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Memorable moment: Sawa comes to Japan’s rescue

From FIFA.com: As the world of football counts down to the reveal of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ official emblem and slogan – in Paris on 19 September – we are counting down the 10 Most Memorable Moments in FIFA Women’s World Cup history. Our latest focuses on Japan legend Homare Sawa’s performance in 2011. The post Memorable moment: Sawa comes to Japan’s rescue appeared...
Via The Soccer Daily
September 15, 2017

Sawa slams Japan as women fail to qualify for Olympics

Japan, who have played in the last three major women's tournament finals, will not be at the Olympics this summer. The fourth ranked team in the world has failed to qualify for Rio after a disastrous Asian Football Confederation Olympic qualifying that saw them eliminated from contention before their final match.The confederation's qualifying saw six teams play a round-robin, with...
Via FOX Sports
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Aussie coach has advice for defending Japan

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Perhaps, Australia coach Alen Stajcic was on to something when he said, ''We're not the Netherlands,'' in responding to question regarding how the Matildas might defend against Japan in the quarterfinals. Familiar with their Asian rivals, Stajcic said the key was pressuring Japan's ball carriers and clogging up the middle so they couldn't generate chances...
Via Associated Press
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Homare Sawa: I couldn’t repeat that shot

This video was originally published on FIFA's official Youtube channel. The post Homare Sawa: I couldn’t repeat that shot appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.
Via The Soccer Daily
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Homare Sawa: A trophy full of laughter and pain

This video was originally published on FIFA's official Youtube channel. The post Homare Sawa: A trophy full of laughter and pain appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.
Via The Soccer Daily
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Japan men's team in business, women in economy

Japan's world champion women's soccer team has taken exception to flying economy while their male counterparts sat in business class on a flight to Europe for the Olympics. The women's team was assigned seats in premium economy for the 13-hour flight to Paris while the nation's under-23 men's team was up front on the same flight. ''It should have been the other way around,'' 2011...
Via FOX Sports
July 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Sexism? Japan flies women’s soccer team economy class, men business

Japan seems to have a blatantly sexist attitude toward the travel accommodations for some of its athletes. According to the Telegraph, Japan had its women’s soccer team fly economy class from Tokyo to Paris this week while the men’s soccer team has flown business class to the Olympics since the 1996 Summer Games. Some of the women are peeved at the difference. “I guess it should...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Japan upset about flying economy?

Japan's women's soccer team isn't keeping quiet about its accomodations to the 2012 Olympics. Members of the squad have complained about having to fly economy class while the men's team was given seats in business class, according to BBC News. The women's team is a strong contender to earn a gold medal this summer but was required to fly premium economy -- an upgrade from economy...
Via Fox Olympics
July 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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