Nadeshiko captain Saki Kumagai to leave Lyon at end of season

Soccer Apr 21, 2021

Nadeshiko captain Saki Kumagai to leave Lyon at end of season

Japan women's national soccer team captain Saki Kumagai announced on Instagram on Tuesday she will be leaving Olympique Lyonnais after eight years with the French team. The 30-year-old Kumagai, who was a member of the silver-winning 2012 London Olympic team as well as the team ...

Nadeshiko Japan to play Olympic game in disaster-hit Miyagi

Soccer Feb 23, 2021

Nadeshiko Japan to play Olympic game in disaster-hit Miyagi

Japan's women's soccer team will play its third and final group-stage match of the postponed Tokyo Olympics at Miyagi Stadium, in the northeastern Japan region hit hard by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters, FIFA confirmed Tuesday. The choice of venue will be an ...

Japan withdraw from SheBelieves Cup due to COVID-19 situation

Soccer Jan 29, 2021

Japan withdraw from SheBelieves Cup due to COVID-19 situation

Japan's women's team has withdrawn from next month's SheBelieves Cup in Orlando, Florida, because of the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic in their country, U.S. Soccer said on Thursday. The decision by Nadeshiko Japan, currently 10th FIFA women's world rankings, comes after the death ...

Japan to compete in 2021 SheBelieves Cup

Soccer Jan 12, 2021

Japan to compete in 2021 SheBelieves Cup

Japan is among the four teams that will participate in next month's SheBelieves Cup, a women's invitational soccer tournament hosted by the United States, the Japan Football Association said Tuesday. The sixth edition of the SheBelieves Cup will take place from Feb. 18 to 24 ...