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Daisuke Matsui, former Japan national team player, announces his retirement from professional football at age 42 on social media.

Former Japanese national football team player Daisuke Matsui (42), who shone at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, has announced his retirement on his personal Instagram account.

Matsui announced his decision to retire during a live broadcast on Instagram on the 20th, which was attended by former Japanese national team player Yoshito Okubo and Saori Yoshida, a three-time Olympic wrestling champion.

Matsui played in 31 matches for the national team, scoring one goal. He was particularly noticeable at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, contributing significantly to Japan’s progression to the last 16.

From the year after his return to Japan he played for Yokohama FC and then joined Y.S.C.C. Yokohama from 2022. In addition to soccer, he signed a contract with Y.S.C.C. Yokohama Futsal from September 2021, and his flexible activities attracted attention.

However, he left Y.S.C.C. Yokohama at the end of last season. And now, at the age of 42, he announced he would retire from active pitch.

We look forward to the new activities of Matsui, who has cultivated experience and knowledge in the world of football, and with his innate power and unique perspective. His new challenge, triggered by his active retirement, is exciting.


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