Franco Abatte

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The now Real Sociedad midfielder is one of the great promises of Japanese football.

Alexis Sánchez and Kubo met in the 2019 Copa América.
© GettyAlexis Sánchez and Kubo met in the 2019 Copa América.

A great game was played this Wednesday between Germany and Japan at the Qatar 2022 World Cup, party that within the Japanese stellar XI was Takefusa Kubo, player of the Royal Society of Spain who makes his debut in the planetary event, but what A couple of years ago we met him in Chile for the Copa América.

Who is Takefusa Kubo?

Kubo is a 21-year-old Japanese player who plays as a midfielder. is currently the second most valuable player in the Japanese squad with a cost of 12 million euros according to Transfermarkt.

However, his present has not been as expected at first, since Kubo was one of the names with the future of the Real Madrid squad.

Although his first experiences were at FC Tokyo, Kubo made a name for himself in the football world when he arrived at Madrid in the 2019 season as a free player, nevertheless, he would not make his debut in the Merengue cast and he would be transferred four times, Mallorca, Villarreal, Getafe and again Mallorca would be his clubs until 2022 arrived, where Real Sociedad would buy 50% of the Asian player’s card for 6 million euros, leaving a buyback option for the White House until 2027.

Kubo and his experience in Copa América:

The Cast Midfielder txuri urdin He was one of the big names that came in the Copa América in Brazil 2019In that competition, the Japanese played three games without scoring goals, one of them being against Chile, in the 4-0 victory of La Roja against that young Asian team in group C.

Erick Pulgar (41′), Eduardo Vargas (54′ and 83′) and Alexis Sánchez (82′) would register with the four goals for the national victory.

Finally, Japan would be eliminated in the group stage of the tournament by finishing 3rd in the group with 2 points and a difference of -4, advancing in their place Peru (4) and Paraguay (2), both also in third place respectively.

Compact Copa América 2019 – Chile vs Japan:

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