Lucas Torreira showed off some silky skills for his country at the Copa America as Uruguay drew 2-2 with Japan.

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PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL – JUNE 20: Lucas Torreira of Uruguay battles for the ball against Ko Itakura of Japan during the Group C match between Uruguay and Japan during Copa America Brazil 2019 at Arena do Gremio on June 20, 2019, in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Lucas Uebel/Getty Images)

Japan took a 25th-minute lead through Koji Miyoshi but a Luis Suarez penalty six minutes later drew the sides level before Miyoshi struck again in the 59th.

Jose Gimenez secured a draw for Torreira’s side in the 66th minute but it was a little back-flick from the Arsenal midfielder that caught my eye in a game where he was mostly anonymous.

There was also a moment of concern when he seemed to pick up a knock but was able to shake it off and played the full 90.

If you’re wondering why Uruguay were playing Japan in the Copa America, Conmebol only has 10 members. Japan, along with Qatar, were invited to make the tournament more workable.

In 2016, six teams were invited from North America to create a 16-team tournament, however, in 2018 it was decided that they would revert to a 12-team tournament.