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Saki Kumagai gets Japan World Cup call-up

Published on 12 May 2019 at 2:55 PM
Sélection : Saki Kumagai sélectionnée avec le Japon pour la Coupe du Monde
Head coach Asako Takakura named the OL veteran in her squad for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France.

Olympique Lyonnais' versatile veteran, capable of playing in central defense or midfield, will play her third World Cup with Nadeshiko Japan, following the 2011 and 2015 editions in Germany and Canada. In the former tournament, the Sapporo native scored the title-clinching penalty against the United States in the final. Kumagai has 103 caps with Japan, which is among the favorites, along with Team USA, to go all the way this summer in France.