Japan shuts out Vietnam in Women's Asian Cup opener

Soccer Apr 8, 2018

Japan shuts out Vietnam in Women's Asian Cup opener

Defending champion Japan took an early lead in its group at the Women's Asian Cup with a 4-0 shutout of Vietnam on Saturday. Kumi Yokoyama opened the scoring in the third minute at King Abdullah II Stadium, and later goals by Emi Nakajima, Mana Iwabuchi, ...

Nadeshiko Japan beats Australia to win Women's Asian Cup

Soccer / World Cup May 26, 2014

Nadeshiko Japan beats Australia to win Women's Asian Cup

Japan defeated defending champion Australia 1-0 in the on Sunday to win their first Women's Asian Cup. Nadeshiko Japan manager Norio Sasaki claimed the title in his third try in the tournament, which doubled as a qualifier for next year's World Cup in Canada. "It was ...

Japan secures spot in Women's Asian Cup final

Soccer / World Cup May 22, 2014

Japan secures spot in Women's Asian Cup final

Defender Azusa Iwashimizu delivered a header from a corner kick from captain Aya Miyama in the dying seconds of extra time as Japan beat China 2-1 to book a spot in the final at the Women's Asian Cup on Thursday. The reigning World Cup champions, ...

Nadeshiko Japan thumps Vietnam

Soccer / World Cup May 17, 2014

Nadeshiko Japan thumps Vietnam

Women's World Cup holder Japan blew away Vietnam 4-0 Friday at the Women's Asian Cup, a qualifying competition for next year's Women's World Cup in Canada. Japan went atop Group A with four points followed by defending champion Australia in second to move a step ...