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 ...

Mana Iwabuchi lifts Nadeshiko Japan past Jordan in friendly

Soccer Nov 25, 2017

Mana Iwabuchi lifts Nadeshiko Japan past Jordan in friendly

Mana Iwabuchi's brace lifted Nadeshiko Japan to a 2-0 away win in a friendly against Jordan on Friday. Iwabuchi scored twice in the first half with Nadeshiko attacking aggressively from the start. Japan got on the board in the 27th minute when Iwabuchi scored with her ...

Soccer Apr 2, 2017

Iwabuchi to leave Bayern, return to Japan

Japan forward Mana Iwabuchi terminated her contract with Bayern Munich and will return to Japan to concentrate on recovering from injuries, she wrote on her blog on Saturday. The 24-year-old, who was with Nadeshiko Japan for their 2011 World Cup championship, their runners-up finish in ...

Nadeshiko stalwarts Miyama, Iwabuchi to miss Sweden friendly

Soccer Jul 6, 2016

Nadeshiko stalwarts Miyama, Iwabuchi to miss Sweden friendly

Nadeshiko Japan coach Asako Takakura overlooked regular captain Aya Miyama for selection as she named her squad on Wednesday for an upcoming friendly away to Sweden. Miyama, the three-time Asian Player of the Year, missed Japan's first two matches under Takakura against world champion the ...

Nadeshiko Japan hits another bump on road to Rio

Soccer Mar 2, 2016

Nadeshiko Japan hits another bump on road to Rio

by Shintaro Kano

The Rio de Janeiro Olympics are slipping through Nadeshiko Japan's fingers as the former world champions drew 1-1 with South Korea in an Asian final qualifier on Wednesday. Mana Iwabuchi broke the deadlock in the dying minutes with a lucky goal for Japan, but Jung ...