Sawa injured her right thigh during INAC Kobe’s recent game against FC Barcelona. (Watch match highlights here).
The training camp in Wakayama Prefecture starts on Thursday and will host Japan women’s U-20s, U-17s and the Nadeshiko Challenge Group. (The reserve team for the senior side). The senior Nadeshiko Japan squad will join the camp from Friday.
Also unable to attend is Sawa’s INAC teammate Asuna Tanaka after pains in her thigh.
The senior Nadeshikp Japan are preparing for the upcoming Algarve Cup 2012 tournament. The Japan U-20s and U-17s are preparing for their respective women’s World Cups which will take place later this year.
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