Japan squad named for Caltex Socceroos WCQ

Japan have named a 27-man squad ahead of their crunch World Cup qualifier against Australia next week in Tokyo, with EPL striker Shinji Okazaki and Keisuke Honda both named.

Following midweek ACL commitments, the squad is...

Keepers

Eiji Kawashima (FC Metz)

Masaaki Higashiguchi (Gamba Osaka)

Kosuke Nakamura (Kashiwa Reysol)

Defenders

Hiroki Sakai (Marseille / France)

Gotoku Sakai (Hamburger SV / Germany)

Yuto Nagatomo (Inter Milan / Italy)

Tomoaki Makino (Urawa Reds)

Maya Yoshida (Southampton / England)

Mile Jedinak tussles for the ball with Japan's Maya Yoshida.

Naomichi Ueda (Kashima Antlers)

Gen Shoji (Kashima Antlers)

Genta Miura (Gamba Osaka)

Midfielders

Makoto Hasebe (Frankfurt / Germany)

Shinji Kagawa (Dortmund / Germany)

Shinji Kagawa

Hotaru Yamaguchi (Cerezo Osaka)

Yosuke Ideguchi (Gamba Osaka)

Yojiro Takahagi (FC Tokyo)

Gaku Shibasaki (Getafe / Spain)

Yuki Kobayashi (Heerenveen / Netherlands)

Forwards

Keisuke Honda (Pachuca / Mexico)

Keisuke Honda

Yuya Kubo (Gent / Belgium)

Takuma Asano (Stuttgart / Germany)

Genki Haraguchi (Hertha Berlin / Germany)

Takashi Inui (Eibar / Spain)

Yoshinori Muto (Mainz / Germany)

Yuya Osako (Cologne / Germany)

Shinji Okazaki (Leicester / England)

Kenyu Sugimoto (Cerezo Osaka)