• Kyodo


Homare Sawa is in line for another soccer honor after leading Japan to the Women’s World Cup title this year.

Three Japanese players were shortlisted Wednesday for the Asian Football Confederation’s Women’s Player of the Year award including Sawa, who won the Golden Boot and Golden Ball awards during the World Cup in Germany, goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori and midfielder Aya Miyama.

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