Japan rethinking Copa America

Japan will rethink its withdrawal from the Copa America following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami which disrupted the domestic football calendar, a senior Japanese official said Wednesday.

The Argentina Football Association, which hosts the South American championship in Argentina from July 1, has asked Japan to reconsider its decision to pull-out of the event, Japan Football Association (JFA) vice president Kozo Tashima said.

"The Japanese association for its part has not reached a final conclusion," he said, according to the Jiji Press news agency and other media.

"We will reconsider whether we can send a national team by using our wisdom more than ever."

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One Reply to “Japan rethinking Copa America”

  1. The men’s national side may have debated their involvement in the Copa America, but the women’s national football side are doing the nation proud.

    Competing in the FIFA Women’s Football World Cup, they have already given two impressive displays and are sometimes referred to as the “Barcelona of women’s football. There cannot be a better tribute.

    Here in Madeira, I’ll be watching their next game, against England on the 5th July 2011 from my front room which overlooks the harbour of Funchal.  The television is set against our panoramic window, what better view can there be?  Two delightful sights together!

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