Japan to launch new 'Women's Empowerment' top-flight league in 2021

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  • Wednesday, 03 Jun 2020

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Women's World Cup - Round of 16 - Netherlands v Japan - Roazhon Park, Rennes, France - June 25, 2019 Japan players pose for a team group photo before the match REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/File Photo

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japan Football Association (JFA) announced plans on Wednesday for a new women's club competition known as the WE League, with the acronym standing for 'Women's Empowerment'.

The JFA, who are bidding to host the 2023 Women's World Cup, said the round robin competition will begin in autumn 2021 with the participating teams to be announced later this year.

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