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Japan goes sweet on Sawa after FIFA award

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 22:39

Japan captain Homare Sawa`s FIFA women`s Player of the Year award triggered a fresh wave of delight in local newspapers and on television after a big night for the team in Zurich.

Sawa hat-trick fires Japan into World Cup quarters

Last Updated: Friday, July 01, 2011, 21:37

A hat-trick from skipper Homare Sawa and a first half Shinobu Ohno goal booked Japan a quarterfinal berth at the women`s World Cup with a 4-0 win over Mexico on Friday.

Super skipper Sawa wants to lift Japan football

Last Updated: Sunday, June 26, 2011, 22:21

Japan`s veteran captain Homare Sawa feels that the time is right to bring Japanese football to the next level by winning the Women`s World Cup title.

Japan eye top three at Women`s World Cup

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 17:59

Japan captain Homare Sawa says her side are targeting at least a third place finish at the Women`s World Cup in Germany.