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Japan's women's team has withdrawn from next month's SheBelieves Cup in Orlando, Florida, because of the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic in their country, U.S. Soccer said on Thursday.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 ...

Beleza defeats Urawa to win fourth straight Empress Cup

Soccer Dec 29, 2020

Beleza defeats Urawa to win fourth straight Empress Cup

Tokyo Verdy Beleza claimed the Empress Cup for the fourth straight year Tuesday, beating Nadeshiko League champion Urawa Reds 4-3 following a pair of second-half goals from Japan forward Rikako Kobayashi. Beleza lifted the trophy a record 15th time following the final of the all-Japan ...

Urawa wins era-ending Nadeshiko League title

Soccer Nov 8, 2020

Urawa wins era-ending Nadeshiko League title

Urawa Reds defeated Ehime FC 5-1 on Sunday to clinch the last Nadeshiko League first-division championship before Japan's new professional women's soccer competition launches next year. Veteran forward Kozue Ando was among the goal scorers for Reds, who took an unbeatable lead in the title ...