Football: Nadeshiko Japan eye final stage of Olympic qualifying


Japan squad members went through their paces Tuesday on the eve of their last Group C game in Asian women’s football second-round qualifying for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Nadeshiko Japan lead the group with two wins from two games and can secure passage to the final stage of Olympic qualifying with a draw against Vietnam in Tashkent on Wednesday.

Manager Futoshi Ikeda’s side, who opened their campaign with a 7-0 win over India, defeated hosts Uzbekistan 2-0 on Sunday with first place in the group on the line.

Having taken a somewhat cautious approach against their group rivals from Central Asia...

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