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10MA TOPICS! [JAPAN FA] Nadeshiko Japan aim to for third title with “new forces” – EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2017 Final Women’s Squad Announcement

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December 5, 2017

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The coach of Nadeshiko Japan (Japan Women’s National Team), TAKAKURA Asako, held a press conference at JFA House in Tokyo on Tuesday 28 November to announce her 23 squad members for the EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2017 Final. The competition is scheduled to start from Friday 8 December.

While the core of the team stayed the same from the Jordan tour, which was held between 21st and 24th November, three new players were newly called up to the team. Those players were goalkeeper YAMASHITA Ayaka (NIPPON TV BELEZA), defender SAKAMOTO Riho (AC NAGANO PARCEIRO LADIES), and forward SUGASAWA Yuika (Urawa Red Diamonds Ladies).

Coach Takakura talked about her aspirations for the championship, ‘We are looking to see where we currently stand by displaying what this team have accomplished so far in the EAFF E-1 tournament. While we keep our aggressive style in both offence and defence, we will aim at winning the competition as a untied team.'

Nadeshiko Japan will play against South Korea (Friday 8), China (Monday 11), and DPR Korea (Friday 15). All the matches will be held at Soga Sports Park (Fukuda Denshi Arena) in Chiba......

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