Sawa breaks silence about husband

Aug 12, 2015

Sawa breaks silence about husband

Former Women’s World Player of the Year Homare Sawa described her new husband and former Vegalta Sendai player Hiroaki Tsujikami as a “manly man who doesn’t lie and has a strong sense of responsibility.” Sawa, 36, granted reporters’ request to speak about her husband ...

Soccer star Sawa gets married

Aug 11, 2015

Soccer star Sawa gets married

Former Women’s World Player of the Year Homare Sawa is married. The 36-year-old Nadeshiko Japan midfielder made the announcement on Tuesday through her club team, INAC Kobe Leonessa. She tied the knot on Saturday. Sawa, the MVP and top scorer of the 2011 Women’s ...

South Korea edges Nadeshiko Japan in Women's East Asian Cup

Aug 4, 2015

South Korea edges Nadeshiko Japan in Women's East Asian Cup

Nadeshiko Japan’s hopes of winning the Women’s East Asian Cup ended with a 2-1 defeat to South Korea on Tuesday. After a 4-2 opening game defeat against North Korea on Sunday, Japan took a first half-lead through Emi Nakajima, but Cho So-hyun equalized nine ...

Jul 6, 2015

Sumo elite laud Nadeshiko's achievement

Nadeshiko Japan were hailed after their overwhelming 5-2 defeat in the Women’s World Cup final by the elites of Japan’s most traditional sport on Monday. Training for the upcoming Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, yokozuna Hakuho lauded the women’s national team, which fell short of ...

U.S. dominates Japan in Women's World Cup final

Jul 6, 2015

U.S. dominates Japan in Women's World Cup final

Nadeshiko Japan’s hopes of retaining the Women’s World Cup title were shattered during a 5-2 hammering by the United States in the final in Vancouver on Sunday. Four goals in the first 16 minutes, including a hat-trick from U.S. captain Carli Lloyd — the ...

Sasaki confident Japan can defend title against U.S.

Jul 5, 2015

Sasaki confident Japan can defend title against U.S.

Japan coach Norio Sasaki is confident the reigning champions can retain their title by beating familiar foe the United States again in the Women’s World Cup final on Sunday. “It’s a real honor to be battling the United States again,” said Sasaki, whose team ...