Japan’s Kashima Antlers football club will prepare its strongest squad of nine national players and two Brazilians for a friendly match with Vietnam on June 4.

The national footballers include goalkeeper Hitoshi Sogahata, defenders Daiki Iwamasa, Kazuya Yamamura, and Daigo Nishi, and midfielders Takeshi Aoki, Koji Nakata, MasaghiMatoyama, Takuya Honda and Misuo Ogasawara.

Koji Nakata and Mitsuo Ogasawara have been key members of the national squad for a long time while Brazilian striker Carlos Alberto Carvalho dos Anjos, Jr. played previously for Palmeiras and the Brazilian U20 team.

The friendly match will provide a good opportunity for U23 Vietnam to sharpen their skills.-VNA