Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu is without defender Ko Itakura.
The attacking midfielder will officially join the club on January 1 after he recently left Palmeiras following the expiration of his contract with the Brazilian outfit. Gustavo, 28, had helped Palmeiras secure domestic success during his final campaign with an 11th Serie A title secured in November. It's always been an ambition since I was a little kid to play in Europe and my dream is to play in the Premier League.
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