Soccer: Miyazawa, Ueki net as Nadeshiko Japan down New Zealand


Hinata Miyazawa and Riko Ueki struck as Japan beat next year's World Cup co-hosts New Zealand 2-0 in a women's international friendly on Sunday. After beating Nigeria by the same score on Thursday, 11th-ranked Nadeshiko Japan dominated the 22th-ranked visitors, with well-taken goals on either side of the interval making it a comfortable afternoon for the hosts at rainy Nagano U Stadium. Japan showed some intricate passing in the opposing half before finally taking the lead in the 44th minute following a move launched by Miyazawa down the left. The midfielder passed diagonally to Jun Endo, who ...

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