Mana Iwabuchi set Japan on their way to a 2-1 victory over Scotland in Rennes on Friday as the 2011 winners gave their women's World Cup campaign a shot in the arm....
Shelley Kerr says her Scotland team remain optimistic they can make it beyond the group stage at their debut women's World Cup as they prepare to face former champions Japan on Friday....
Argentina collected a first-ever Women's World Cup point with a determined defensive display against Japan on Monday, but holders United States can also expect to face a Thailand team determined to stifle on Tuesday....
Japan midfielder Saki Kumagai has a special reason to look forward to her country's opening match in the women's World Cup -- her adopted home is France....
A comedy of goalkeeping errors, including two howlers from Wolfsburg keeper Almuth Schult, saw Germany labour to a 2-2 draw with Japan on Tuesday in their penultimate friendly before the World Cup....