The German organization President Steffi Jones has finished their welcome tour in the participating countries in the run-up to the women's football World Cup. Most recently, she attended Japan.
Tokyo (SID) - the German organization President Steffi Jones has finished after the kick-off with a visit to the troubled Japan exactly half a year their welcome tour in the participating countries in the run-up to the women's football World Cup (26 June to 17 July). The stay of Jones in Japan was postponed due to the tsunami and reactor accident by a few weeks.
The 45-minute completion event took place at the headquarters of the Japanese Football Association JFA. "It was for us to come an affair of the heart to Japan and just three months after the terrible disaster in Fukushima by this gesture expressing our full support of the Japanese football family," said Jones to numerous Japanese media representatives.
FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter and DFB President Theo expressed via video message of solidarity from twenties, as well as the German women's national team. "We will not forget this great gesture." "It is not a matter of course, in Tokyo, 18 days before the start of the women's World Cup cause this warm welcome us, and join our internationals to the tournament for us," said JFA President JUNJI ogura.
Overall, Jones put back over 100,000 miles to visit all 15 countries. "Our great thanks to the participating associations, also the FIFA, and the Foreign Office who have supported us in this project." "The enthusiasm caused this tour to people of different cultures, has far exceeded our expectations", said Jones.