Posted March 13, 2013 on AP on Fox
Japan will be without CSKA Moscow midfielder Keisuke Honda and Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo for its 2014 World Cup qualifying match against Jordan at Amman on March 26. Nagatomo is recovering from a knee injury. CSKA Moscow said Honda is unfit, but has not elaborated on the specifics of his condition. The 23-man squad named by Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni on Thursday does include 13 Europe-based players including Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa and Stuttgart forward Shinji Okazaki, who scored twice against Latvia in a friendly last month. The squad will warm up for the Jordan match with a friendly against Canada at Doha on March 22. A win for Zaccheroni's side against Jordan should secure it a place at Brazil 2014.
PLAYERS: Keisuke Honda
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