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Yuika Sugasawa's late winner secures gold for Japan

Soccer Sep 1, 2018

Yuika Sugasawa's late winner secures gold for Japan

A goal in the final seconds gave Japan women’s soccer squad a 1-0 win against China in the final in on Friday, and its second-ever Asian Games gold medal. The goal, scored in the 90th minute by Yuika Sugasawa in the pouring rain at JSC ...

Nadeshiko tops Iceland at tourney

Soccer Mar 3, 2018

Nadeshiko tops Iceland at tourney

Japan rebounded from an opening-day loss to defeat Iceland 2-1 on Friday in their second Algarve Cup Group C match. Japan midfielder Rumi Utsugi converted a cross from Emi Nakajima for the eventual game-winner in the 85th minute, giving Asako Takakura's side the much-needed three ...

Japan tops Cameroon, advances

Soccer / Women's World Cup Jun 13, 2015

Japan tops Cameroon, advances

Aya Sameshima and Yuika Sugasawa were on target and defending champion Nadeshiko Japan withstood intense late pressure to secure a place in the second round at the Women's World Cup on Friday with a 2-1 win over Cameroon in their second Group C match ...

Sugasawa propels Japan past New Zealand

Soccer / World Cup May 8, 2014

Sugasawa propels Japan past New Zealand

Yuika Sugasawa scored a late winner as Japan edged New Zealand 2-1 in Osaka on Thursday in a friendly ahead of the Women's Asian Cup in Vietnam. Megumi Takase collected a long through ball from Aya Miyama to drive home from close range shortly before ...