On Tuesday 25 February, JFA has announced the 23-player roster of Nadeshiko Japan (Japan Women’s National Team), who will be competing at the 2020 SheBelieves Cup, which will take place from Thursday 5 March in the USA.
The roster was formed mainly with the players who participated in the training camp held at J-Village (Fukushima) between Friday 14 and Wednesday 19, as YAMASHITA Ayaka (Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza), SHIMIZU Risa (Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza), NAKAJIMA Emi (INAC Kobe Leonessa), and SUGASAWA Yuika (Urawa Red Diamonds Ladies) were among those who featured the roster.
KUMAGAI Saki (Olympique Lyonnais/France) was named on the roster after winning the AFC Women’s Player of the Year Award at the AFC Annual Awards 2019, along with ENDO Jun (Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza), who was named as the AFC Youth Player of the Year (Women) at the same event.
NAOMOTO Hikaru (Urawa Red Diamonds Ladies), who made a return to Japan from Germany this season, MINAMI Moeka (Urawa Red Diamonds Ladies), who was named as the tournament MVP in last December’s EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2019, and TANAKA Mina (INAC Kobe Leonessa), who was named as the league MVP at the Nadeshiko League for two years running, were also listed on the roster......
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