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  • Closing the gap

    Closing the gap

    The official technical report into this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup™ highlights a number of marked improvements in the women’s game and suggests that the competitive gap has become narrower than ever.

  • Nadeshiko awarded FIFA World Champions Badge

    Nadeshiko awarded FIFA World Champions Badge

    Japan’s success at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011™ has been recognised with the presentation of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Champions Badge.
Japan

Japan’s star continues to rise in global terms, not that the Nadeshiko have been poor performers in the past.

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Appearances deceptive in Group B
Although England and Japan progressed to the quarter-finals with a comfortable points margin, the group matches were all tight contests save for ...
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    • Holding the certification and plaque of the People's Honour Award, Japanese national women's football team head coach Norio Sasaki (front L) and captain Homare Sawa (front R) and other players pose with Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan
    • Japanese national women's football team captain Homare Sawa (L) holds the People's Honour Award plaque with Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan (C) as they pose for photographers with team head coach Norio Sasaki
    • Shinobu Ohno and Asuna Tanaka and Nahomi Kawasumi
    • Homare Sawa of Japan poses
    • Aya Miyama of Japan poses at a press conference
    • Saki Kumagai of Japan smiles