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Two Celts named in squad for Japan’s June friendlies

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Kyogo Furuhashi and Daizen Maeda have been named in a 28 man squad for Japan’s four international friendlies next month. 

Hajime Moriyasu’s squad face friendlies  against Paraguay (June 2) then Brazil four days later followed by a Kirin Cup match against Ghana on June 11 with the final match three days later. 

The internationals represent a continuation of Maeda’s marathon season but after four months out with a hamstring injury the opportunity to get some game time will probably be welcomed by Kyogo. 

Reo Hatate was involved in the Japan squad that qualified for the World Cup Finals in March but after discussing the impact of switching almost directly from the J-League to the SPFL he will have the benefit of a six week break before joining Celtic for pre-season training towards the end of June. 

Scotland have international matches on June 1, 8, 11 and 14 plus June 5 away to Wales if they beat Ukraine on June 1. 

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