Nadeshiko Japan beat Norway in friendly

Soccer Nov 11, 2018

Nadeshiko Japan beat Norway in friendly

Nadeshiko Japan beat Norway 4-1 on Sunday in an international friendly. Kumi Yokoyama opened the scoring in the 16th minute at Tottori Bird Stadium to give Japan an early lead and spark a solid victory on home soil. Mana Iwabuchi followed up 11 minutes later, dribbling ...

Nadeshiko wins Asian Cup again

Soccer Apr 21, 2018

Nadeshiko wins Asian Cup again

Japan won its second straight Women's Asian Cup on Friday night with a 1-0 victory over Australia in the tournament final. Substitute Kumi Yokoyama scored the 84th-minute winner at Amman International Stadium in a replay of the 2014 final, when Nadeshiko Japan edged the Matildas ...

Nadeshiko Japan forward Yokoyama to join German side on loan

Soccer May 1, 2017

Nadeshiko Japan forward Yokoyama to join German side on loan

Nadeshiko Japan forward Kumi Yokoyama will join German women's soccer side FFC Frankfurt on loan for a year from July, her club AC Nagano Parceiro said Monday. The 23-year-old, who was second in the scoring chart in the Japanese top flight last season with 16 ...

Japan women finish sixth at Algarve Cup

Soccer Mar 9, 2017

Japan women finish sixth at Algarve Cup

The Japan women's soccer team fell to the Netherlands 3-2 on Wednesday to finish in sixth place after the classification matches at the Algarve Cup. Japan came from two goals down to level the match after 77 minutes through Kumi Yokoyama and an own ...

Yokoyama leads Nadeshiko Japan past Norway

Soccer Mar 7, 2017

Yokoyama leads Nadeshiko Japan past Norway

Kumi Yokoyama struck twice in the second half as Nadeshiko Japan defeated Norway 2-0 at the Algarve Cup on Monday. Yokoyama opened the scoring just before the hour and sealed victory one minute to time for Asako Takakura's side, which finished runnes-up in Group B ...

Soccer Mar 2, 2017

Spain tops Japan at Algarve Cup

The Japan women's soccer team made a losing start to the year with a 2-1 defeat to Spain in its opening match of the Algarve Cup on Wednesday. Goals from Silvia Meseguer and Olga Garcia fired the Spaniards into a 2-0 lead before Kumi ...

Loss puts Nadeshiko on brink

Soccer Mar 5, 2016

Loss puts Nadeshiko on brink

Nadeshiko Japan is in need of a miracle to qualify for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after the former world champions went down 2-1 at the hands of China on Friday. Goals from Zhang Rui and Gu Yasha sent China on its way past Japan, ...

Nadeshiko Japan falls to China as Olympic hopes dim

Soccer Mar 4, 2016

Nadeshiko Japan falls to China as Olympic hopes dim

Nadeshiko Japan is in need of a miracle to qualify for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after the former world champion lost 2-1 to China on Friday. Zhang Rui and Gu Yasha struck for China before Japan pulled one back through Kumi Yokoyama, which proved ...