By Anna Italia
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2 Italian Serie A players named in Japan 23-man World Cup Squad in Brazil by Head Coach Alberto Zaccheroni: Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo and AC Milan forward Keisuke Honda. Japan are in Group C: Greece, Ivory Coast, Colombia, and Japan.
Goalkeepers: Eiji Kawashima (Standard Liege), Shusaku Nishikawa (Urawa Reds), Shuichi Gonda (FC Tokyo)
Defenders: Masahiko Inoha (Jubilo Iwata), Yasuyuki Konno (Gamba Osaka), Yuto Nagatomo (Inter Milan), Masato Morishige (FC Tokyo), Atsuto Uchida (Schalke), Maya Yoshida (Southampton), Hiroki Sakai (Hannover), Gotoku Sakai (Stuttgart)
Midfielders: Yasuhito Endo (Gamba Osaka), Makoto Hasebe (Nuremberg), Toshihiro Aoyama (Sanfrecce Hiroshima), Hotaru Yamaguchi (Cerezo Osaka), Shinji Kagawa (Manchester United).
Forwards: Keisuke Honda (AC Milan), Yoshito Okubo (Kawasaki Frontale), Shinji Okazaki (Mainz), Hiroshi Kiyotake (Nuremberg), Yoichiro Kakitani (Cerezo Osaka), Manabu Saito (Yokohama F Marinos), Yuya Osako (1860 Munich)
Italian Serie A Players in FIFA World Cup Group C:
Greece: 5 Italian Serie A players with Greece National Football team: AS Roma defender Vasilis Torosidis, Torino midfielder Panagiotis Tachtsidis, Genoa midfielder Giannis Fetfatzidis, Bologna midfielder Lazaros Christodoulopoulos, and Bologna midfielder Panagiotis Kone.
Ivory Coast: 1 Italian Serie A player with Ivory Coast National Football team: AS Roma forward Gervinho
Colombia: 6 Italian Serie A players with Colombia National Football team: Atalanta defender Mario Yepes, AC Milan defender Cristian Zapata, Napoli defender Camilo Zuniga, Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin, Cagliari midfielder Victor Ibarbo, and Fiorentina midfielder Juan Guillero Cuadrado.
Japan: 2 Italian Serie A players with Japan National Football team: Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo and AC Milan forward Keisuke Honda