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FIFA World Cup 2010: Japan 23 Man Squad

Japan have named their 23 man squad to travel to South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Coach Takeshi Okada has selected a predominently Japan based lineup, with a few key figures from European clubs making up the rest of the squad, including Daisuke Matsui, who plays for Grenoble, in France, who will play an important role for the Japanese in midfield.

Japan will feel there is an opportunity to progress from their group, Group E, which also contains Netherlands, Cameroon and Denmark.

Japan 23 Man Squad – FIFA World Cup 2010

Nr. Name DoB Po Club Ht
1 Seigo NARAZAKI 15/04/1976 GK Nagoya Grampus Eight (JPN) 187
2 Yuki ABE 06/09/1981 MF Urawa Reds (JPN) 177
3 Yuichi KOMANO 25/07/1981 DF Jubilo Iwata (JPN) 172
4 Marcus Tulio TANAKA 24/04/1981 DF Nagoya Grampus Eight (JPN) 185
5 Yuto NAGATOMO 12/09/1986 DF FC Tokyo (JPN) 170
6 Atsuto UCHIDA 27/03/1988 DF Kashima Antlers (JPN) 176
7 Yasuhito ENDO 28/01/1980 MF Gamba Osaka (JPN) 178
8 Daisuke MATSUI 11/05/1981 MF Grenoble (FRA) 175
9 Shinji OKAZAKI 16/04/1986 FW Shimizu S-Pulse (JPN) 174
10 Shunsuke NAKAMURA 24/06/1978 MF Yokohama F Marinos (JPN) 178
11 Keiji TAMADA 11/04/1980 FW Nagoya Grampus Eight (JPN) 173
12 Kisho YANO 05/04/1984 FW Albirex Niigata (JPN) 185
13 Daiki IWAMASA 30/01/1982 DF Kashima Antlers (JPN) 187
14 Kengo NAKAMURA 31/10/1980 MF Kawasaki Frontale (JPN) 175
15 Yasuyuki KONNO 25/01/1983 DF FC Tokyo (JPN) 178
16 Yoshito OKUBO 09/06/1982 FW Vissel Kobe (JPN) 170
17 Makoto HASEBE 18/01/1984 MF Wolfsburg (GER) 177
18 Keisuke HONDA 13/06/1986 MF CSKA Moscow (RUS) 182
19 Takayuki MORIMOTO 07/05/1988 FW Catania (ITA) 180
20 Junichi INAMOTO 18/09/1979 MF Kawasaki Frontale (JPN) 181
21 Eiji KAWASHIMA 20/03/1983 GK Kawasaki Frontale (JPN) 185
22 Yuji NAKAZAWA 25/02/1978 DF Yokohama F Marinos (JPN) 187
23 Yoshikatsu KAWAGUCHI 15/08/1975 GK Jubilo Iwata (JPN) 180

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