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Japan’s Reds stun Shanghai to reach Asian final

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Saitama (Japan) (AFP) – Brazilian Rafael Silva snatched the winner as Japan’s Urawa Reds shocked star-studded Shanghai SIPG 1-0 at home on Wednesday to reach the Asian Champions League final.

The Reds advance to face Saudi giants Al Hilal in next month’s two-leg championship clash after holding on for a 2-1 aggregate win that ended Japan’s miserable recent run in Asia’s premier club competition.

Reds stun Kawasaki to storm into Asian Champions League semis

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Saitama (Japan) (AFP) – Urawa Reds scored three goals in a 15-minute blitz to floor Japanese rivals Kawasaki Frontale 4-1 in a fiery encounter Wednesday and reach the Asian Champions League semi-finals.

Slovenian Zlatan Ljubijankic, Brazilian Rafael Silva and Toshiyuki Takagi all scored late goals against 10-man Kawasaki as the home side overturned a two-goal deficit to win 5-4 on aggregate.

Reds stun Kawasaki to storm into Asian Champions League semis

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Saitama (Japan) (AFP) – Urawa Reds scored three goals in a 15-minute blitz to floor Japanese rivals Kawasaki Frontale 4-1 in a fiery encounter Wednesday and reach the Asian Champions League semi-finals.

Slovenian Zlatan Ljubijankic, Brazilian Rafael Silva and Toshiyuki Takagi all scored late goals against 10-man Kawasaki as the home side overturned a two-goal deficit to win 5-4 on aggregate.

I’m no Klopp clone, says Dortmund coach Bosz

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Saitama (Japan) (AFP) – New Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz promised to do things his way after his side beat Japan’s Urawa Reds 3-2 to begin their Far East preseason tour Saturday.

Germany forward Andre Schurrle smashed a late winner as Dortmund gave the Dutchman his first win since taking over from Thomas Tuchel last month.

Schurrle strike gives Dortmund 3-2 win in Japan

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Saitama (Japan) (AFP) – Germany forward Andre Schurrle smashed a late winner as Borussia Dortmund beat Japan’s Urawa Reds 3-2 on their Far East preseason tour Saturday.

Turkey striker Emre Mor scored a quickfire double to cancel out Shinzo Kuroki’s volleyed opener, before Reds defender Wataru Endo restored parity with a free header five minutes from time in Saitama.

Arsenal announce yet another Asian summer fixture

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Arsenal made a very successful visit to the Far East last summer which ended in defeat by a Malaysia XI, and it seems that the Gunners are going to try and consolidate some of that global support by going back to the same continent again during the coming close season.

It was revealed a few days ago that Arsenal would be playing in Jakarta, facing the Indonesian national team on Sunday, July 14.

Languagecaster Predictions: J-League starts again!

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This week, languagecaster casts its eye around the world to take in games from Japan, where the season gets underway again after the terrible earthquake and tsunami, Argentina, Spain, England, and the Champions League semi final first legs.

Japan on track for fourth Asian Cup title

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They've scrapped, they've scraped and they've even overcome a penalty shoot-out: it seems like nothing can stop Japan in their quest for a fourth Asian Cup title.

Japan conceded a soft equaliser just seconds away from an extra-time win over arch-rivals South Korea in their semi-final, only for goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima to stand tall as he saved the Taeguk Warriors' first two penalties in a one-sided shoot-out victory.

'Hara's Heroes' hint at 'Zac Japan' to come

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In the end, interim Japan coach Hiromi Hara's greatest concern was whether it might be too hot to wear a tie on the touchline.

The former Urawa Reds and FC Tokyo coach and current Japan Football Association technical director ultimately opted for a snappy grey number, and he had every reason to be relaxed going into Japan's Kirin Cup clash with Paraguay at a sold-out Nissan Stadium in Yokohama.

Kawasaki Frontale

Reds stun Kawasaki to reach Asian semi-finals

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Saitama (Japan) (AFP) – Urawa Reds scored three goals in a 15-minute blitz to floor Japanese rivals Kawasaki Frontale 4-1 in a fiery encounter Wednesday and reach the Asian Champions League semi-finals.

Slovenian Zlatan Ljubijankic, Brazilian Rafael Silva and Toshiyuki Takagi all scored late goals against 10-man Kawasaki as the home side overturned a two-goal deficit to win 5-4 on aggregate.

