• Kyodo


Nadeshiko Japan coach Asako Takakura stuck to her youth policy in naming a 23-member squad on Monday for her team’s tour of the Netherlands and Belgium next month.

Twenty-year-olds Yui Hasegawa and Mami Ueno — who excelled in the team’s 3-0 home win over Costa Rica in April — kept their places while Urawa Reds Ladies forward Yuika Sugasawa was one of the few changes.

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