On Wednesday 20 March, Coach TAKAKURA Asako of the Nadeshiko Japan (Japan Women’s National Team) held a press-conference at the JFA House in Tokyo and announced the 23-player roster for their Europe Tour scheduled in April.
Despite selecting players from a wide pool of players in the past call-ups, with this Europe tour being their final tour held overseas ahead of the FIFA Women's World Cup France, Coach Takakura decided to select the core players from their recent USA Tour (2019 SheBelieves Cup) and made no surprise call-ups.
During their tour to the USA, the team played against the USA, Brazil, England, and finished with a record of one win, one draw, and one loss. Regarding her selection, Coach Takakura shared her thoughts, “We have a pretty good idea on how we want to approach our matches. We are in our final phase to construct the team, so while we try out all players, we want to solidify our line-up.”.....
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