Japan will be aiming for gold at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament says coach Norio Sasaki, while star player Homare Sawa is already looking forward to their first match against Canada.
All over the world, 8 March is recognised as International Women's Day. FIFA.com joins in on the celebrations with a homage to women's football.
FIFA.com’s first monthly review of women’s football in 2012 looks at more success for Abby Wambach and Homare Sawa, plus the latest international and club happenings across the globe.
After captivating fans throughout 2011, football’s top players and coaches received well-deserved accolades at the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala on Monday, where FIFA.com was on hand.
Dramatic returns from Thierry Henry and Paul Scholes feature alongside the goalscoring exploits of Joe Cole and Antonio Di Natale, in-form Israeli pace-setters and Lionel Messi's latest Ballon d'Or in FIFA.com's latest stats review.
After she was crowned FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year, Homare Sawa spoke to FIFA.com about her achievements in 2011 and excitement at attending the Gala in Zurich.