Soccer Feb 8, 2012

Sawa thrilled to meet Barca stars

Homare Sawa's INAC Kobe Leonessa had another memorable moment during their trip to Spain on Monday when they spent time with members of club world champion Barcelona. INAC, who won a trip to Spain as a reward for capturing the Nadeshiko League, had their ...

Soccer Feb 6, 2012

Sawa injures right calf in training

FIFA Women's World Player of the Year Homare Sawa has injured her right calf while training in Spain with her Nadeshiko League team INAC Kobe Leonessa, a team spokesperson said on Saturday. Women's national team captain Sawa complained of discomfort in a pre-match practice session ...

Japan advances to World Cup final

Soccer / World Cup Jul 15, 2011

Japan advances to World Cup final

Their "Nadeshiko" nickname comes from a pink frilled carnation symbolizing grace and beauty, but it was power, passion and sharp shooting from a surprise change to the starting lineup that helped put Japan on the brink of world domination on Wednesday night. Nahomi Kawasumi marked ...