Sean Carroll and Alan Gibson guest on this week's bumper 86 minute podcast with a focus on the Japan squad for the 2014 World Cup, named by manager Alberto Zaccheroni in Tokyo on Monday.
Sean and I discuss the surprise inclusions of Yoshito Okubo and Toshihiro Aoyama and other issues around the 23 (to 25:10), before Alan shares his thoughts on the Samurai Blue squad (to 31:00) and we move on to discuss all of the games from Saturday's J1 matchday (to 59:20). Later Alan lets us know about the new issue of JSoccer Magazine (to 65:05) before I briefly round up the major results from the weekend's J2 and J3 matchdays.
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