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Morning Leeds-in for 1 June: Ideguchi doesn’t make the World Cup squad for Japan

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Oh, dear.

Yosuke Ideguchi’s unsuccessful loan spell at Cultural Leonesa seems to have derailed his World Cup dream, as he was dropped from the final 23 man Japan World Cup squad yesterday.

Ideguchi had been a key member of the team that qualified for the World Cup, but his unsuccessful loan spell in Spain meant that he was seen as unfit to go to the World Cup.

He’s said before that his focus is on his club career, but this still has to be upsetting for the player. What does this mean for his career at Leeds? Who knows, but none of this is good.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Marcelo Bielsa is linked with the head coaching job at Leeds. [Through It All Together]

From the vegan football club Forest Green Rovers to Las Palmas from the Canary Islands, a look at Leeds’ preseason schedule. [Through It All Together]

What can Leeds fans learn from Aston Villa’s failed promotion bid? [Through It All Together]

England and English Football Links

Chelsea have put a freeze on the plans to redevelop Stamford Bridge. [We Ain’t Got No History]

Marco Silva officially unveiled as Everton manager. [Royal Blue Mersey]

World Football Links

Peru’s Paolo Guerrero has been cleared to pay at the World Cup. [BBC.com]

The biggest club in North America, and one of the biggest clubs in all of Latin America, Mexico’s Club América now has a dedicated English-language Twitter account and has promised a focus on producing English-language content. [FMF State of Mind]

Zinedine Zidane announced today that he has left Real Madrid. [Managing Madrid]

FIFA and the Russian football federation have been criticized for not cracking down on abusive chants ahead of this summer’s World Cup in Russia. [BBC.com]