Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa pulled
out of Japan's home World Cup qualifier against Iraq on Tuesday
just an hour before kick-off.
The Japan Football Association (JFA) said the playmaker felt
a twinge in his lower back during training for the Group B
qualifier in Saitama.
Coach Alberto Zaccheroni decided not to risk Kagawa, whose
injury will also be a concern to United manager Sir Alex Ferguson as
his team face Wigan Athletic at home on Saturday.
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