Japan Wins Women’s World Cup Final

Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: A supporter of USA cheers before the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: A fan of Japan is pictured prior to the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Fans of Japan pose prior to the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Supporters of USA cheer before the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Fans of the USA pose prior to the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Fans of the USA pose prior to the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: A fan of Japan poses prior to the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Hope Solo of USA looks on during the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Shannon Boxx of USA and Homare Sawa of Japan battle for the ball during the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)
USA's striker Alex Morgan (L) scores the
USA's striker Alex Morgan (L) scores the
USA's striker Alex Morgan (L) scores the 0-1 goal past Japan's goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori during the FIFA Women's Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
Japan's goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori jumps f
Japan's goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori jumps f
Japan's goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori jumps for the ball during the FIFA Women's Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Aya Miyama of Japan (L) scores the first goal against Alex Krieger of USA (R) during the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)
Japan's midfielder Aya Miyama celebrates
Japan's midfielder Aya Miyama celebrates
Japan's midfielder Aya Miyama celebrates scoring the 1-1 goal during the FIFA Women's Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Japan's players including Japan's goalke
Japan's players including Japan's goalke
Japan's players including Japan's goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori celebrates scoring the 1-1 goal during the FIFA Women's Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Abby Wambach (L) of United States battles for the ball with Azusa Iwashimizu (R) of Japan during the FIFA Womens's World Cup Final between the United States of America and Japan at FIFA Word Cup stadium on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Thorsten Wagner/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Abby Wambach (L) of United States is scoring her teams second goal during the FIFA Womens's World Cup Final between the United States of America and Japan at FIFA Word Cup stadium on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Thorsten Wagner/Getty Images)
Japan's goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori saves U
Japan's goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori saves U
Japan's goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori saves USA's midfielder Tobin Heath's penalty during the FIFA Women's Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Japan's midfielder Aya Miyama (R) scores
Japan's midfielder Aya Miyama (R) scores
Japan's midfielder Aya Miyama (R) scores the 2-2 past USA's goalkeeper Hope Solo during the FIFA Women's Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. Japan won 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out after the final had finished 2-2 following extra-time. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Japan's goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori saves a
Japan's goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori saves a
Japan's goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori saves a penalty during the FIFA Women's Football World Cup final match of Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt/M., western Germany. Japan won the women's World Cup after they beat the United States 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out after the final had finished 2-2 following extra-time. AFP PHOTO DANIEL ROLAND (Photo credit should read DANIEL ROLAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Saki Kumagai of Japan celebrates after scoring the decision penalty during the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Japoan won 5-3 after penalty shoot-out against USA. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)
Japan's midfielder Kozue Ando (R) and Ja
Japan's midfielder Kozue Ando (R) and Ja
Japan's midfielder Kozue Ando (R) and Japan's striker Yuki Nagasato celebrate with the trophy after the FIFA Women's Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. Japan won 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out after the final had finished 2-2 following extra-time. AFP PHOTO DANIEL ROLAND (Photo credit should read DANIEL ROLAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Japan's midfielder Homare Sawa celebrate
Japan's midfielder Homare Sawa celebrate
Japan's midfielder Homare Sawa celebrates scoring during the FIFA Women's Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. Japan won 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out after the final had finished 2-2 following extra-time. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL ROLAND (Photo credit should read DANIEL ROLAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: The team of Japan celebrates on the podium after winning the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)
Japan's defender Azusa Iwashimizu (C) is
Japan's defender Azusa Iwashimizu (C) is
Japan's defender Azusa Iwashimizu (C) is given the red card by German referee Bibiana Steinhaus during the FIFA Women's Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. Japan won 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out after the final had finished 2-2 following extra-time. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Japan's goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori jumps f
Japan's goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori jumps f
Japan's goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori jumps for the ball during the FIFA Women's Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. Japan won 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out after the final had finished 2-2 following extra-time. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Japan's goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori makes a
Japan's goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori makes a
Japan's goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori makes a save during the FIFA Women's Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. Japan won 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out after the final had finished 2-2 following extra-time. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: The team of Japan hold a banner after winning the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Japan against USA 5-3 after penalty shoot-out. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Hope Solo of USA looks dejected during the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Yuki Nagasato of Japan celebrates after winning the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)
(Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Hope Solo of USA looks dejected during the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)
(Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)
Japan's goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori jumps f
Japan's goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori jumps f
Japan's goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori jumps for the ball during the FIFA Women's Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. Japan won 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out after the final had finished 2-2 following extra-time. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Japan's midfielder Homare Sawa (L) and U
Japan's midfielder Homare Sawa (L) and U
Japan's midfielder Homare Sawa (L) and USA's midfielder Carli Lloyd vie for the ball during the FIFA Women's Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Saki Kumagai of Japan celebrates after scoring the last penalty during the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Abby Wambach (R) of USA and Saki Kumagai (L) of Japan battle for the ball during the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Alex Morgan of USA runs with the ball during the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Heather O Reilly (R) of USA and Mizuho Sakaguchi (L) of Japan battle for the ball during the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori of Japan saves the ball during the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Heather O Reilly (R) of USA and Mizuho Sakaguchi (L) of Japan battle for the ball during the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Head coach Pia Sundhage of USA looks on during the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach of USA look dejected during the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: The team of Japan jumps in the wall during a free kick of Carli Lloyd (10) of USA during the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Alex Morgan of USA and Azusa Iwashimizu of Japan battle for the ball during the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Megan Rapinoe of United States runs with the ball during the FIFA Womens's World Cup Final between the United States of America and Japan at FIFA Word Cup stadium on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Thorsten Wagner/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Ayumi Kaihori, Homare Sawa and head coach Norio Sasaki of Japan celebrate after winning the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)
President of the local organizing commit
President of the local organizing commit
President of the local organizing committee of the FIFA 2011 Women's World cup Steffi Jones (L) hands the trophy to Japan's captain and midfielder Homare Sawa (2ndR) after the FIFA Women's Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. Japan won 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out after the final had finished 2-2 following extra-time. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Japan's goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori lies on
Japan's goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori lies on
Japan's goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori lies on the pitch during the FIFA Women's Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. Japan won 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out after the final had finished 2-2 following extra-time. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)
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