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Frankfurt striker Yuki Ogimi has inherited the No. 10 shirt from retired icon Homare Sawa as manager Norio Sasaki announced the Nadeshiko Japan team for the women’s final Asian qualifiers for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Out of 20 members named on Thursday, 16 remain from the squad that finished runner-up in last summer’s World Cup in Canada. The top two teams at the six-team round-robin tournament in Osaka will earn a trip to Rio de Janeiro.

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