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Tuesday Roundup: Tibetan club team denied U.S. Visas

Tuesday Roundup: Tibetan club team denied U.S. Visas

The Equalizer Staff February 28, 2017 12

Also in today’s roundup, Australia Algarve woes, FCKC re-signs Yael Averbuch, Homare Sawa becomes a mom plus Orlando Pride news and a World Cup champion retired Fifteen players, estimated to be in the 18-20

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Homare Sawa scores, wins championship in final match

Homare Sawa scores, wins championship in final match

Jeff Kassouf December 27, 2015 80

Homare Sawa scored a goal to lift her club team to an championship on Sunday in the final game of her nearly 25-year career. Sawa scored in the 78th minute — heading in a

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Japan legend Homare Sawa announces retirement

Japan legend Homare Sawa announces retirement

Jeff Kassouf December 16, 2015 19

Legendary Japan midfielder Homare Sawa announced her retirement on Wednesday, the same day on which her friend and United States forward Abby Wambach will play her final match before retiring. Sawa, 37, lifted Japan

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Sawa, Formiga set record with 6th World Cups

Sawa, Formiga set record with 6th World Cups

Jeff Kassouf June 9, 2015 4

Japan’s Homare Sawa and Brazil’s Formiga now stand atop the all-time longevity chart in soccer. Sawa started an played 57 minutes for reigning world champions Japan on Monday and Formiga started for Brazil on

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Japan opens title defense by edging Switzerland, 1-0

Japan opens title defense by edging Switzerland, 1-0

Dan Lauletta June 8, 2015 17

World champions Japan opened defense of their Women’s World Cup title with a hard-fought, 1-0 win over Switzerland in Monday’s nightcap at BC Place in Vancouver.  The holders, like the hosts, converted the only

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Sawa makes Japan roster for record 6th World Cup

Sawa makes Japan roster for record 6th World Cup

Jeff Kassouf May 1, 2015 111

Homare Sawa is slated to appear in a record sixth World Cup this year after being named to Japan’s 23-player roster for the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada. No man or woman has

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Sasaki says Japan stronger now than in 2011

Sasaki says Japan stronger now than in 2011

Jeff Kassouf April 17, 2015 36

Here’s a scary thought for the rest of the world: Japan is better now than in 2011, when the Nadeshiko won the World Cup. That is according to Japan’s coach, Norio Sasaki, but there

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WATCH: Kids pretend to be heroines in WWC video

WATCH: Kids pretend to be heroines in WWC video

The Equalizer Staff March 1, 2015 42

This is your daily reminder that the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup is now *97* days away. Above is an awesome 30 seconds depicting young girls mimicking their heroines — Homare Sawa, Asisat Oshoala,

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Sawa not retiring, but World Cup status unclear

Sawa not retiring, but World Cup status unclear

Jeff Kassouf January 2, 2015 17

Homare Sawa hasn’t been involved with Japan’s national team since an Asian Cup triumph in May, leaving her international career in limbo. But Japan head coach Norio Sasaki may still have the 2011 FIFA

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