USA Will Meet Japan In World Cup Final
Earlier today the US Women battled their way to a 3-1 win over France to earn their way into the World Cup final. Japan will be the team that they face as the Japanese national team beat Sweden 3-1 this afternoon.
Japan fell into an early deficit to Sweden, but was able to come back thanks to to goals by Nahomi Kawasumi, who was called up as a starter just today. She didn’t waste any time making a name for herself.
Japan totally caught Sweden off guard in the second half and dominated. Sweden has long been a big time power in Women’s soccer, while Japan is kind of an up an coming team. Perhaps the tide has turned a little bit. After the match the team held a giant banner that read ‘To our friends around the world- Thank you for your support”. That of course due to all the trouble with the Tsunami and earthquake that hit a few months ago and devastated their country. A very touching moment. This years final will certainly be one to remember. It will take place on Sunday starting at 2:45 on ESPN.