Asako Takakura Names Japan’s Squad for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019

Japan Women’s National Team head coach Asako Takakura announces squad for next month’s FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The 2011 World Champions, Nadeshiko Japan have been drawn into Group D alongside England, Scotland and Argentina. They will kick-off their tournament campaign on Monday 10 June against Argentina. On Friday, 14 June they will face Scotland before their final group match against England Lionesses on Wednesday 19 June.

Take a look at the full 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup fixtures and groups, and check out the latest soccer sports betting odds.

The dimension sports betting in soccer has changed a lot, as bets are not only placed on a win or lose outcome, but who concedes a free kick first, a penalty, who will be leading at half time, the odds of a particular player scoring or the likelihood of a team being crowned champions at the end of a season.

Japan’s World Cup preparations included an inaugural participation in the SheBelieves Cup in which they finished in third place.

Japan squad for World Cup 2019


1. Sakiko Ikeda (Urawa Reds Ladies)
18. Ayaka Yamashita (NTV Beleza)
21. Chika Hirai (Albirex Niigata Ladies)


3. Aya Sameshima (INAC Kobe Leonessa)
2. Rumi Utsugi (Reign FC)
4. Saki Kumagai (Olympique Lyonnais)
23. Shiori Miyake (INAC Kobe Leonessa)
22. Risa Shimizu (NTV Beleza)
5. Nana Ichise (MyNavi Vegalta Sendai Ladies)
16. Asato Miyagawa (NTV Beleza)
12. Moeka Minami (Urawa Reds Ladies)


10. Mizuho Sekiguchi (NTV Beleza)
7. Emi Nakajima (INAC Kobe Leonessa)
15. Yuka Momiki (NTV Beleza)
14. Yui Hasegawa (NTV Beleza)
6. Hina Sugita (INAC Kobe Leonessa)
17. Narumi Miura (NTV Beleza)


9. Yuika Sugasawa (Urawa Reds Ladies)
8. Mana Iwabuchi (INAC Kobe Leonessa))
20. Kumi Yokoyama (AC Nagano Parceiro Ladies)
11. Rikako Kobayashi (NTV Beleza)
13. Riko Ueki (NTV Beleza)
19 Jun Endo (NTV Beleza)


Thanks to Josue Aguena.



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