Japanâ€™s national team experienced another injury when defender Daiki Iwamasa was hurt at training.
The Kashima Antlers man suffered a deep gash in his right leg and looks certain to miss Saturdayâ€™s clash with Holland in Enschede.
â€˜â€˜He has cut his leg and will need stitches. He probably wonâ€™t be able to play against Holland,â€™â€™ Okada said of Iwamasa.
After the Holland match, Japan meets African nation Ghana in Utrecht on Wednesday.