J. League Results September 12 2010

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Sunday 12 September

Montedio Yamagata 0 Nagoya Grampus 1
Urawa Reds 1 FC Tokyo 0

Saturday 11 September

Albirex Niigata 1 Gamba Osaka 2
Omiya Ardija 3 Shimizu S-Pulse 0
Cerezo Osaka 1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1
Kashima Antlers 1 Vegalta Sendai 0
Kyoto Sanga 3 Vissel Kobe 0
Yokohama F Marinos 3 Kawasaki Frontale 1
Jubilo Iwata 3 Shonan Bellmare 2


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J. League Results August 29

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Sunday 29 August

Gamba Osaka 2 Jubilo Iwata 0
Shimizu S-Pulse 2 Kawasaki Frontale 0
Yokohama F Marinos 3 Albirex Niigata 0

Saturday 28 August

Urawa Reds 1 Kashima Antlers 1
Cerezo Osaka 2 Omiya Ardija 0
Vegalta Sendai 2 Shonan Bellmare 1
Nagoya Grampus 1 Kyoto Sanga 0
Vissel Kobe 0 FC Tokyo 0
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2 Montedio Yamagata 1

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Los 23 de Japón.

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1 Seigo NARAZAKI 15/04/1976 P Nagoya G Eight (JPN)2 Yuki ABE 06/09/1981 MC Urawa Reds (JPN)3 Yuichi KOMANO 25/07/1981 DF Jubilo Iwata (JPN)4 Marcus Tulio TANAKA 24/04/1981 DF Nagoya G Eight (JPN)5 Yuto NAGATOMO 12/09/1986 DF FC Tokyo (JPN)6 Atsuto UCHIDA 27/03/1988 DF Kashima Antlers (JPN)7 Yasuhito ENDO 28/01/1980 MC Gamba Osaka (JPN)8 Daisuke MATSUI 11/05/1981 MC Grenoble (FRA)9 Shinji OKAZAKI 16/04/1986 DL Shimizu S-Pulse (JPN)10 Shunsuke NAKAMURA 24/06/1978 MC Yokohama Marinos (JPN)11 Keiji TAMADA 11/04/1980 DL Nagoya G Eight (JPN)12 Kisho YANO 05/04/1984 DL Albirex Niigata (JPN)13 Daiki IWAMASA 30/01/1982 DF Kashima Antlers (JPN)14 Kengo NAKAMURA 31/10/1980 MC Kawasaki Frontale(JPN)15 Yasuyuki KONNO 25/01/1983 DF FC Tokyo (JPN)16 Yoshito OKUBO 09/06/1982 DL Vissel Kobe (JPN)17 Makoto HASEBE 18/01/1984 MC Wolfsburgo (GER)18 Keisuke HONDA 13/06/1986 MC CSKA Moscú (RUS)19 Takayuki MORIMOTO 07/05/1988 DL Catania (ITA)20 Junichi INAMOTO 18/09/1979 MC Kawasaki Frontale(JPN)21 Eiji KAWASHIMA 20/03/1983 P Kawasaki Frontale(JPN)22 Yuji NAKAZAWA 25/02/1978 DF Yokohama Marinos (JPN)23 Yoshikatsu KAWAGUCHI 15/08/1975 P Jubilo Iwata (JPN)
Director Técnico: Takeshi OKADA (JPN).

J League

Nagoya Grampus v Gamba Osaka Nabisco Cup

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Nagoya Grampus hosted Gamba Osaka in a Nabisco Cup Quarter Final Second Leg yesterday in the teeming rain at Paloma Mizuho Stadium. The teams had fought out a 1-1 draw in Osaka so all was to play for in the return fixture, with a place in the semi-finals at stake.


Grampus took an early lead through Ryunosuke Noda, who had scored for Nagoya in the first leg.

Rodgers Wanted Spiranovic At Liverpool

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Recalled Australia defender Matthew Spiranovic could have joined Brad Jones at Liverpool this season - but instead landed regular first-team football in the Middle East. The 24-year-old centre-back, who signed for Qatari Stars League outfit Al Arabi on a lucrative two-year deal in July, received an approach from new Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers the same month, after the Northern Irishman had earlier tried to sign him for his former club Swansea City.

