Japan's overseas-based players are in the news at the moment as the European season gets into full swing.
It looks like Zico is going to call up many, if not all, of them for the two friendly matches against Tunisia and Romania early next month.
A regular and always interesting topic of debate in Japan is which players out of the J.League will be the next to join them in Europe.
Every fan will have his or her own ideas, and there is never a "right" or a "wrong" answer because most of the players we talk about will probably never get a chance to play in Europe.
We always think about outfield players and frequently forget about the goalkeepers, but I believe Seigo Narazaki would be a success in Europe.
His height, 1.85 meters, is adequate for a keeper, but a frame of 76 kg seems a little light. He would have to bulk up if he went to, say, England, ready for the rough and tumble of the penalty box against bruising center forwards and central defenders.
But I think Narazaki has matured into Japan's best keeper, leaving the unfortunate Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi way behind. Hitoshi Sogahata is now his chief rival for the starting spot.
Narazaki commands his penalty area, and is better in the air than Kawaguchi in deciding when to leave his line and come for crosses. He is also an excellent, brave shot-stopper, but most keepers are. It is their positional play and judgment that makes the difference.
With Narazaki's team, Nagoya Grampus Eight, at the top of the J.League heading into this weekend, I spoke to central defender Andrej Panadic about his keeper on Friday.
"He is very safe, very good," said the big Croatian.
"He has a very, very good personality and that is why he is the captain."
Panadic said Narazaki's biggest problem was a lack of communication, which is absolutely vital for a goalkeeper in working with his defenders.
"Sometimes he is a little bit quiet, but most Japanese players are like this," he said.
"You have to talk a lot and tell each other what is going on. You must help yourself and also your teammates."
Overall, though, Panadic thinks Narazaki could make the move to Europe, no problem.
"He has the quality to play in Europe, not for Barcelona or for Real Madrid, but for a normal club.
"He is very strong and reads the game well, especially in dealing with long kicks over the defense. He is like a libero.
"Regarding the communication, you can learn this."
So next time someone asks you which players are good enough to play abroad, spare a thought for the forgotten goalkeeper.