Tag Archives: Japan Women’s National Team

Balls and Boots and Bangers and … Golden Tweets?

21 Jul

I’m late bringing you this as I was waiting for a Women’s World Cup all-star team to be announced first. One hasn’t been and likely won’t be. I guess FIFA just wasn’t interested in doing this anymore. Oh well. At least we still have the individual awards to celebrate and debate. Continue reading

Netherlands claim the last quarter-final spot

25 Jun
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Japan dominated, especially in the second half, but just couldn’t find a way through to beat Netherlands. Continue reading

England win Group D

21 Jun

Japan and England were both through to the Round of 16 but this match was quite competitive. The scoreline was a little bit misleading as both goal keepers worked very hard and kept the totals low. However, the Lionesses will prefer to meet Cameroon than the Netherlands and will be happy with the win. Continue reading

The Daily Drool – WWC 2019 Group D – Japan: Saki Kumagai

19 Jun

Defender/midfielder and captain Saki has represented Japan at the U19, U20 and senior levels. She currently plays for Lyon.

Japan back on track while Scotland have a déjà vu result

15 Jun

Now THAT’s the Japan we know and love! Japan came into this match, disappointed with their scoreless draw with Argentina but it may have sparked a fire in their bellies as they were energetic and strong right from the start. Scotland, while losing their match against England, did not have the same fuel they had in their first match and looked somewhat sluggish in comparison. Continue reading

Don’t Cry for Argentina!

13 Jun

A surprise point for Argentina!

Both Japan and Argentina can be considered in the rebuilding stage but this scoreless tie felt more like a win for Argentina. While there is some good news coming from Argentina regarding a women’s league in the near future, the Argentine women have had little to no support in the recent past. Their team was considered “inactive” from 2015-2017. So getting to the World Cup and performing well could go a long way for this team. Continue reading

2019 Women’s World Cup: Group D Preview

25 May

If there’s a hotter team on the planet right now than the Lionesses, I don’t want to know about them. I just don’t; my brain will melt. I’ve heard people say the trophy is theirs to lose and to those people I say – slow your roll. Japan has been here as perceived underdogs before and then snatched certain victory from an over-confident German team, Sweden team, and finally, US team. At your peril, people. At your peril. Continue reading