Makoto Hasebe: slow starter whose diligence paid off with Japan captaincy

Makoto Hasebe: slow starter whose diligence paid off with Japan captaincy
 

This article is part of the Guardian’s 2018 World Cup Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations from the 32 countries who have qualified for Russia. theguardian.com is running previews from two countries each day in the run-up to the tournament kicking off on 14 June.
Like many other Japanese players of his generation the national captain, Makoto Hasebe, started to dream of becoming a professional footballer when he read the popular and globally famous manga series Captain Tsubasa. Inspired by the miraculous skills of Tsubasa Oozora, the comic books’... read more

 
13 June 2018 in Sport, Views: 40
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