Football: Japan’s 2011 World Cup winners laud victory over Spain


Members of Japan’s 2011 Women’s World Cup-winning side were buoyed by the current national team’s clinical 4-0 win over Spain on Monday, which saw them clinch top spot in Group C with a maximum nine points and no goals conceded.

By downing the sixth-ranked Europeans in Wellington, world No. 11 Nadeshiko Japan ensured they will stay in the New Zealand capital for Saturday’s last-16 match against Norway.

After watching the match together with her 2011 teammates in Tokyo, veteran forward Nahomi Kawasumi, who joined WE League side Albirex Niigata this summer from NJ/NY Gotham FC in the United Stat...

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