Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni was delighted with his side's lightning-fast start to Wednesday's 4-2 friendly win over New Zealand.
Japan captain Makoto Hasebe has had surgery on his right knee for the second time in a month.
Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni added Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa to his squad for next month's match against New Zealand.
Japan captain Makoto Hasebe is still having problems with his recently operated on right knee and is returning home to undergo checks, his club Nuremberg said
Japan captain Makoto Hasebe has undergone surgery on his right knee and could be out of action for up to six weeks.
Japan came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with the Netherlands in Belgium.
An inspirational Keisuke Honda steered Japan from two goals down to a credible 2-2 draw with the Netherlands in a friendly international in Genk, Belgium, on
Italy booked their semi-final place as they snatched a barely-deserved victory from a pulsating game in Recife to dump Japan out of the Confederations Cup.
Italy secured a place in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup following a thrilling 4-3 win over Japan in Recife.
Strikers Keisuke Honda and Shinji Okazaki will be at the sharp end on Tuesday when Japan look to clinch their place at the 2014 World Cup.
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