U.S. tops winless Japan to capture SheBelieves Cup title

Soccer Mar 12, 2020

U.S. tops winless Japan to capture SheBelieves Cup title

Japan dropped its third straight game as the United States women's national team won its third SheBelieves Cup title on Wednesday with a 3-1 victory at a sold-out Toyota Stadium. With losses in the first two games against Spain and England and the Olympic Games ...

Japan steamrolls Taiwan in 9-0 rout

Soccer Dec 11, 2019

Japan steamrolls Taiwan in 9-0 rout

Mana Iwabuchi, Mina Tanaka and Mayu Ikejiri netted a pair of goals each as Nadeshiko Japan started the EAFF E-1 Women's Football Championship final round with a 9-0 rout of Taiwan on Wednesday. World No. 10 Japan dominated every facet of the game at Busan ...

Makoto Hasebe voted AFC's top Asian international player

Soccer Nov 29, 2018

Makoto Hasebe voted AFC's top Asian international player

Former Japan captain Makoto Hasebe was named Asian International Player of the Year on Wednesday at the Asian Football Confederation Annual Awards in Muscat. Hasebe, currently with German first-division side Eintracht Frankfurt, skippered the only Asian team to reach the knockout stage this year in ...

Yuika Sugasawa's late winner secures gold for Japan

Soccer Sep 1, 2018

Yuika Sugasawa's late winner secures gold for Japan

A goal in the final seconds gave Japan women’s soccer squad a 1-0 win against China in the final in on Friday, and its second-ever Asian Games gold medal. The goal, scored in the 90th minute by Yuika Sugasawa in the pouring rain at JSC ...