Summer football heats up in Japan

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The first week of August means sweltering temperatures in Japan and the action in the J. League is also hotting up. Sanfrecce Hiroshima are the current league leaders just after the halfway point of the campaign, but second-placed Vegalta Sendai are hot on their heels.

Saturday's full round of action sees Sanfrecce host Shimizu S-Pulse in one of the day's highlight fixtures, while Urawa Reds welcome neighbours FC Tokyo to Saitama Stadium.

Ready to rock: J. League 2012 set for kick-off

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The 2012 J. League first division kicks off on March 10.

The fixture list has conjured a number of notable clashes, as Gamba Osaka welcome big-spending neighbours Vissel Kobe to Banpaku, Nagoya Grampus host Tokai rivals Shimizu S-Pulse at Toyota Stadium and Omiya Ardija entertain local rivals FC Tokyo at Omiya Park.

Urawa Reds in trouble as J. League nears halfway point

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The nightmare continues for Saitama giants Urawa Reds after they were held to a scoreless draw away at fellow strugglers Montedio Yamagata overnight.
The Reds have recorded three straight draws since beating bottom club Avispa Fukuoka in June, leaving coach Zeljko Petrovic's side languishing in fifteenth.

Urawa Reds the big losers in Golden Week gala

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It's tough being Urawa Reds. The "biggest club in Asia" tag is a difficult one to live down, even if the Saitama giants haven't come close to winning a trophy for years.

The Reds burst onto the Asian football scene by winning the J. League under the swashbuckling auspices of German coach Guido Buchwald in 2006, befo
re his more circumspect successor Holger Osieck steered the Saitama giants to Asian Champions League glory the following year.

J. League picks up the pieces after quake

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Five weeks after a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused widespread destruction in Japan's northern Miyagi Prefecture, the J. League finally resumes with five Round 7 games taking place on April 23.

Foremost among them is the clash between Kawasaki Frontale and Vegalta Sendai, with Sendai the city closest to the epicentre of the earth-shattering quake which struck on March 11.

J League Results March 6 2011

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Saturday 5 March

Last season's champions Nagoya Grampus kicked off the new J. League season with a 1-1 draw against Yokohama F Marinos in front of 27,153 spectators at Toyota Stadium. Gamba Osaka won the Osaka derby 2-1 against last season's surprise package Cerezo, while Kashima Antlers were held to a surprise home draw.

Ready for kick-off in the 2011 J. League

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The 2011 J. League kicks off on March 5, and it looks set to be another bumper season.
A handful of marquee match-ups dominate the opening day, including the Osaka derby between Gamba and Cerezo and a regional showdown between promoted Ventforet Kofu and Jubilo Iwata.
Defending champions Nagoya Grampus kick off their campaign with a tricky home fixture against Yokohama F.

J League Results November 20

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Saturday 20 November

Nagoya Grampus are the new J-League champions.

Cerezo Osaka 1 Yokohama F Marinos 0
FC Tokyo 1 Kawasaki Frontale 2
Urawa Reds 0 Gamba Osaka 2
Kyoto Sanga 0 Omiya Ardija 2
Shonan Bellmare 0 Nagoya Grampus 1
Vissel Kobe 0 Kashima Antlers 0
Jubilo Iwata 0 Montedio Yamagata 0
Vegalta Sendai 1 Shimizu S-Pulse 3
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 4 Albirex Niigata 0


The highest attendance was 40,071 at Saitama Stadium for the Reds v Gamba match.

J League Results November 14

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Sunday 14 November

Yokohama F Marinos 1 FC Tokyo 2
Urawa Reds 2 Kyoto Sanga 0
Kawasaki Frontale 1 Kashima Antlers 2
Nagoya Grampus 2 Omiya Ardija 1
Shimizu S-Pulse 5 Shonan Bellmare 0
Montedio Yamagata 3 Cerezo Osaka 3
Vegalta Sendai 3 Jubilo Iwata 0
Albirex Niigata 1 Vissel Kobe 1
Gamba Osaka 2 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0

The highest attendance was 32,398 at Saitama Stadium for the Reds v Sanga match.

Nagoya can't choke now... can they?

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Kashima Stadium is one of the more remote venues in Japanese football.

Sandwiched between Lake Kitaura on one side and Kashima Sea on the other, most fans make the long-haul trip to Kashima Stadium by train, as it trundles through the urban sprawl of Greater Tokyo and out into the open fields of Ibaraki.

