• Kyodo


Norio Sasaki, who guided Japan to an astonishing victory at the 2011 Women’s World Cup final and the silver medal at the London Olympics last month, could be staying on as Nadeshiko coach.

Eiji Ueda, chief of women’s soccer at the Japan Football Association, revealed Wednesday that the charismatic 54-year-old is the only candidate the association is currently negotiating with.

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