Monday, 7th June 2010
Japanese football star 'unsure' about World Cup
Japanese footballer Shunsuke Nakamura has spoken of his uncertainly about what role he will play for his country in this summer's World Cup tournament in South Africa.
Speaking to Japanese source Daily Sports, the former Celtic player said he is still unsure about whether he will make his nation's first team or how many matches he may play in, reported Sky News.
Nakamura recently suffered an ankle injury but after recovering well he was named in the Japanese 23-man squad for the event. He played in a warm up game against the Ivory Coast last week (June 4th), a match which saw Ivory Coast player Didier Drogba break his arm.
According to the source, Nakamura said he is 'not thinking' too much about how big a part he might play in the Japanese squad but just wants his country to do the best it can.
Japan is in Group E for the World Cup and will face Cameroon, the Netherlands and Denmark ahead of the final stages.
Written by Mark Smith.
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