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Asako Takakura names Japan Nadeshiko squad for AFC Women’s Asian Cup.

Japan women’s national team has announced its squad to participate in next month’s 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup in Jordan.

Japan are in Group B at the AFC Women’s Asian Cup, Jordan 2018 alongside Australia, Vietnam and Korea Republic. Take a look at the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup schedule.

This is a crucial tournament as it serves as AFC’s qualification for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which will be held in France.

As part of their preparations Japan recently competed at the Algarve Cup, in which they finished runners-up of Group C, but lost the 5th/6th playoff match 2-0 against Canada.

Japan squad squad for 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup

Number Position Player Name Club
1 GK Sakiko IKEDA Urawa Red Diamonds
2 DF Rumi UTSUGI Seattle Reign FC (USA)
3 DF Aya SAMESHIMA INAC Kobe Leonessa
4 DF Saki KUMAGAI Olympique Lyonnais (FRA)
5 DF Nana ICHISE Vegalta Sendai
6 DF Saori ARIYOSHI NTV Beleza
7 MF Emi NAKAJIMA INAC Kobe Leonessa
8 FW Mana IWABUCHI INAC Kobe Leonessa
9 FW Nahomi KAWASUMI Seattle Reign FC (USA)
10 MF Mizuho SAKAGUCHI NTV Beleza
11 FW Mina TANAKA NTV Beleza
12 MF Hikaru NAOMOTO Urawa Red Diamonds
13 FW Yuika SUGASAWA Urawa Red Diamonds
16 MF Rin SUMIDA NTV Beleza
17 DF Hikari TAKAGI Npjima Stella Kanagawa
18 GK Ayaka YAMAHSITA NTV Beleza
19 MF Rika MASUYA INAC Kobe Leonessa
20 FW Kumi YOKOYAMA FFC Turbine Potsdam (GER)
21 GK Chika HIRAO Albirex Niigata
22 DF Risa SHIMIZU NTV Beleza
23 DF Shiori MIYAKE INAC Kobe Leonessa


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