Japan’s national women’s football team celebrates with the Fifa Women’s Football World Cup trophy after defeating USA in the final in 2011. Photo: AFP

Tokyo 2020: World Cup-winning Japan women’s football team to kick off Olympics torch relay

  • ‘Nadeshiko Japan’ selected for their historic World Cup victory in 2011 that lifted a nation recovering from a devastating earthquake and tsunami
  • Torch will travel across all 47 of Japan’s prefectures and stop by at areas still recovering from past natural disasters
Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Japan’s national women’s football team celebrates with the Fifa Women’s Football World Cup trophy after defeating USA in the final in 2011. Photo: AFP
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