Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa has been ruled out of Japan's World Cup qualifier in Oman on November 14 due to a knee injury he suffered a week ago, the Japan Football Association said yesterday.
Kagawa was not among the 18 Europe-based players who coach Alberto Zaccheroni planned to call up for his 23-man squad for the Oman game, the association said.
The 23-year-old summer signing was injured in Manchester United's 3-2 Champions League win over Braga on October 23.
Japan are leading Asian Group B with 10 points from three wins over Oman, Jordan and Iraq as well as one draw with Australia. The match will be played at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex.
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