On Sunday 8 March, the Nadeshiko Japan (Japan Women’s National Team) played their second match of the 2020 SheBelieves Cup against the England Women's National Team, where they lost the match 0-1 after conceding a late goal.
In collaboration with the International Women's Day established by the United Nations, JFA has declared 8 March as JFA Women's Football Day. In honour of all women radiantly thriving in our society and with hopes to make Nadeshiko Japan a role model for all female athletes, the players of Nadeshiko Japan wore a yellow armband for this match.
Following their match against Spain, the team rotated six players from their starting line-up, as IKEDA Sakiko stepped in goal, with MIYAKE Shiori, DOKO Mayo, SHIMIZU Risa, and MIYAGAWA Asato forming the defence-line. While SUGITA Hina and MIURA Narumi were named as the defensive midfielders, NAKAJIMA Emi and MOMIKI Yuka were positioned as the attacking midfielders, with IWABUCHI Mana and TANAKA Mina playing upfront......
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