• Kyodo


Women’s World Cup championship-winning Japan warmed up for the upcoming Olympic qualifiers with a win over a Nadeshiko League select team, singing in the rain to the tune of a 3-2 victory on Friday evening at National Stadium.

Yukari Kinga, Nahomi Kawasumi and Mizuho Sakaguchi all struck in the first half during a charity match to support relief efforts following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

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