Japan, U.S. primed for World Cup rematch

Jul 4, 2015

Japan, U.S. primed for World Cup rematch

Reigning champion Japan and the United States rekindle their rivalry on the grandest stage of all on Sunday in what promises to be an absorbing conclusion to the Women’s World Cup. Charismatic coach Norio Sasaki guided Japan to a fairy tale finish in Germany ...

Nadeshiko relieved after semifinal battle

Jul 2, 2015

Nadeshiko relieved after semifinal battle

Japan coach Norio Sasaki admitted the champions had not lived up to his expectations in Wednesday’s 2-1 win over England, but said they still deserved to be in the Women’s World Cup final for the second tournament in a row. The Nadeshiko were pushed ...

Jun 25, 2015

Nadeshiko goalkeeper Yamane has dislocated shoulder

Nadeshiko Japan goalkeeper Erina Yamane is suffering from a dislocated shoulder but should be fit for the remainder of the Women’s World Cup, coach Norio Sasaki said on Tuesday. Yamane was not in goal for Japan’s 2-1 win over the Netherlands that sent the ...