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Prodigious Iwabuchi comes of age

  • France 2019 marks Iwabuchi’s third Women’s World Cup
  • The attacker is hailed as Japan’s new influential figure
  • She aims to lead Japan to second world title

Believe it or not, despite being just 25 years old, Mana Iwabuchi will head to France next year for her third FIFA Women’s World Cup with Japan.

As a teenager, the diminutive striker played a substitute role at Germany 2011, when Japan defied all the odds to lift the trophy in surprise fashion. She woul…
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