Despite the impressive development in the Japanese national football scene, this has not translated into sponsorship deals with gambling brands akin as happens in other parts of the world.
Argentina's Leo Messi, Egypt's Mohamed Salah, Belgium's Eden Hazard and England's Raheem Sterling are Teruhito Nakagawa's main references, as the best player of the Japanese League 2019 acknowledged.
Andres Iniesta has described his struggle with depression while playing for Barcelona, which his mother says was a "bottomless pit" that caused her 25-year-old son to ask to sleep with his parents.
Andres Iniesta's career as a footballer is coming to an end, but it looks like he might not be saying goodbye to the sport entirely. Iniesta is beginning to seriously consider becoming a coach when he hangs up his boots.
He's 25 years old and like almost every young man in the world, he's homebound these days. Kyogo Furuhashi takes advantage of the confinement to cook better and learn Spanish. He misses the ball. COVID 19 caught him in a sweet moment, but nothing can wipe the smile off his face. He keeps his dreams intact despite the viral nightmare.
Andrés Iniesta, the former Barcelona and Spain player, currently at Vissel Kobe, of Japan, has joined the charity project 'Nuestra mejor victoria' (Our best victory). The initiative, which inspired by Pau Gasol and Rafael Nadal together with the Red Cross, fights against the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan suspended its football league on Tuesday, making it the latest sporting victim of the deadly coronavirus with just five months to go before the Tokyo Olympics.
There are many footballers who are big fans of Andrés Iniesta, but very few have shown it as much as Claudio Marchisio. In an interview with DAZN, the Italian said that it's "inexplicable" that the Spanish player "doesn't have a Ballon d'Or".
Andres Iniesta's name was one of the latest to appear in information about possible Barcelona signings. However, according to 'Marca' Iniesta did not speak to the sporting director or his team.