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Homare Sawa will take to the field on Sunday for the very last time in her 25-year career, and the women’s soccer icon is determined to end on a high note with the Empress’ Cup in her hand, and with a goal, too.

“It will be one special game,” said midfielder Sawa after Saturday’s training session ahead of INAC Kobe Leonessa’s final against the Vegalta Sendai Ladies.

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