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Nakamura in doubt for Serbia match

Nakamura in doubt for Serbia match

Yokohama midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura could miss Japan's World Cup warm-up against Serbia on Wednesday after suffering a bruised ankle on the weekend.
Nakamura left midway through the first half of Yokohama's 2-1 loss to Shimizu S Pulse on Saturday after taking a kick to his left foot and didn't return.
MRI scans showed no fracture or ligament damage.
"It's a worry," Japan coach Takeshi Okada told Sunday's Nikkan Sports newspaper. "We'll see what the doctors say tomorrow and go from there."
The 31-year-old playmaker, who returned to the team from Espanyol after eight years playing in Europe, is expected to play a key role for Japan at the World Cup.


Updated : 2021-06-22 04:23 GMT+08:00