World Cup 2010: Japan Squad – No Surprise Inclusions For Samurai Blue

Coach Takeshi Okada sticks with chosen 23…
Japan coach Takeshi Okada has named his final squad for the World Cup in South Africa this month.

Okada had already named his 23-man party and there were no changes today as the list was submitted to FIFA.

“Coach Okada and I have made a final check and there will be no changes to the 23-man squad to be submitted on deadline day today,” Japan Football Association technical director Hiromi Hara told reporters at the squad’s training camp in Switzerland.

Japan have been drawn in Group E alongside Denmark, Netherlands and Cameroon.

Goalkeepers -
Seigo Narazaki Nagoya Grampus
Eiji Kawashima Kawasaki Frontale
Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi Jubilo Iwata
Defenders -
Markus Tulio Tanaka Nagoya Grampus
Yuji Nakazawa Yokohama F Marinos
Atsuto Uchida Kashima Antlers
Yuto Nagatomo FC Tokyo
Taiki Iwamasa Kashima Antlers
Yuichi Komano Jubilo Iwata
Yasuyuki Konno FC Tokyo
Midfielders -
Shunsuke Nakamura Yokohama F Marinos
Yasuhito Endo Gamba Osaka
Makoto Hasebe Wolfsburg (GER)
Keisuke Honda CSKA Moscow (RUS)
Yuki Abe Urawa Reds
Junichi Inamoto Kawasaki Frontale
Kengo Nakamura Kawasaki Frontale
Daisuke Matsui Grenoble (FRA)
Forwards -
Keiji Tamada Nagoya Grampus
Shinji Okazaki Shimizu S-Pulse
Takayuki Morimoto Catania (ITA)
Yoshito Okubo Vissel Kobe
Kisho Yano Albirex Niigata