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10MA TOPICS! [JAPAN FA] AFC President hails Japan football during visit

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February 23, 2019

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Tokyo: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President, Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, recently visited the headquarters of the Japan Football Association (JFA) in the capital, Tokyo.

Shaikh Salman met and congratulated Kohzo Tashima, the JFA President who sits on the FIFA Council and AFC Executive Committee, before being given a tour of the Association’s headquarters.

The AFC President said: “Japan is one of the leading football nations in Asia – something that they have demonstrated by winning the AFC Women’s Asian Cup in 2018 and finishing as runners-up in the men’s AFC Asian Cup which has just concluded in the United Arab Emirates.

“The men’s team were also one of a record number of five Asian nations that qualified for the FIFA World Cup in Russia and were the only one of those five that progressed into the second round of the competition – and came within a few minutes of eliminating Belgium."


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