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#Japan at full strength for friendlies #NewsQuake

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni on Friday named 11 overseas-based players in his 25-man squad for home friendlies against Peru and the Czech Republic on June 1 and 7. CSKA Moscow's Keisuke Honda and Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo are among those who will play in Japan's first full internationals since the deadly earthquake and tsunami on March 11. "We only have three more matches before the start of the World Cup qualifiers (in September)," Zaccheroni told reporters. "So these two games are very important. Results are important but more relevant is the development of the team. "Both the Czech Republic and Peru are aggressive and fight hard. These games will toughen us up," added the Italian, who is set to blood 19-year-old Gamba Osaka striker Takashi Usami. "(Usami) is an Olympic player and has excellent potential. For a 19-year-old he already has a lo...

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