The Japan Football Association on Tuesday announced its squad of 25 players for the national team’s upcoming friendlies against Brazil and Belgium

Amongst the 13 players called up from J.League clubs are Gamba Osaka defender Genta Miura, Kawasaki Frontale defender Shintaro Kurumaya and Urawa Reds striker Shinzo Koroki. 

Reds midfielder Kazuki Nagasawa earned his first call-up, joining team-mates Koroki, Shusaku Nishikawa, Tomoaki Makino, and Wataru Endo.

Japan will face Brazil at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille, France, before taking on Belgium at Jan Breydel Stadium in Bruges, Belgium.


Below is the Samurai Blue squad for their November friendlies:

GK:
Eiji Kawashima (FC Metz / France)
Masaaki Higashiguchi (Gamba Osaka)
Shusaku Nishikawa (Urawa Reds)

DF:
Hiroki Sakai (Marseille / France)
Gotoku Sakai (Hamburger SV / Germany)
Yuto Nagatomo (Inter / Italy)
Shintaro Kurumaya (Kawasaki Frontale)
Maya Yoshida (Southampton / England)
Genta Miura (Gamba Osaka)
Tomoaki Makino (Urawa Reds)
Gen Shoji (Kashima Antlers)

MF:
Makoto Hasebe (Frankfurt / Germany)
Wataru Endo (Urawa Reds)
Hotaru Yamaguchi (Cerezo Osaka)
Yosuke Ideguchi (Gamba Osaka)
Shu Kurata (Gamba Osaka)
Ryota Morioka (Waasland-Beveren / Belgium)
Kazuki Nagasawa (Urawa Reds)

FW:
Yuya Kubo (Gent / Belgium)
Takuma Asano (Stuttgart / Germany)
Genki Haraguchi (Hertha Berlin / Germany)
Takashi Inui (Eibar / Spain)
Yuya Osako (Koln / Germany)
Kenyu Sugimoto (Cerezo Osaka)
Shinzo Koroki (Urawa Reds)