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 ...

South Korea and China women to battle for Olympic berth

Soccer Apr 7, 2021

South Korea and China women to battle for Olympic berth

After repeated postponements stretching back more than a year because of the coronavirus, South Korea and China's women's soccer teams will finally meet Thursday for a last-ditch spot at the Tokyo Olympics. The first leg takes place in Goyang, South Korea, and the return fixture ...

Barcelona women win 20th straight game

Soccer Mar 21, 2021

Barcelona women win 20th straight game

An unstoppable Barcelona won their 20th game out of 20 on Saturday, thrashing Rayo Vallecano 4-0 away from home to continue their record-breaking run in Spanish women's soccer's top flight. Swiss international Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic and Nigeria forward Asisat Oshoala struck in the first half while ...

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 ...