Women’s World Cup: Japan take on New Zealand

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Group B encounters with the Ferns taking on the Nadeshiko. Look out for Japan with their midfield creativity in Aya Miyama and captain Homare Sawa.
Miyama played for the Los Angeles Sol and St Louis Athletica in the WPS before they folded up while Sawa is Abby Wambach’s team mate in the Washington Freedom. They go up against top rated Amber Hearn who has been on fire. Japan should be favourites to win this match but Group B is the most fluid overall with England as nominally favoured to take top spot.

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