Tokyo: Japanese women’s football took a major step towards full professionalism with Wednesday’s unveiling of WE League, which will replace the Nadeshiko League as the top tier of the women’s game when it kicks off in 2021.
The Japan Football Assocation (JFA) hopes the WE League – pronounced ‘we’, based on the acronym for ‘women’s empowerment’ – will feature between six and 10 teams in its inaugural season, running from the Japanese autumn to the following May.
New Delhi: June 4, 2018 will remain etched in the memory of Indian football fans forever. It was on this day that talismanic Sunil Chhetri played his 100th International match – only the second Indian footballer to do so. And he made it even more memorable with a double strike in a 3-0 victory over mighty Kenya.
While a full house clad in Blue braved the incessant rain to reach the Mumbai Football Arena hours before the kick-off, the rest of India remained glued to their television sets to witness history — #Chhetri100.