Matches

17/07/2011
2:2 a.e.t. (1:1, 0:0) 3:1 PSO
  • Aya MIYAMA (81')
  • Homare SAWA (117')
  • Alex MORGAN (69')
  • Abby WAMBACH (104')

Summary

Japan edge USA for maiden title
Japan are FIFA Women’s World Cup™ champions for the first time after a penalty shootout victory over USA, following a drama-charged 2-2 draw in Frankfurt. More »

Line-up

21
1
2
3
3
6
4
7
6
9
7
10
8
11
9
12
10
15
11
19
15
20

Substitute(s)

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18
12
21
5
2
13
4
14
5
16
8
17
13
18
14
19
16
20
17

Coaches

Norio SASAKI (JPN)
(SWE) Pia SUNDHAGE

Officials

Referee: Bibiana STEINHAUS (GER)Assistant Referee 1: Marina WOZNIAK (GER)Assistant Referee 2: Katrin RAFALSKI (GER)Fourth official: Jenny PALMQVIST (SWE)Fifth official: Maria Luisa VILLA GUTIERREZ (ESP)

Have Your Say

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Latest Comments:
Zbest333
02/10/2011 at 02:14
Zbest333 (Côte d'Ivoire)
It was a great moment for Japan. Congratulations, you deserved it.
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taboxtabox
22/08/2011 at 12:10
taboxtabox (Japan)
Wow!! I Was impressed.
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Jiru_Coon
11/08/2011 at 21:02
Jiru_Coon (Japan)
I have question, is there Winner's Badge for Women World cup winners?
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Statistics

14Shots27
4Corner kicks8
1Yellow cards0
0Second yellow card and red card0
1Red Cards0
53%Possession (%)47%
  • Aya Miyama of Japan (R) challenges Heather O'Reilly of USA (L)
  • Abby Wambach of USA celebrates
  • Lauren Cheney of USA, Saki Kumagai of Japan, Abby Wambach of USA and Azusa Iwashimizu of Japan go up for a header
  • Heather O'Reilly of USA (R) challenges Aya Miyama of Japan
  • Goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori of Japan saves a shot on goal in front of Mizuho Sakaguchi and Abby Wambach of USA
  • Megan Rapinoe of USA hits the post from a narrow angle
The Americans had some great attacking play but our defensive line was very well organised. The players were patient, they wanted to win this game and I think it’s because of that the Americans scored only two goals. Yes we had luck in the penalty shootout and I definitely got some help from my football god!
Norio Sasaki, Japan coach