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10MA TOPICS! [JAPAN FA] Nadeshiko Japan loses to France 1-3 in their Europe Tour (4/1-11@France, Germany)

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April 5, 2019

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On Thursday 4 April, the Nadeshiko Japan (Japan Women’s National Team) played their first international friendly match of the Europe tour, as they faced the France Women's National Team in France. This tour will be their final team-activity before announcing the 23-player roster for the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019.

With France hosting the Women’s World Cup in June, the match was staged in a fascinating atmosphere to welcome 15,379 fans and supporters ahead of the 9 p.m. kick-off time. The Nadeshiko Japan’s starting line-up featured YAMASHITA Ayaka in goal, with SHIMIZU Risa, KUMAGAI Saki, MINAMI Moeka, and SAMESHIMA Aya forming the defence line. The young duo, SUGITA Hina and MIURA Narumi were positioned as the defensive midfielders, while NAKAJIMA Emi and HASEGAWA Yui were placed in the flanks. It was YOKOYAMA Kumi and KOBAYASHI Rikako who led the offence as the two strikers upfront......


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