J League Results October 31

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Sunday 31 October

Yokohama F Marinos 2 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1
Albirex Niigata 2 Kashima Antlers 1

Saturday 30 October

Nagoya Grampus 1 Cerezo Osaka 0
Vegalta Sendai 1 Kyoto Sanga 0
Gamba Osaka 2 Vissel Kobe 4
Shimizu S-Pulse 1 FC Tokyo 2
Kawasaki Frontale 1 Jubilo Iwata 1
Urawa Reds 0 Montedio Yamagata 1
Shonan Bellmare v Omiya Ardija (Postponed)


The highest attendance was 24,061 at Toyota Stadium for the Nagoya Grampus v Cerezo Osaka game.

J League Results October 24

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Sunday 24 October

Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3 Shonan Bellmare 0
Kyoto Sanga 1 Gamba Osaka 2
Kashima Antlers 2 Yokohama F Marinos 0
Omiya Ardija 2 Kawasaki Frontale 2

Saturday 23 October

Jubilo Iwata 2 Urawa Reds 1
Vissel Kobe 1 Nagoya Grampus 2
Montedio Yamagata 0 Shimizu S-Pulse 3
Cerezo Osaka 0 Vegalta Sendai 0
FC Tokyo 1 Albirex Niigata 1

The highest attendance was 23,074 for the FC Tokyo v Albirex Niigata game.

J League Results October 17

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Sunday 17 October

Yokohama F Marinos 1 Vissel Kobe 0
Albirex Niigata 4 Nagoya Grampus 1


Saturday 16 October

Shonan Bellmare 1 Kashima Antlers 1
Vegalta Sendai 3 FC Tokyo 2
Urawa Reds 2 Cerezo Osaka 0
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1 Jubilo Iwata 1
Gamba Osaka 5 Omiya Ardija 1
Kawasaki Frontale 2 Montedio Yamagata 0
Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Kyoto Sanga 1


The highest attendance was 32,902 for the Reds v Cerezo game.

J League Results October 3

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Sunday 3 October

Jubilo Iwata 0 Yokohama F Marinos 0
FC Tokyo 3 Shonan Bellmare 0

Saturday 2 October

Montedio Yamagata 2 Gamba Osaka 1
Omiya Ardija 1 Urawa Reds 2
Kyoto Sanga 0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3
Vissel Kobe 0 Kawasaki Frontale 4
Kashima Antlers 1 Shimizu S-Pulse 1
Nagoya Grampus 2 Vegalta Sendai 1
Cerezo Osaka 2 Albirex Niigata 1


The highest attendance was 33,660 for the Ardija v Urawa game.

J. League Results September 26 2010

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Sunday 26 September

FC Tokyo 0 Omiya Ardija 1
Vissel Kobe 0 Cerezo Osaka 0

Saturday 25 September

Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Nagoya Grampus 5
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1 Kashima Antlers 1
Montedio Yamagata 1 Shonan Bellmare 1
Urawa Reds 2 Albirex Niigata 0
Kyoto Sanga 0 Jubilo Iwata 1
Kawasaki Frontale 1 Gamba Osaka 2
Yokohama F Marinos 0 Vegalta Sendai 1


The highest attendance was 31,973 at Urawa.

J. League Results September 19 2010

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Sunday 19 September

Vegalta Sendai 2 Montedio Yamagata 0
Albirex Niigata 1 Kyoto Sanga 1




Saturday 18 September

Shonan Bellmare 1 Kawasaki Frontale 6
Urawa Reds 1 Shimizu S-Pulse 1
Gamba Osaka 3 Cerezo Osaka 2
Nagoya Grampus 1 Yokohama F Marinos 1
Jubilo Iwata 2 FC Tokyo 1
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1 Vissel Kobe 1
Kashima Antlers 3 Omiya Ardija 0

The highest attendance was 38,909 at Urawa.

Nagoya Grampus hoping to make history

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When infielder Masahiko Morino popped up a sacrifice fly to edge Chunichi Dragons past Yokohama Baystars and into first place in Nippon Professional Baseball's Central League overnight, he ensured Nagoya's two major sporting teams currently top their respective leagues.

The Dragons last won the Japan Series in 2007, in a year in which their footballing counterparts struggled to make an impact - ultimately limping into a miserable eleventh-placed finish in the J.

