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"Since 2004, Japan Women's National Football Team has been nicknamed Yamato Nadeshiko and has been called ""Nadeshiko Japan"".
This time I want to introduce you something about ""Nadeshiko Japan""."
The history of Japan Women's National Football Team
The history began when Nissan FC Ladies participated in 1977 AFC Women's Championship as ""Japan national team"".
It was just the beginning. And they haven't got the nickname by that time."
Debut in the Olympic Games:
It was in Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games that women's association football was made an Olympic sport. Japan Women's National Football Team also qualified and made its debut in the Olympic Games."
The beginning of Nadeshiko Japan
The nickname of Japan Women's National Football Team was decided before Athens 2004 Olympic Games.
""Nadeshiko Japan"" advanced the first round final tournament in this Olympic Games, and finally reached the final eight."
Nadeshiko Japan and FIFA Women's World Cup
Japan Women's National Football Team participated in all 7 Women's World Cup tournaments. In the long history, it is worth specially mentioning that Nadeshiko Japan defeated the powerful United States Women's National Soccer Team and won the championship in FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011.
The whole of Japan was immersed in joy."
Japan renowned Yamato Nadeshiko, Sawa Homare
Sawa Homare, who was the top scorer in FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011, performed extremely well and won the tournament's MVP. She also won The Best FIFA Women's Player at the award ceremony.
She has been carrying Hinomaru (the flag of Japan) since 1993 and holds the record for the most appearances and goals.
She is the female football player who truly represents Japan."
Nadeshiko Japan" is still shining now
Till now, in 2019, Nadeshiko Japan is still at the top as one of the strong women's football powers. We hope that Nadeshiko Japan would not indulge in the glory of victory in 2011 and would aim for much higher targets."
"How was it?
Not only the splendid records, but also the beauty and unique, cute character of the players are very attractive.
Take this opportunity to come and watch ""Nadeshiko Japan"" matches during your stay in Japan!"
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