Soccer: FC Tokyo defender Watanabe headed to Belgium

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FC Tokyo center back Tsuyoshi Watanabe is moving to Belgian Jupiler Pro League first-tier club KV Kortrijk, the J-League first-division side announced Tuesday.

The 24-year-old has played in 75 career J1 games since turning pro with FC Tokyo in 2019. He has played twice for Japan's under-23 team, and once for the senior national team in the 2019 East Asian championship.