The Wider Image: For Japan's ageing soccer players, 80 is the new 50
Mutsuhiko Nomura (left), 83, his daughter Yuriko Nomura (centre), 48, and his granddaughter Mone Nomura, 13, practice soccer at a park in Tokyo, Japan, April 1, 2023. Nomura, who was chosen as an outstanding athlete in high school and had a place in the Japanese national team, is now a member of the inaugural soccer league, the SFL, for seniors aged 80 or older in Tokyo, with the average age between 82 and 84 in three teams, and the oldest player being 94 years old. "If possible, of course I want to keep playing until I'm 100 (years old)," Nomura said. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "HOON SOCCER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.