Walter Gargano and Yuto Nagatamo have added to Inter Milan's injury list by picking up knocks that will rule them out of Wednesday's Coppa Italia semi-final against Roma.
Japan are set to be without Keisuke Honda and Yuto Nagatomo for their upcoming FIFA World Cup™ qualifier with Jordan, but coach Alberto Zaccheroni believes they can cope.
AC Milan midfielder Massimo Ambrosini and Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo were among six players handed one-game bans by Serie A league officials on Monday.
An early Walter Samuel goal lifted Inter Milan to a narrow 1-0 victory over 10-man rivals AC Milan to sit in fourth, four points from the summit.
Some of Asia’s most prominent football nations – Australia, Japan and Iraq – have been drawn alongside some new names as the continent’s Brazil 2014 qualifiers head towards a climax.
Diego Milito scored four times, while Fabrizio Miccoli netted a hat-trick in an action-packed 4-4 draw between Inter Milan and Palermo at the San Siro.