Okazaki leads Japanese charge in FFTASIA50
They may have failed to defend their Asian Cup title, but Japan have proved they still have some of the best players in the region, with the likes of Shinji Okazaki, Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa.
The Samurai Blue have 11 players in FourFourTwo's 50 Best Players from Asia list, comparing favourably to Asian champions Australia who have nine representatives including Tim Cahill, Mat Ryan and Mile Jedinak in the Top 10.
South Korea might be third with eight footballers, but among them is our No.1 Son Heung-min.
Iran are the best of the rest with six players, while Thailand are the only Southeast Asian country represented with Chanathip Songkrasin bringing up the rear at No.50.
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