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Japan Beats USA in World Cup 2011 : Japan’s First World Cup

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Denzel Musumba

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The FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011 came to an end with Japan beating USA in penalty kicks.Japan took home the World Cup win in Frankfurt, Germany July 17. It was Japan’s first appearance in the Final, who beat the two-time world champions in penalty kicks.The close game was definitely no relaxing Sunday match as fans were kept on their toes as the two teams went goal for goal.By the 70th minute, Alex Morgan, the youngest on USA team, made the first goal. The crowed roared, “Go USA.” But by the 80th minute, Japan’s Miyama tied up the score with a goal. The crowed went wild once again, this time with cheers of, ”Nippon.”The game went into extra time during which United States player, Abby Wambach brought USA ahead once again as she got a serve from Morgan and hit it in with her head. No sooner did the Japanese prove that patience is no weakness– by the 114th minute, Sawa put a ball through for Kinga, tying up the score once again. The game got heated by the 120th minute when Azusa Iwashimizu took down Alex Morgan from behind resulting in the first red card drawn.