July 26, 2015
Miyagi Miki takes a pass during
practice in Naha-shi, Okinawa.
The Japan Deaf Soccer Association/Deaf Futsal Committee announced a list of fourteen women selected to the national team on July 25.
The team will compete at "The 4th Deaf Futsal World Cup" that will be held in Thailand in November.
Miyagi Miki, 14, a senior of Uenoyama Junior High School in Naha-shi, is the youngest player and also the first player selected from the Kyushu/Okinawa area.
Miyagi said, "I don't actually feel anything new yet, but I have been working hard to be on the national team and am really happy. I'd like to take a medal and return home with it so that I may be admitted in the world."
Japan is planning to take on Russia, Turkey and Spain at World Cup.