MADRID, 1 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) –
Real Sociedad footballer Takefusa Kubo heads the list of Japan, Spain’s rival, for the Qatar World Cup, which starts on November 20, in a call without veterans Genki Haraguchi and Yuya Osako, who were already in Russia 2018.
The playmaker of the Basque team, who will debut in a World Cup in Qatar, is the only representative of LaLiga Santander on a list with other important players in European football, such as Daichi Kamada, from Eintracht; Stuttgart player Wataru Endo; Takumi Minamino, from Monaco or Takehiro Tomiyasu, from Arsenal.
Despite the absence of Genki Haraguchi and Yuya Osako, who already traveled to Russia in the last World Cup, captain Maya Yoshida, who will face his third World Cup, will go to the Asian country; goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima, 39, and full-back Yuto Nagatomo, 36, who will play in his fourth World Cup.
The Japanese team is framed in the group of Spain in the World Cup and will face Luis Enrique’s team on December 1, in addition to facing Germany and Costa Rica.
La lista la conforman Eiji Kawashima (RC Estrasburgo), Shuichi Gonda (Shimizu E-pulse), Daniel Schmidt (Sint-Truiden), Yuto Nagatomo (FC Tokyo), Maya Yoshida (Schalke 04), Hiroki Sakai (Urawa Reds), Shogo Taniguchi (Kawasaki Frontale), Miki Yamane (Kawasaki Frontale), Ko Itakura (Borussia Monchengladbach), Yuta Nakayama (Huddersfield), Hiroki Ito (Stuttgart) y Takehiro Tomiyasu (Arsenal), como porteros y defensas.
In addition to midfielders and forwards Gaku Shibasaki (Leganes), Wataru Endo (Stuttgart), Junya Ito (Reims), Takuma Asano (Bochum), Takumi Minamino (Monaco), Hidemasa Morita (Sporting Lisbon), Daichi Kamada (Eintracht), Yuki Soma (Nagoya Grampus), Kaoru Mitoma (Brighton), Daizen Maeda (Celtic), Ritsu Doan (Freiburg), Ayase Ueda (Witch’s Circle), Ao Tanaka (Fortune Düsseldorf) and Takefusa Kubo (Royal Society).