Yuki Ogimi scored a goal and then set up another to give world champion Japan a 2-0 victory over Brazil on Friday and a place in the semifinals of the women's Olympic soccer competition.
Japan will play France on Monday.
Ogimi's goal came at 27 minutes after she ran onto a quickly taken free kick by Homare Sawa. In the second half, she beat a player, then made a long pass...
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August 03, 2012
Sweden held Women's World Cup champion Japan to a 0-0 draw Saturday in Olympic soccer.
Japan created many chances - most in the second half - but was unable to take advantage, with Sweden goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl making several saves.
Caroline Seger had the best chance for Sweden in the first half when her powerful shot was blocked by Homare Sawa.
The result leaves Sweden...
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July 28, 2012
Winning a FIFA Women's World Cup earns you a lot of perks. A business-class seat for the 13-hour flight from Tokyo to Paris isn't one of them. Japan's women's Olympic soccer team. While their less-heralded male counterparts spent the flight kicking it up in business class, the women players were relegated to economy seating (albeit economy premium seating) for their...
The Japanese women's soccer team are the reigning World Cup champions but they're still second-class compared to the men's team it seems. While the men's squad were able to get comfortable in business class seats for the nearly 13 hour flight to France where the two teams are gearing up for the Olympics, the women were shunted into coach.Following their victory in...
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...
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...
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...