Daizen Maeda has withdrawn from the Japan squad due to injury.

The Celtic winger had been called up for the Samurai Blue this month but won't play for his country.

Maeda had been selected for fixtures against Canada and Tunisia during the international break but has now been removed from the squad due to injury.

The Japanese forward played in the win over Kilmarnock at the weekend and was only withdrawn in the 89th minute. The extent of his injury which has ruled him out of international duty is unclear.

However, the Japan FA has confirmed Maeda has withdrawn due to injury with Hayao Kawabe called up in his place.

Reo Hatate and Kyogo Furuhashi remain in the Japan squad for the international matches this month.

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Meanwhile, Hatate opened up on his new Celtic deal as he revealed his desire to respond to the trust shown by Brendan Rodgers.

"Personally, I picked up an injury and it has been a short period of time working together.

"However, he knows football and has a lot of experience. I’m really happy that he values me, but I haven’t shown everything that I have yet.

"Of course, I’m trying to give 100 per cent and my condition needs to be better. So I want to improve my level quickly and I want to respond to the manager’s trust by performing well.

"I’m not satisfied just yet but I’m very happy to play under the new manager. I’m really happy to play in front of the Celtic supporters.

"The fans of our club have so much passion and I would like to give them more memorable moments so let’s enjoy it all together."