J. League Results August 12

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Saturday 31 July

Urawa Reds 0 Omiya Ardija 1
Kashima Antlers 3 Vissel Kobe 0
Yokohama F Marinos 0 Nagoya Grampus 2
Albirex Niigata 2 FC Tokyo 1
Jubilo Iwata 0 Cerezo Osaka 3

Sunday 1 August


Gamba Osaka 1 Montedio Yamagata 0
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3 Kyoto Sanga 0
Kawasaki Frontale 3 Vegalta Sendai 2
Shonan Bellmare 3 Shimizu S-Pulse 6

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Bringing in the fans

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Kuala Lumpur: In an attempt to help boost the average number of attendances in the domestic leagues, a one-day workshop for Ad-hoc Committee for Professional Football was held at the AFC Headquarters on Monday.

Representatives from the English Premier League (EPL), English side Fulham FC, J-League, Vietnam League, Qatar League, former Asian champions from Japan, Urawa Reds and Gamba Osaka, and 2003 ACL winners Al Ain from the UAE, shared their marketing and sales strategies with AFC's Member Associations.

J. League Results July 25

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Sunday 25 July

Kawasaki Frontale 1 Kyoto Sanga 0
Shonan Bellmare 1 FC Tokyo 3
Vissel Kobe 3 Omiya Ardija 1

Saturday 24 July

Urawa Reds 0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1
Jubilo Iwata 2 Kashima Antlers 3
Cerezo Osaka 3 Montedio Yamagata 0
Vegalta Sendai 2 Albirex Niigata 3
Yokohama F Marinos 1 Gamba Osaka 0
Nagoya Grampus 3 Shimizu S-Pulse 3

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J. League Results July 18 2010

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Sunday 18 July

Kyoto Sanga 0 Shonan Bellmare
1 Gamba Osaka 3 Urawa Reds 2
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3 Yokohama F Marinos 0

Saturday 17 July

Omiya Ardija 0 Nagoya Grampus 1
FC Tokyo 2 Vissel Kobe 2
Shimizu S-Pulse 0 Jubilo Iwata 0
Montedio Yamagata 3 Vegalta Sendai 1
Kashima Antlers 2 Kawasaki Frontale 1
Albirex Niigata 1 Cerezo Osaka 1

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The Rest

Football : More Suarez : Giroud wants signings

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Good morning and happy Friday to you.

A rather fraught week comes to a close with still nothing much having actually happened. There's been lots of talk of stuff, but we've been short on the actual events and all that. Thankfully, there's a bit of football today to take our minds off things.

Sasaki revela lista para Juegos Olímpicos

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Japón ya determinó a la plantilla que en menos de un mes estará peleando por un lugar en el podio olímpico, haciendo valer su condición de actuales campeonas del mundo. Norio Sasaki, seleccionador japonés, presentó a las siguientes nadeshiko:

Porteras:

Miho Fukumoto | Okayama Yunogo Belle

Ayumi Kaihori | INAC Kobe

Defensas:

Yukari Kinga | INAC Kobe

Kyoko Yano | Urawa Reds Ladies

Azusa Iwashimizu | NTV Beleza

Aya Sameshima | TBD

Saki Kumagai | Frankfurt

Mediocampistas:

Homare Sawa|INAC Kobe

Aya Miyama| Okayama Yunogo Belle

Nahomi Kawasumi |INAC Kobe

Mizuho Sakaguchi| NTV Beleza

Asuna Tanaka | INAC Kobe

Delanteras:

Kozue Ando | Duisburg

Karina Maruyama| Speranza Takatsuki

OHNO Shinobu |INAC Kobe

Yuki Ogimi | Tribune Potsdam

Megumi Takase | INAC Kobe

Mana Iwabuchi | NTV Beleza

Jugadores reserva:

Erina Yamane | JEF United Ichihara-Chiba

Saori Ariyoshi | NTV Beleza

Megumi Kamionobe | Albirex Niigata Ladies

Ami Otaki | Olympique Lyonnais

Vía| JFA

Foto| Getty Images

Footy on the Telly: March 9 – March 15

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Friday, March 9
12pm Greuther Fürth vs Alemannia Aachen My Sports Germany
12pm Union Berlin vs MSV Duisburg My Sports Germany
12pm Paderborn vs Bochum My Sports Germany
2pm Ajaccio vs Olympique Marseille Fox Soccer 2Go
2pm Roda JC vs VVV Eredivisie.