Japan - Impressive progress

August 17, 2007
By ESPNsoccernet
With the national team having reached the dizzying heights of ninth place in the FIFA World Rankings women's football in Japan has progressed greatly, with the senior squad being consistently impressive on both the continental and world stage. Their star midfielder Homare Sawa has also added to the appeal of women's football by emerging as a national celebrity. She has appeared for her country 118 times and scored 60 goals making her Japan's all-time leading goal scorer in 2005 and she is ...

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