Nadeshiko Japan Ace Mana Iwabuchi Resumes practice with his team June 2 16:51

Mana Iwabuchi, the ace of the Japanese national soccer team Nadeshiko Japan, participated in the practice that the team in Kobe City has resumed in earnest, saying "I'm happy to be back on the pitch, I want to do my best positively without going to."

Iwabuchi, who belongs to INAC Kobe Leonessa in the Nadeshiko League, participated in the practice of the team on the 2nd, which was restarted in about 2 months after being affected by the new coronavirus.

On the ground in Higashinada Ward, Kobe City, more than 20 players gathered, including Iwabuchi and the league scorer for the fourth consecutive year, Minami Tanaka who joined from Nippon Television Beleza this season, and sweated during strength training and running. After playing, I practiced using the ball.

In addition, each athlete used to disinfect their hands to prevent infection during the training.

The Nadeshiko League was initially scheduled to open in March, but we are aiming to open it in July or later.

Mr. Iwabuchi said, "The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed, and honestly, there was also a aspect that I could not sort out my feelings. I am happy that I can return to the pitch, I want to work hard forward without going down one day," It was.

On the 25th of this month, the venue for the 2023 Women's World Cup, which Japan is aiming to invite, will be decided, saying, ``This is an important tournament in order for the culture of women's football to take root. I was hoping that I would like to be there."