The United States women's national team will be joined by Canada, Brazil and Japan in next month's SheBelieves Cup.
Melbourne City have bolstered their W-League title defence by signing Japan international Chinatsu Kira for the upcoming season.
Japan Women's World Cup winner Yuki Nagasato is joining men's club Hayabusa Eleven of the Kanagawa Prefecture League in Japan.
Australia and New Zealand have beaten Colombia to win the bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup.
The Japanese Football Association announced on Monday that Japan is withdrawing its bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup.
FIFA's evaluation report has rated the joint Australia/New Zealand bid for the 2023 Women's World Cup as the best to host the tournament.
Brazil withdrew their bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup, arguing on Monday they cannot offer FIFA the financial assurances it needs.
The 2023 Women's World Cup host will be picked on June 25 from among Brazil, Japan, Colombia and a joint bid from Australia and New Zealand.
The United States women's national team defeated Japan 3-1 to win the SheBelieves Cup at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, on Wednesday.
Ellen White came off the bench in the 69th minute and only needed 14 minutes to score as England beat Japan 1-0 on Sunday in the SheBelieves Cup.
The Netherlands reached the women's World Cup quarterfinals for the first time when Lieke Martens's penalty earned them a 2-1 victory over Japan.
England maintained their perfect Women's World Cup Group D record when Ellen White's double gave them a 2-0 win over Japan on Wednesday.
Ellen White scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Japan, but England, the Group D winners, have left room for improvement after a poor second half.
ana Iwabuchi and Yuika Sugasawa were on the scoresheet as Japan got their women's World Cup campaign back on track with a 2-1 win over Scotland.
Japan's quest to reach a third consecutive women's World Cup final began with a frustrating goalless draw against unheralded Argentina in Paris.
There's an unknown element to the Japanese team in this year's World Cup that could either play in its favor or hurt the team come crunch time.
England rode a trio of first-half goals to a 3-0 victory over Japan to win the SheBelieves Cup on Tuesday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
The Matildas have kept alive their Tournament of Nations hopes with a 2-0 victory over their Asian Cup conquerors Japan.
Australia women's coach Alen Stajcic says they are still a long way from Olympics qualification, despite a shock 3-1 opening win over Japan.
Mile Jedinak and Tim Cahill scored as Australia got their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign back on track with a 3-0 win over Kyrgyzstan in Canberra.
Carli Lloyd scored a first-half hat trick as the United States crushed Japan for first its WWC title since 1999.
Japan beat England 2-1 in their semifinal match at the 2015 Women's World Cup as England's Laura Bassett redirected the ball into her own goal.
15 minutes after entering the game, Iwabuchi scored during a scramble in front in the 87th minute to secure a 1-0 victory in the Women's World Cup.
Mizhuo Sakaguchi scored what turned out to be the deciding goal as defending champions Japan held off to beat the Netherlands 2-1 on Tuesday night.
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