TAMPA, Fla. (Sporting Alert) — Manchester United playmaker Shinji Kagawa and AC Milan attacking midfielder Keisuke Honda both start for Japan in tonight’s World Cup tuneup game against Costa Rica at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
Kagawa and Honda both started for Japan and played the entire 90-minutes in the 1-0 victory over Cyprus last week and pair are expected to play a good chuck of minutes Monday night as well.
Yuya Osako, Yoshito Okubo and Hotaru Yamaguchi all start as well, as Japan looks to continue its fine-tuning for the Brazil World Cup.
Arsenal 21-year-old forward Joel Campbell leads the attack for Costa Rica, with the experienced Bryan Ruiz also starting as well.
Japan plays in Group C with Colombia, Ivory Coast and Greece, while plays in Group D alongside England, Italy and Uruguay at the World Cup.