Nadeshiko Japan to face Portugal Women’s National Team in an International Friendly Match (4/7＠Guimaraes, Portugal)
06 March 2023
It has been determined that the Nadeshiko Japan (Japan Women’s National Team), who are scheduled to be on a tour to Europe in April, will be playing against the Portugal Women’s National Team in an international friendly match at Guimaraes, Portugal on Friday 7 April.
International Friendly Match
【Fixture】Portugal Women’s National Team vs Nadeshiko Japan
【Date】Fri. 7 April 2023 [17:30 local time/25:30 Japan time]
【Venue】Estadio D. Afonso Henriques（Guimaraes, Portugal）
Portugal Women’s National Team
◇FIFA Ranking (As of 9 December 2022): 22nd
◇Japan’s head-to-head record: 1 win (3 goals, 0 conceded)
◇Most recent encounter between the two countries:
6 March 2015 at FPF Algarve Cup 2015 Group Stage (Japan won 3-0)
※Denmark Women’s National Team will be competing in the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia/ New Zealand 2023™.
Comment of Coach IKEDA Futoshi (Nadeshiko Japan)
We were able to gain a tremendous learning experience from the SheBelieves Cup held last February. We only have two more matches in April and one in July ahead of the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia/ New Zealand 2023™. We will continue to take on the matches one at a time in order to further expand our ability as a team. Portugal has earned their spot into the World Cup by scoring the game-winner during additional time of the play-offs. They will certainly be carrying momentum, so we will approach the match as a challenger and try to make it a productive match for both sides.
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