Japan 2-2 United States, Japan win on penalties

Japan break US hearts in superb final

July 17, 2011
Japan's giant-killing World Cup campaign ended in glory with a penalty shoot-out win over traditional powerhouse the United States in the final.

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The States led through Alex Morgan in normal time and Abby Wambach in extra-time, but Aya Miyama and Homare Sawa equalised - the latter taking the tournament golden boot from midfield.

A low-quality shoot-out saw Shannon Boxx, Tobin Heath ...

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