The teams to compete in the Empress’ Cup 2014 and the fixtures are made public. One distinct feature of 2014 tournament is that youth team of four Nadeshiko League clubs are involved.
Urawa Reds Ladies Youth JEF United Chiba Ladies U18 Albirex Niigata Ladies U18 Okayama Sakuyo High School The soccer club of Okayama Sakuyo High School is the Yunogo Belle’s youth team whose players are eligible to play in the Nadeshiko League (if properly registered.)
The first round matches will be played on November 29 and 30. The second round matches are scheduled for December 6 and 7 in which four teams will make their first appearances. Iga Kunoichi, Kibi University, Speranza Osaka-Takatsuki, Urawa Reds Ladies Youth Iga and Kibi are the two bottom teams of Nadeshiko League. Takatsuki is currently at the top of the second division (Challenge League.) Urawa Youth is the only U18 team given this privilege. The other eight Nadeshiko League teams will make their first appearances in the third round (round of 16) scheduled for December 13 and 14. Quarter-finals, semi-finals and final are scheduled for December 21, December 28 and January 1 respectively.
Match results are posted in the comment wall below.