya Yajima (Fagiano Okayama)
Gakuto Notsuda (Sanfrecce Hiroshima)
Takuya Kida (Yokohama F. Marinos)
Shoya Nakajima (FC Tokyo)
Naoki Maeda (Matsumoto Yamaga)
Yosuke Ideguchi (Gamba Osaka)
Takeshi Kanamori (Avispa Fukuoka)
Yuta Toyokawa (Kashima Antlers)
Takuma Asano (Sanfrecce Hiroshima)