As Japan's women return home with the Asian Cup and bold plans for world domination, their crisis-hit male counterparts have serious work to do to avoid an early World Cup exit....
Reigning Women's World Cup champion United States will host top-10 rivals Australia, Japan and Brazil in a new tournament this year and next, the US Soccer Federation said Wednesday....
Goals from Julie Johnston and Alex Morgan had the US women's team up 2-0 on Japan Sunday when lightning brought their international friendly match in Cleveland, Ohio, to a halt in the 76th minute....
Japan, beaten finalists at last year's women's World Cup, slipped three spots to seventh in FIFA's world rankings published Friday....
Japan look set to replace coach Norio Sasaki after the former women's world champions failed to qualify for the Rio Olympic football tournament....
Japan's hopes of qualifying for this summer's Rio Olympics in women's football were left hanging by a thread after the medal contenders were ambushed 2-1 by China on Friday....
Japanese midfielder Homare Sawa, who has been a key part of the national squad for two decades and was named FIFA women's player of the year in 2011, is to retire, her agent said Wednesday....
South Korea beat Japan 2-1 at the Women's East Asian Cup in Wuhan on Tuesday, giving the team their second victory in the ongoing tournament after they defeated China on Saturday....
Japan coach Norio Sasaki said the 'Nadeshiko' would now be focusing on qualifying for the 2016 Olympics after losing their Women's World Cup title....
Fallen champions Japan were left stunned and humiliated after being stripped of their World Cup crown by the United States in a tearful 5-2 defeat in Vancouver....
Madoka Kataoka was on her third beer of the morning on Monday even before Japan kicked off against the United States in the women's World Cup final....
US President Barack Obama hailed America's triumphant Women's World Cup team on Sunday, inviting them to the White House minutes after their crushing 5-2 triumph over Japan in the championship match....
Carli Lloyd became the first woman to score a hattrick in a World Cup final as she inspired the United States to a 5-2 demolition of defending champions Japan on Sunday....
Defending champions Japan face a United States team desperate to regain the title they last won 16 years ago as the Women's World Cup reaches its climax in Canada....
Japan captain Aya Miyama said that the 'Nadeshiko' were looking to rekindle the nation's love on the eve of their Women's World Cup title defence against the United States in Vancouver....
Japan can expect a United States at "full throttle" and bent on revenge on Sunday as the Asian champions bid to defend their title in the Women's World Cup final....
Japan coach Norio Sasaki admitted his side struggled to control England before a dramatic own-goal sealed a 2-1 win at the Women's World Cup and set up a title rematch with the United States....
England's dream run to their first semi-finals at the Women's World Cup came to a heartbreaking conclusion on Wednesday, losing 2-1 to Japan following a dramatic 92nd-minute Laura Bassett own-goal....
Japan coach Norio Sasaki admitted his side struggled to control England before a dramatic own-goal sealed a 2-1 win at the Women's World Cup and set up a title rematch with the United States....
Japanese fans celebrated reaching the Women's World Cup final Thursday but some shed tears of sympathy over the stoppage-time own goal which earned them a 2-1 win over England....
Holders Japan swiped a dramatic 2-1 victory over England thanks to an injury-time own-goal by defender Laura Bassett on Wednesday, setting up a Women's World Cup final rematch against the United States....