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PUBLISHED : Friday, 23 February, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 23 February, 2007, 12:00am

Yokohama Marinos goalkeeper Iikura Hiroki gets in some last-minute practice ahead of the J.League side's friendly against South China at Hong Kong Stadium tonight.

The Marinos have left all three Brazilian imports at home - defender Eltinho, midfielder Marcus and forward Marques - and former Japan international defender, Yuji Nakazawa, who played in last year's World Cup finals in Germany, also failed to make the trip here. But they have included up-and-coming 19-year-old Dutch-Japanese striker Mike Havenaar, who has made nine senior appearances since last year.