• Kyodo


Japan forward Mana Iwabuchi terminated her contract with Bayern Munich and will return to Japan to concentrate on recovering from injuries, she wrote on her blog on Saturday.

The 24-year-old, who was with Nadeshiko Japan for their 2011 World Cup championship, their runners-up finish in 2015 and the 2012 Olympics, joined Bayern from Hoffenheim ahead of the 2014-2015 season. Her team has since won two league titles but her playing time has been limited due to injuries, mainly to her right knee.

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