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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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