NEWS STORY. 24/03/2023
Fede Valverde shone in the friendly between Uruguay and Japan in Tokyo (1-1). The madridista scored the first goal in a friendly in which he made his first appearance as captain of his national team, playing the full 90 minutes. Valverde broke the deadlock in the 38th minute. The Uruguayan picked up the ball on the edge of the area and fired a volley against the post - he was the quickest to react and headed the rebound in past the keeper. In the second half, the Japanese equalised through Nishimura (76').