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Former Celtic midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura has been named in Japan's 23-man squad for the World Cup finals after recovering from an ankle injury.
Nakamura, 31, missed the friendly against England on Sunday but played all 90 minutes of a behind-closed-doors match on Monday.
The Yokohama Marinos playmaker should feature in Japan's final warm-up game against Ivory Coast on Friday.
Coach Takeshi Okada's named four European-based players in his squad.
They are Wolfsburg's Makoto Hasebe, CSKA Moscow's Keisuke Honda, Grenoble's Daisuke Matsui and Catania's Takayuki Morimoto.
Okada, who was in charge for Japan's winless World Cup finals debut in France in 1998, recently received the backing of Japan Football Association president Motoaki Inukai after his team suffered a 2-0 defeat to South Korea on 24 May.
Japan are in Group E along with Cameroon, Denmark and the Netherlands - and coach Okada has targeted a place in the last four at the World Cup.
But domestic-based Japan sides also lost to South Korea in February's East Asian Championship and to a second-string Serbia in April.
Goalkeeper Seigo Narazaki will make his fourth consecutive appearance in the finals, while former national team skipper Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, who was first choice keeper in 1998 and 2002, makes a comeback, having recovered from a broken leg.
"He can be in a difficult position as third goalkeeper," Okada said of 34-year-old Kawaguchi, who made 12 appearances for Portsmouth between 2001 and 2003.
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