• Kyodo


Kensuke Nagai scored his first goals for Japan on Sunday in a 2-0 friendly victory over El Salvador as 18-year-old Takefusa Kubo made his highly anticipated national team debut.

Nagai, earning his first cap for Japan in four years, scored in the 19th and 41st minutes as the Samurai Blue, ranked 26th in the world, relentlessly attacked the 71st-ranked visitors from Central America.

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