Zurich: Japan's inspirational skipper Homare Sawa paid tribute to those that support her on and off the pitch as the 33-year-old was named FIFA Women's World Player of the Year at the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2011awards ceremony on Monday.
Zurich: AFC Acting President Zhang Jilong has said that Japan's success at the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2011awards ceremony is a proud moment for Asian football.
Zurich: Japan collected three awards at the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2011award ceremony at Zurich's Kongresshaus on Monday with Homare Sawa being named FIFA Women's World Player of the Year, Norio Sasaki winning the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women's Football and the Japan FA picking up the FIFA Fair Play Award.
Kuala Lumpur: Australia women’s coach Tom Sermanni aims to take his team to the 6th world ranking, up from the current 10th, after the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 in Canada.
Tokyo: Japan would honour its FIFA Women’s World Cup-winning footballers as people's heroes, praising them for helping to restore the nation's spirits after its massive quake-tsunami disaster.
Kuala Lumpur: Five Asian players were selected in FIFA Women’s World Cup All-Star team by FIFA’s Technical Study Group.