Spotlight on Japan

France 2018

JAPAN IN FOCUS

THE ROAD TO THE FINAL

Group phase

  • USA - Japan : 0-1
  • Spain - Japan : 1-0
  • Japan - Paraguay : 6-0

THE ROAD TO THE FINAL

Knockout phase

  • Germany - Japan : 1-3
  • England - Japan : 0-2

JAPAN IN STATS

  • 12 GOALS SCORED
  • 2 GOALS AGAINST


THE TOP SCORER

Riko

UEKI

5 Goals

PLAYER TO WATCH

Fuka

NAGANO


  • adidas Golden Ball - FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan 2016
  • “Dare To Shine” Player of the Match, England-Japan
THE COACH

Futoshi

IKEDA

  • Former Urawa Red Diamonds defender
  • Succeeded Asako Takakura as Japan U-20 coach
  • Led Young Nadeshiko to Asian U-19 championship title in 2017

DID YOU KNOW ?


5 Japanese players have already been crowned world champions. Moeka Minami, Misuka Sato, Fuka Kono, Asato Miyagawa, and Fuka Nagano took the honours at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2014.

FRANCE 2018

Will Japan win the title ?



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