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Career
DOB:
 01.12.82
Caps:
 2
Goals:
 0

World Cup 2002
Appearances:
 0
Goals:
 0
Bookings:
 0
Sendings off:
 0
Hitoshi Sogahata
Club:Kashima Antlers
Position:Golakeeper

One for the future, but as his country's number two keeper, Sogahata may get a look-in at some point this summer.

The 22-year-old has only become a regular for his club in recent months after injury to Daijiro Takakuwa but he has always been watched with interest by Philippe Troussier.

He won caps for the Under-21 and Under-23 sides and also featured in Japan's youth and Olympic teams too.

Sogtahata marked his full debut in November with a string of spectacular saves against Italy and has not looked back since.



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