• Kyodo


Women’s world champions Japan rebounded from Monday’s 4-1 loss to the United States with a morale-boosting 1-0 win away to Sweden in a warmup against their London Olympic Group F rivals on Wednesday.

Yuki Nagasato beat the offside trap to net for the second game in a row with the clincher shortly before the half-hour mark in Japan’s last match before coach Norio Sasaki names his squad.

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