On Sunday 13 June, the Nadeshiko Japan (Japan Women’s National Team) faced the Mexico Women’s National Team in the MS&AD CUP 2021 at Kanseki Stadium Tochigi, where the team earned a 5-1 victory.
Following their match against Ukraine, a round of applause was once again given to the medical and essential workers who are fighting the pandemic on the front line.
For Japan, this was their final match before announcing the roster for the Tokyo Olympics. With the team entering this match with a two day rest, coach TAKAKURA Asako made six changes from the starting line-up against Ukraine. IKEDA Sakiko (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Urawa Reds Ladies) started in goal, while MINAMI Moeka (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Urawa Reds Ladies) and MIYAGAWA Asato (Nippon TV Tokyo Verdy Beleza) featured the four-back defence line. TANAKA Mina (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) also got her start, as she was paired with IWABUCHI Mana (Arsenal) up top. .....
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