Soccer: Kumagai in running for top women's honor

Japan international Saki Kumagai has been shortlisted among 11 nominees for FIFA’s best women’s player of the year, soccer’s international governing body said Wednesday.Kumagai became the first Asian player to score in a UEFA Women’s Champions League final in August when she helped Lyon beat Wolfsburg 3-1.The win earned the French powerhouse club their fifth straight continental title and seventh overall. They also claimed the “triple crown,” including domestic trophies, for the season.The judging panel will assess performances between July 2019 and October 2020 in picking a winner from the sh…

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