Soccer

Nadeshiko's Kumagai signs contract extension with Lyon

Kyodo

Nadeshiko Japan defender Saki Kumagai signed a three-year extension with Lyon through June 2020, the women’s European Champions League holder announced Thursday.

The 26-year-old World Cup winner joined Lyon in 2013 from Frankfurt. Lyon, 10-time defending French league champion, has again reached the Champions League final on June 1 in Cardiff, where it will face Paris Saint-Germain.

“I’m very blessed to be able to play for Lyon,” Kumagai said. “I love the club. I’ll give the team everything I have so we can win.”

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