MOSCOW, May 31 (Sputnik) - Former CSKA midfielder Keisuke Honda, who currently plays for Mexican side Pachucha, was included in the Japanese national football team's squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Japan Football Association said on Thursday.
Honda, who will turn 32 in June, has scored 36 goals in 94 matches for Japan since earning his first cap in 2008.
Japan's 23-man squad for this summer's World Cup in Russia:
Goalkeepers: Eiji Kawashima, Masaaki Higashiguchi, Kosuke Nakamura;
Defenders: Yuto Nagatomo, Tomoaki Makino, Wataru Endo, Maya Yoshida, Hiroki Sakai, Gotoku Sakai, Gen Shoji, Naomichi Ueda;
Midfielders: Makoto Hasebe, Keisuke Honda, Takashi Inui, Shinji Kagawa, Hotaru Yamaguchi, Genki Haraguchi, Takashi Usami, Gaku Shibasaki, Ryota Oshima;
Forwards: Shinji Okazaki, Yuya Osako, Yoshinori Muto.
Russia's first-ever FIFA World Cup will take place from June 14 to July 15 at 12 venues in 11 host cities. Japan will face Colombia, Senegal and Poland in Group H.