Futsal: Japan's 'King Kazu' to play in World Cup
News On Japan via AFP -- Oct 20
Kazuyoshi Miura, the 1993 Asian Footballer of the Year and the oldest J-League player at 45, will make his debut in the World Cup -- in the five-a-side version of futsal.
The Yokohama FC striker was named on Friday to the country's 14-strong squad for the futsal World Cup in Thailand next month, the Japan Football Association said.
He has never made the football World Cup finals and was surprisingly dropped from Japan's France 1998 squad by then coach Takeshi Okada although he had helped the Blue Samurai book their first-ever ticket to the big stage.
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