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Japan edge Ferns in Kagawa

The Football Ferns completed the final leg of their FIFA Women’s World Cup build-up with a 1-0 loss to Japan in a tight contest in Kagawa on Sunday. A 22nd minute strike from Homare Sawa – her 83rd international… [more]

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“We felt today we out-passed Japan, we kept the ball better than them, we looked more comfortable in possession and they found it a lot harder to break us down than we did to break them down.” Football Ferns coach Tony Readings.

“Defensively, they didn’t cause us too many problems and I think the back four can take a lot away from that.” Football Ferns captain Abby Erceg

“There’s a huge amount of respect for New Zealand here, particularly the way we play as a team and the way we conduct ourselves. They love hosting us.” Football Ferns striker Sarah Gregorius

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