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TOKYO Authentic Karlos Williams Jersey , May 12 (Xinhua) -- Japan's national soccer coach, Alberto Zaccheroni, on Monday announced a 23-player squad for the World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
The squad includes stars as expected like Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa, AC Milan's Keisuke Honda, Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo and in-form Mainz striker Shinji Okazaki, while it was a surprise that Yoshito Okubo, a veteran striker also made the squad. Since Zaccheroni took charge of the Japanese team from 2010, the 31-year-old player has only been called up once by the Italian coach.
The Asian champions will play their final warm-up in Japan against Cyprus in Saitama on May 27 before heading to the United States for a training camp. They are scheduled to arrive in Brazil on June 7.