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Team News: Japan make two changes, Shinji Kagawa dropped to bench

Shinji Kagawa is dropped to the bench for Japan's encounter with Greece as manager Alberto Zaccheroni makes two changes to his side.

Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa has been dropped from Japan's starting lineup for tonight's World Cup clash against Greece.

Following an opening-game defeat against Ivory Coast, manager Alberto Zaccheroni has opted to make two changes to his side, with Yoshito Okubo replacing Kagawa while Yasuyuki Konno comes in at the back in place of Matsato Morishige.

Meanwhile, Greece manager Fernando Santos has handed starts to Fulham's Konstantinos Mitroglou and Napoli winger Ioannis Fetfatzidis, as the Ethniki look to bounce back from their own loss last time out against Colombia.

Japan: Kawashima; Uchida, Yoshida, Nagatomo, Konno; Hasebe, Yamaguchi, Honda, Okazaki; Okubo, Osako

Japan lineup before their game with Greece on June 19, 2014© Getty Images

Greece: Karnezis; Torosidis, Papasthathopoulos, Manolas, Holebas; Fetfetsidis, Katsouranis, Maniatis, Kone, Samaras, Mitroglou

Greece lineup before their game with Japan on June 19, 2014© Getty Images

Sports Mole's live text commentary of the game can be found here.

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:Japan's forward Keisuke Honda celebrates after scoring during a Group C football match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
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