The Japan Football Association announced 25 players of Japan national team members for the final round of Asian qualifiers for 2018 Russia World Cup, in November 4. There are the match of Japan vs Saudi Arabia at the Saitama Stadium in November 15, and the friendly match of Japan vs Oman will be hold at the Kashima Soccer Stadium in Novemver 11. The always members such as Keisuke Honda, Shinji Kagawa, Yuto Nagatomo, Maya Yoshida, Genki Haraguchi, Hiroshi Kiyotake and Shinji Okazaki were convened. But Kosuke Ota, Yoshinori Muto and Takashi Usami were not selected. In this time, Yosuke Ideguchi of the Gamba Osaka was convened for first time.
Yosuke Ideguchi ‘s biography is that he’s the age of 20, and he was born at Kagoshima. He began playing football from the elementary school and played in the position of midfielder. Ideguchi joined in the cantera of the Gamba from 12 years old and broke into the first team in 2014. He played as a central player from 2016 and got 4 goals in 40 matches in the Gamba. His salary is unknown.
Yosuke Ideguchi also was convened in the Japan’s football team for Rio de Janeiro Olympics. But Japan droped out in the qualifing competition. Then he married and was blessed with a child in 2016. Vahid Halilhodzic of manager told the reason for the chosen that because Ideguchi scored 4 goals in the last six games and he is very growth. So Yosuke Kashiwagi is the same position with Ideguchi and Kashiwagi wasn’t selected. Ideguchi is also the youngest in this members.
In this time, even three players were selected for the first time in a long time. Yuki Kobayashi transferd to the SC Heerenveen of the Eredivisie in August 2016, and signed the contract of 3 years. He played as a central player in the SC Heerenveen so he was selected to the national team member since June 2016. At that time, Kobayashi played in the match with Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Yuya Kubo was selected since December 2012. He has been playing in the BSC Young Boys of the Switzerland Super League from 2013, and scored 4 goals in this season. The Japan’s football team for Rio de Janeiro Olympics wanted to convene, but the Young Boys refused for the benefit of the team. After that, Kubo played in the qualifying match of UEFA champions league and scored 2 goals from the FC Shakhtar Donetsk.
Yuya Osako was selected since the 2014 Brazil World Cup. He has been playing in the FC Koeln of the Bundesliga from 2014. He played as a central player in this season and scored 4 goals. But he wasn’t chosen to the national team in the final round of Asian qualifiers in October because the Japan Football Association didn’t contact the club to 15 days before the match.
This youtube’s video is Ideguchi’s promotion movie of the J-League YBC Levain Cup. The Japan national team start the practice from November 6.