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Summary

Japan sink Sweden, reach first final

The Nadeshiko fell behind in Frankfurt, but two goals from Nahomi Kawasumi, either side of Homare Sawa's effort, earned them a deserved 3-1 victory and a meeting with USA in the decider.

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Line-up

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8
14
9
15
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20

Substitute(s)

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21
5
3
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9
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19
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Coaches

Norio SASAKI (JPN)
(SWE) Thomas DENNERBY

Officials

Referee: Carol Anne CHENARD (CAN)Assistant Referee 1: Rita MUNOZ (MEX)Assistant Referee 2: Mayte CHAVEZ (MEX)Fourth official: Therese NEGUEL (CMR)Fifth official: Maria Luisa VILLA GUTIERREZ (ESP)

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Statistics

14Shots4
8Corner kicks2
0Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
60%Possession (%)40%
  • Head coach Norio Sasaki of Japan looks on
  • Nahomi Kawasumi of Japan celebrates
  • Thomas Dennerby of Sweden
  • Mizuho Sakaguchi and Nahomi Kawasumi of Japan are seen with players of Sweden
  • Homare Sawa of Japan challenges Jessica Landstrom of Sweden
  • The warm up balls

"Everyone could see that Japan were the better side. We were in the game for the first 30 minutes, but then they scored with their first opportunity," Sweden coach Thomas Dennerby.

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