Celtic trio Kyogo Furuhashi, Reo Hatate, and Daizen Maeda look set to face off against the likes of Neymar, Vinicius Jr, and Gabriel Jesus next month in a stunning international glamour match.
Japan boss Hajime Moriyasu has yet to name his squad for the friendlies against Paraguay and Brazil respectively. However, Kyogo, Maeda, and Hatate were all included in the World Cup qualification camp back in March. Unfortunately, Yosuke Ideguchi hasn’t been called up since 2019, and given his lack of minutes at Parkhead, is unlikely to be thrown in this month either.
Despite there being no competitive games in June’s camp, Moriyasu has already hinted that he’ll turn to his strongest players as they prepare for Qatar 2022 [Excite]. Japan will face Paraguay on June 2nd before the Brazil clash 4 days later. The Kirin Cup will then get underway on June 10th.