No defensive mindset from Japan in opening draw – coach

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Japan coach Asako Takakura during the match REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
 

Japan coach Asako Takakura was adamant that her side never set up to be defensive against any opponent, despite a goalless draw with lowly-ranked Argentina in their World Cup opener in Paris on Monday.Japan, champions in 2011 and finalists four years ago, started their 2019 campaign in disappointing fashion in…

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Japan coach Asako Takakura was adamant that her side never set up to be defensive against any opponent, despite a goalless draw with lowly-ranked Argentina in their World Cup opener in Paris on Monday.Japan, champions in 2011 and finalists four years ago, started their 2019 campaign in disappointing fashion in…