Mr. Norio Sasaki, Director of Women's Soccer Pro League Preparation Office, September 12, 21:12
At the Japan Football Association, Norio Sasaki, who was the director of the Japan Women's National Team and “Nadeshiko Japan”, was appointed as the director of the preparation room aiming to establish a professional league for girls.
The preparatory office was established in July after the Women's World Cup France tournament, in which Japan was defeated in the first round of the final tournament, with the goal of winning for the first time in two tournaments.
On the 12th, the Japan Football Association announced that Mr. Sasaki, who was the director of the Japan Women's National Team, became the office manager.
Mr. Sasaki is 61 years old.
In the Women's World Cup, the Japanese national team won the 2011 German tournament, and the 2015 Canadian tournament led to the second place.
In the establishment preparation room, with the aim of establishing a professional league in 2021, a meeting will be held once a week to examine the number of teams and eligibility for participation, and to submit a concrete plan to the board of directors in November. about it.
According to the interview, Mr. Sasaki said, “Women ’s soccer has become a boom with the World Cup championship, but it is currently gaining popularity. I would like to see the World Cup winners also cooperate. I want to make the opening of 2021 somehow. "