(Sporting Alert) — Manchester United playmaker Shinji Kagawa returns to the starting lineup for Japan for tonight’s football friendly international clash with Belgium.
Kagawa started on the bench, but made an impression when coming on as a substitute in the draw with the Netherlands last week and has been handed back his starting place.
Midfielder Keisuke Honda, who was on target against Holland also start as well, so too are Makoto Hasebe and Atsuto Uchida.
For Belgium, who will be looking to bounce back from the 2-0 defeat to Colombia five days ago, Eden Hazard, Mousa Dembele, Axel Witsel, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas all start.
On the bench though are, Kevin De Bruyne, Christian Benteke and Marouane Fellaini.
Belgium v Japan
Belgium: Mignolet, Alderweireld, Van Buyten, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Witsel, Dembele, Hazard, Mertens, Lukaku, Mirallas.
Subs: Courtois, Fellaini, Benteke, Defour, Nainggolan, Meunier, De Bruyne, Vossen, Casteels.
Japan: Kawashima, Gotoku Sakai, Hiroki Sakai, Morishige, Uchida, Hasebe, Yamaguchi, Kiyotake, Honda, Kagawa, Kakitani.
Subs: Nishikawa, Nagatomo, Endo, Okazaki, Inoha, Konno, Osako, Yoshida, Gonda.
Referee: Firat Aydinus (Turkey)