US Women Will Face Japan in World Cup Final

Jul 2, 2015 12:38 AM

MONTREAL (AP) - The U.S. women's World Cup team will play Japan for the championship this Sunday in Vancouver in a rematch of the title match four years ago won by Japan. Japan defeated England 2-1 when Laura Bassett scored into her own net during second-half stoppage time.

The Americans advanced with a 2-0 win Tuesday night over Germany as Carli Lloyd converted a penalty kick in the 69th minute and assisted on Kelley O'Hara's first international goal late in the victory. Goalkeeper Hope Solo recorded her fifth straight shutout before a crowd of 51,176 at Montreal's Olympic Stadium.

By the way, when the U.S. plays for the title Sunday, Sepp Blatter, the president of soccer's governing body won't be on hand. Blatter's organization, FIFA, is under investigation in the U.S. for corruption.


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