• Kyodo


The Japan women’s soccer team made a losing start to the year with a 2-1 defeat to Spain in its opening match of the Algarve Cup on Wednesday.

Goals from Silvia Meseguer and Olga Garcia fired the Spaniards into a 2-0 lead before Kumi Yokoyama pulled one back for Japan with nine minutes left.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.