JFA takes leap with new women's pro league

Soccer | From the Spot Nov 20, 2019

JFA takes leap with new women's pro league

by Dan Orlowitz

Eight years ago, Japan won the FIFA Women's World Cup and earned its place among women's soccer's elite nations. Now, as the sport known as "WoSo" packs stadiums in London, Madrid, Monterrey and Philadelphia, the country that introduced the likes of Homare Sawa and Saki ...

JFA unveils 'Clear Sky Japan' uniform for 2020 Olympics

Soccer Nov 6, 2019

JFA unveils 'Clear Sky Japan' uniform for 2020 Olympics

The Japan Football Association unveiled a new national team uniform on Wednesday, breaking from tradition with a patterned shirt incorporating five shades of blue representing different hues of the sky. The "Clear Sky Japan" kit was developed by Adidas Japan K.K. for representative sides including ...

Kozo Tashima re-elected to FIFA Council

Soccer Apr 6, 2019

Kozo Tashima re-elected to FIFA Council

Japan Football Association President Kozo Tashima was re-elected to the FIFA Council on Saturday by the Asian Football Confederation. Tashima was one of the seven candidates up for election by the AFC Congress for five of its six seats on the FIFA council. The 61-year-old Tashima ...

Soccer Apr 5, 2019

Japan to face visiting Trinidad and Tobago in June friendly

The Japan national men's team will host an international friendly against Trinidad and Tobago on June 5, the Japan Football Association said Friday. The friendly at Toyota Stadium in Aichi Prefecture is likely to be the Samurai Blue's last match before departing for the Copa ...

Nadeshiko Japan to face France in pre-World Cup friendly

Soccer Feb 5, 2019

Nadeshiko Japan to face France in pre-World Cup friendly

Japan will warm up for this summer's FIFA Women's World Cup with a friendly against host France in April, the Japan Football Association said Tuesday. Nadeshiko Japan will face France on April 4 at Stade de l'Abbe-Deschamps in Auxerre. World No. 8 Japan has won ...