• Kyodo News


Women’s national team coach Hiroshi Ohashi on Monday announced his decision to step down at the end of his term, saying he has fulfilled his mission of winning Japan a berth in the Olympics and the Women’s World Cup. “The two biggest goals were winning berths for the Olympics and the Women’s World Cup. I have finished what I initially set out to do as my responsibility,” Ohashi said. Ohashi was appointed national team coach after the 2004 Athens Olympics.

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