Alejandro Balde gets into the round of 16 with Spain

Alejandro Balde never thought that he would be the first Dominican to register in the round of 16 of the World Cup, despite losing to a devilish Japan (1-2), in a day full of drama and that would ultimately go down in history.

The descendant of a Dominican mother (Gleddy Martínez) played with great efficiency in his first start, and will be present in the qualifiers against the also historic Morocco.

Balde was part of one of the most dramatic matches of the World Cup in Qatar from the start, with an outstanding performance, especially in the first half of the match, before being replaced by the experienced Jordi Alba (minute 69).

The big bump was given by Japan, which was not satisfied with having been the roller against Germany (2-1) in the debut of the fair, coming from the same adversity as against Spain.

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Spain began with all its offensive impetus, and in the eleventh minute, Álvaro Morata received an aerial centered ball that sent the net point-blank to make it 1-0.

But Japan never gave up under the pressure of being out of the World Cup at that time due to the result that favored Germany (1-0) over Costa Rica. In the 48th minute, the substitute Ritsu Doan gave the big clarion call with a great goal that put the Japanese in the next round.

The team from the rising sun maintained the effervescence after the tie, and just three minutes later (51), Ao Tanaka scored a goal after a ball picked up just taking part of the bottom line, which had to be validated by the VAR, a result that It gave him unprecedented group leadership.

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Balde’s participation would be the first leg, since he also the descendant Rubén Vargas would play a round of 16, provided that his team (Switzerland) achieves victory or a conditional draw, in his match this Friday against Serbia for group G .

Vargas is the undisputed starter with the Swiss team.

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