Havenaar, Lee in Japan squad for Uzbekistan match

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TOKYO (AP) -- Strikers Mike Havenaar and Tadanari Lee have been named to Japan's squad for Wednesday's World Cup qualifier against Uzbekistan.

Lee, who plays for English League Championship side Southampton, and Havenaar of Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem, were among 10 Europe-based players named to the squad on Saturday by Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni.

Japan and Uzbekistan can afford to experiment with their teams, as both teams have already secured places in the final round of qualifiers for Brazil 2014.

Shinji Kagawa, who is back training after suffering an ankle injury, could be added to the squad if he is involved in Borussia Dortmund's home game against Hannover in the Bundesliga on Sunday.