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 ...

Soccer Feb 19, 2016

Miyama honored for World Cup success

Nadeshiko Japan captain Aya Miyama has been named to the first women's World XI, FIFPro, the global players' union, said Thursday. Miyama, who captained Japan to a runner-up finish at last year's Women's World Cup in Canada, was the only Asian player in the team, ...

Miyama receives AFC Women's Player of Year honor for third time

Soccer Dec 24, 2015

Miyama receives AFC Women's Player of Year honor for third time

Nadeshiko Japan captain Aya Miyama was named the Asian Football Confederation's Women's Player of the Year on Thursday for the third time. At the Women's World Cup in Canada, the 30-year-old scored twice and added two assists to lead Japan to the final, where it ...

Sumo Jul 6, 2015

Sumo elite laud Nadeshiko's achievement

Nadeshiko Japan were hailed after their overwhelming 5-2 defeat in the Women's World Cup final by the elites of Japan's most traditional sport on Monday. Training for the upcoming Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, yokozuna Hakuho lauded the women's national team, which fell short of retaining ...

Parrot picks Japan to defeat U.S. in Women's World Cup final

National Jul 3, 2015

Parrot picks Japan to defeat U.S. in Women's World Cup final

The United States will be left as sick as a parrot Sunday after the Women's World Cup final against Japan, according to the latest soccer psychic from the animal kingdom. Olivia, a 10-year-old gray parrot, has been impressing visitors at her enclosure at Nasu Animal ...