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)

1
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%
  • Homare Sawa of Japan celebrates scoring the second goal
  • Homare Sawa of Japan celebrates
  • 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
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