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Tosu Forward Fernando Torres to Face Kobe in Final Match

Sagan Tosu forward Fernando Torres will retire from football this August. The former Spain national football team player made the announcement at a news conference in Tokyo on June 23. Torres revealed that he took the decision as he is getting to a stage in his career where he can no longer perform at the level he wants. The 35-year-old, who won a World Cup and two European Championships with Spain, will play his last game against Vissel Kobe at Tosu’s Ekimae Real Estate Stadium on August 23. Torres stated that he wants to play his final match against Kobe as his former international teammates Andrés Iniesta and David Villa both play for the club. He will help develop Tosu’s young talent and restructure the team in an advisory role after his retirement. Source: Asahi Shimbun, 6/23/2019

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Saga Prefecture
Published: Jun 26, 2019 / Last Updated: Jun 26, 2019