20 Mar '11, 3pm

Japan's World Cup hero Keisuke Honda has been freed by his club to join a charity match for the quake-tsunami tragedy

Japan's World Cup hero Keisuke Honda has been freed by his club to join a charity match for the quake-tsunami tragedy

Keisuke Honda will join the national team for a charity match to help the victims of the quake-tsunami tragedy -- PHOTO: REUTERS OSAKA - JAPAN'S World Cup hero and CSKA Moscow midfielder Keisuke Honda will join the national team for a charity match to help the victims of the quake-tsunami tragedy. European clubs have released Honda and three other players for the match in Osaka on March 29 pitting the Blue Samurai against a J-League select side, the Japan Football Association said on Sunday. The number of Europe-based players in the 26-strong national squad has expanded to 12, including Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo, Schalke defender Atsuto Uchida and Japan captain and Wolfsburg midfielder Makoto Hasebe. 'I could not sit still as I watched images of the disaster on television and the Internet every day,' Grenoble midfielder Daisuke Matsui said Sunday as he arrived at ...

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