Nadeshiko Japan star Mana Iwabuchi signs with Arsenal Women

Soccer May 27, 2021

Nadeshiko Japan star Mana Iwabuchi signs with Arsenal Women

World Cup-winning Japan forward Mana Iwabuchi signed with the Arsenal Women on Wednesday. Iwabuchi joined Arsenal after playing in the Women's Super League for Aston Villa for the second half of the 2020-21 season. The 28-year-old has scored 31 goals in 74 appearances for Japan. She was ...

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 ...

Mana Iwabuchi's hat trick propels Japan past China

Soccer Dec 14, 2019

Mana Iwabuchi's hat trick propels Japan past China

Mana Iwabuchi led the way with a hat trick as Nadeshiko Japan beat China 3-0 in the EAFF E-1 Women's Football Championship final round on Saturday. Coming off a 9-0 demolition of Taiwan, world No. 10 Japan had prepared for a sterner test against the ...

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 ...

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 ...