JFA announces the squad list for the friendly match against Ghana (9/13) then the Asian Games (9/14—10/4)
Obviously none of the European clubs will release players this time. Not even Yuki Ogimi (Chelsea) and Rumi Utsugi (Montpellier) who were in the AFC Cup in May are in the list. Other notable players missing are Homare Sawa (Kobe) and Miho Fukumoto (Yunogo). Fukumoto’s absence may be a result of what happened to Yunogo Belle most recently. Another GK left the team and Fukumoto is the only goalie now. Yunogo has not yet fully recovered from the crisis they had early in the year. Perhaps Miho has to be protected from any possible risk of injury.
Three players Usui, Masuya and Haza are called to the international A team for the first time.
Nadeshiko Japan squad list:
[GK] Ayumi Kaihori (Kobe), Erina Yamane (Chiba)
[DF] Azusa Iwashimizu (NTV), Saori Ariyoshi (NTV), Kana Kitahara (Niigata), Kana Osafune (Sendai), Rie Usui (Urawa), Hisui Haza (Nihon Sports Science Univ.)
[MF] Aya Miyama (Yunogo), Nahomi Kawasumi (Kobe), Mizuho Sakaguchi (NTV), Nanase Kiryu (NTV), Emi Nakajima (Kobe), Hikaru Naomoto (Urawa)
[FW] Yuika Sugasawa (Chiba), Megumi Takase (Kobe), Chinatsu Kira (Urawa), Rika Masuya (Kobe)
Original discussion here