• Kyodo


Nahomi Kawasumi broke a scoreless deadlock midway through the second half as Women’s World Cup champion Japan edged Australia 1-0 in a London Olympic qualifier Monday.

“Nadeshiko” Japan stayed top of the table on a maximum nine points from three matches in the six-team, round-robin final Asian qualifying tournament in China.

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