European giants buying into women's soccer

Soccer Apr 29, 2019

European giants buying into women's soccer

Back in 2001-02, the semifinalists in the inaugural UEFA Women's Cup were Frankfurt, HJK Helsinki, Toulouse and Swedish side Umea. Fast forward 17 years to this season, and the presence of Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Chelsea and Lyon in the semifinals of the Champions League is ...

Adidas says women to receive same World Cup bonus as men

Soccer Mar 9, 2019

Adidas says women to receive same World Cup bonus as men

Sportswear maker Adidas said it will give the same bonus to any of its sponsored players on the Women's World Cup-winning soccer team as their male counterparts. Adidas wrote on Twitter that it believes "in inspiring and enabling the next generation of female athletes, creators ...

Japan to bid for 2023 Women's World Cup

Soccer / Women's World Cup Feb 20, 2019

Japan to bid for 2023 Women's World Cup

The Japan Football Association announced Wednesday it will go forward with a long-planned bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup. The announcement came after FIFA informed its member associations about the start of the bidding process for the tournament, which follows this year's Women's ...

Nadeshiko Japan to face France in pre-World Cup friendly

Soccer Feb 5, 2019

Nadeshiko Japan to face France in pre-World Cup friendly

Japan will warm up for this summer's FIFA Women's World Cup with a friendly against host France in April, the Japan Football Association said Tuesday. Nadeshiko Japan will face France on April 4 at Stade de l'Abbe-Deschamps in Auxerre. World No. 8 Japan has won ...

Nadeshiko Japan books spot in 2019 Women's World Cup

Soccer Apr 14, 2018

Nadeshiko Japan books spot in 2019 Women's World Cup

Nadeshiko Japan booked its ticket to the 2019 Women's World Cup with a 1-1 draw against Australia in the Asian Cup on Friday. The result in its final Group B match at Amman International Stadium ensured Japan advanced to the semifinals of the tournament, which ...

Sasaki reflects on Nadeshiko tenure

Soccer Mar 18, 2016

Sasaki reflects on Nadeshiko tenure

Norio Sasaki said Friday he is proud of his endeavor with Nadeshiko Japan after his tenure as head coach of the women's national came to an end. "I've worked together with the players aiming to win on the world stage, and managed to get results ...