On Tuesday 17 December, Nadeshiko Japan (Japan Women’s National Team) played their third match of the EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2019 against Korea Republic Women's National Team at Busan Gudeok Stadium.
With the team needing a draw or better to claim the title, coach TAKAKURA Asako made four changes to their starting line-up from their second match against China PR. MINAMI Moeka featured the line-up for the third straight match, while TANAKA Mina and IKEJIRI Mayu were the two forwards named upfront. With the team missing IWABUCHI Mana due to injury, NAKAJIMA Emi wore the armband for this match.
The match started with Nadeshiko Japan keeping possession of the ball, as they sought for opportunities through crosses of ENDO Jun and overlapping runs of MIYAGAWA Asato to threaten the opposing goal......
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