Moving the Goalposts | ‘Feelgood factor is back’: Nagasato rates Japan Women’s Olympics hopes

The former Nadeshiko striker believes Futoshi Ikeda’s team have the talent to reach the semi-finals in Paris

Yuki Nagasato has experienced it all with Japan. From the ecstatic World Cup-winning high of 2011 to the crushing disappointment of failing to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The 36-year-old may not be part of the Nadeshiko setup any longer – although she continues to play for Houston Dash at club level – but she expects them to make an impact at the Olympics in Paris, which starts this month.

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