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Queens off to Japan on Tuesday


Ghana’s Black Queens will leave for Tokyo on Tuesday for their international friendly against their Japanese counterparts on April 1. Coach Mercy Tagoe Quarcoo largely has kept faith with the team that won the WAFU tournament in Abidjan last month, with just two changes in the 18-player squad as she continues with the team building exercise towards this year’s Africa ...

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FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup: Scintillating Japan overwhelm Ghana 5-0

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Holders Japan defeated Ghana 5-0 on matchday two of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup at the Prince Mohammed International Stadium in Zarqa. U-17 Women’s World Cup holders Japan were too much to handle for perennial tournament participants Ghana from the start. Riko Ueki fired the Young Nadeshiko into an early lead on seven minutes taking Japan’s goals tally in ...

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2016 Olympic Games: Etebo stars as Nigeria win 5-4 against Japan

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Oghenekaro Etebo was the star of the night scoring four goals as Nigeria defeated Japan 5-4 in a thrilling, back-and-forth encounter in the second match of Group B at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016. The second match in Group B didn’t take long to spring into life. Hiroki Fujiharu crossed to the far post for Ryota Ohshima who connected well with a volley, but his shot ...

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Black Stars ‘B’ suffer defeat in Japan friendly


The Black Stars ‘B’ have suffered a 3-0 defeat to the Japanese U-23 team in an international friendly played in Japan on Wednesday. The Japanese U-23 side who used the game as part of preparations for this year’s Olympic games, scored all three goals against the home based Black Stars in the first half. Yajima Shinya scored a brace for ...

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USA crowned Women’s World Cup champions

VANCOUVER, BC - JULY 05:  The United States celebrates after winning the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 5-2 against Japan at BC Place Stadium on July 5, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada.  (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

USA ended their 16-year FIFA Women’s World Cup™ drought in the most emphatic manner imaginable with a Carli Lloyd hat-trick lifting the Stars and Stripes past holders Japan for their third title. A scarcely believable four-goal salvo inside the opening 16 minutes meant there was only ever going to be one winner to the joy of the largely pro-USA 53,341 ...

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Wambach: All I want to do is win

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Abby Wambach responded to USA’s defeat to Japan in the final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011™ by making a vow. “I’ll be back for more,” she said as she departed the scene that day, clearly dejected at not adding a winner’s medal to the adidas Silver Ball and adidas Bronze Boot she had collected. The feted striker ...

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Japan edge brave England to set up USA rematch

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Japan are into their second successive FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Final but it took a cruel and unlucky injury-time own goal from Laura Bassett for the pair to be separated. England gave as good as they got throughout the entire match with the two teams sharing first-half penalties via the boost of Aya Miyama and Fara Williams. The match seemed ...

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World champs ease past Netherlands into quarter-finals

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FIFA Women’s World Cup™ holders Japan are into the quarter-finals after goals in each half were enough for a 2-1 win over Netherlands in Vancouver setting up the Nadeshikofor a match-up against Australia. Japan controlled the contest and possession from the first minute with the Dutch struggling for ideas at times against an organised defence. Netherlands did have an early ...

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