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Star forward Mana Iwabuchi will miss the start of Nadeshiko Japan’s title defense at the Women’s Asian Cup in India after testing positive for the coronavirus, the Japan Football Association announced Wednesday.

The attacker for English club Arsenal has not been in close contact with any other members of the Japan squad after traveling separately to India for the tournament, which kicks off Thursday and runs through Feb. 6.

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