Soccer Dec 1, 2015

Miyama chosen as finalist for 2015 FIFA women's award

Japan midfielder Aya Miyama was among the three final candidates nominated for the 2015 Ballon d'Or Women's World Player of the Year as announced by FIFA on Monday. Also included were World Cup MVP Carli Llyod of the United States and World Cup top scorer ...

Japan cleans house at AFC awards

Soccer Nov 30, 2015

Japan cleans house at AFC awards

Japan cleaned up at the Asian Football Confederation awards on Sunday, winning a total of seven honors including women's national team of the year. Nadeshiko Japan were recognized for reaching their second consecutive Women's World Cup final while Asako Takakura was named the top female ...

Soccer Oct 19, 2015

Nadeshiko captain Miyama, manager Sasaki on award short-lists

Aya Miyama, who captained Nadeshiko Japan to the final of this year's FIFA Women's World Cup, and the team's manager, Norio Sasaki, were among the nominees for awards in women's soccer published by FIFA on Monday. Miyama was among the 10 nominees for the 2015 ...

Soccer / World Cup May 2, 2014

Sawa, Miyama selected for Nadeshiko squad at Asian Cup

Former Women's World Player of the Year Homare Sawa and captain Aya Miyama were named on Friday to Nadeshiko Japan's squad for the upcoming Asian Cup in Vietnam. The reigning women's world champions also have Hikaru Naomoto and three other uncapped players in the 23-strong ...

Nadeshiko Japan, U.S. draw in Algarve opener

Soccer Mar 6, 2014

Nadeshiko Japan, U.S. draw in Algarve opener

Nadeshiko Japan failed to avenge their loss to the United States in the 2012 London Olympic gold medal match, but did manage to draw the world's top women's team 1-1 in their Algarve Cup opener on Wednesday. In a match that saw World Cup champion ...