Japan Announce Argentina Friendly On October 8

Messi and co. to travel to Tokyo.
Japan will take on Argentina in a friendly in Tokyo on October 8 in preparation for the 2011 Asian Cup.

The Argentina friendly will follow matches against Paraguay in Yokohoma on September 4 and Guatemala in Osaka on September 7.

With a successor to Takeshi Okada yet to be announced by the Japan Football Association (JFA), the governing body stated a caretaker manager could take the reigns for the high profile match.

Spanish coach Victor Fernandez appears to be the front-runner but the JFA have delayed their decision.

Japan have been drawn in a group alongside Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Syria at the Asian Cup.

The tournament begins on January 7 and will end on the 29th.

Argentina too are under the direction of a caretaker manager in Sergio Batista.

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