Posts Tagged ‘ Nadeshiko ’

Japan makes history, Sawa named world’s best female soccer player

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01/12/2012
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TOKYO (majirox news) — The captain of Japan’s women’s soccer team, Homare Sawa, was presented with FIFA’s Ballon d’Or award at a Zurich ceremony on Jan. 9. This prestigious honor is awarded by FIFA to the world’s best player – male or female – and it is the first time that an Asian athlete...
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Success reaps commercial gains for Japan’s women soccer stars

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09/16/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Japan women’s soccer defender Azusa Iwashimizu used to grind away at work four days a week until the Nadeshiko won the World Cup in July and qualified earlier this month for the 2012 London Olympic Games. Iwashimizu’s role in the team’s success led to team NTV Beleza offering her a...
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Nadeshiko Japan through to London Olympics

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09/08/2011
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Update: JINAN, China (majirox news) — World Champions Japan are through to the 2012 London Olympics after drawing 1-1 with North Korea and Australia defeated China in a later game here Sept. 8. Japan’s 10 points after four games will be enough to ensure it is one of the top two teams in the...
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Nadeshiko waltzes over Australia’s Matildas

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09/05/2011
Nahomi Kawasum with a 62-minute goal

TOKYO (majirox news) — Nadeshiko Japan, the national women’s team, took a big step closer to competing in the 2012 London Olympics on Sept. 5 with a 1-0 win against Australia’s Matildas in Shandong, China. Nahomi Kawasumi continued her fine form with a 62-minute goal that remained the only score for the match in...
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Nadeshiko Japan tops South Korea

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09/04/2011
Nadeshiko Japan tops South Korea

SHANDONG, China (majirox news) — Nadeshiko Japan, the country’s World Cup-winning women’s soccer team, defeated South Korea 2-1 here on Sept. 3 in an Asian Qualifying Group match for the 2012 London Olympics. Japan, starting with the same 11 that won the World Cup in July, was less than impressive, but did enough to...
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World Cup win expected to kick off business boom

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07/20/2011
Japan's World Cup winning team back in Tokyo

TOKYO (majirox news) Japan’s World Cup winning women’s team returned to Tokyo July 19 amid growing expectations their success will kick off booms in business and the soccer-playing population, according to the Nikkei newspaper. Adidas Japan and sporting goods retailer B&D Co., Ltd. both reported that commemorative T-shirts to mark Japan’s win in the...
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Fans laud Japan’s World Cup win across the globe

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07/19/2011
Japan win World Cup final

TOKYO (majirox news) — Fans around the world lauded Japan’s victory in the Women’s World Cup in Frankfurt, Germany, with many saying it offered a balm to a country still reeling from the effects of the March 11 disasters. The New York Times, said “Japan’s winning the Women’s World Cup is the best thing...
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Japan wins women’s World Cup soccer

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07/18/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Japan won the Women’s World Cup in Frankfurt, Germany, on July 18 Japan time, defeating the United States 3-1 on penalties following a 2-2 deadlock after extra time. Nadeshiko Japan became the first senior Asian soccer team to win a World Cup when it came from behind to defeat the...
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