2015 FIFA WWC: Holder Japan beats England 2-1 to reach 2nd successive final

Edmonton, Canada (PANA) - Japan Wednesday qualified for its second successive FIFA Women’s World Cup final match after beating England, quarter-finalist in 1995, 2007 and 2011, 2-1 in their semi-final encounter here.

According to the FIFA media outlet, it took a cruel and unlucky injury-time own goal from Laura Bassett for the pair to be separated.

England gave as good as it got throughout the entire match with the two teams sharing first-half penalties via the boots of Aya Miyama and Fara Williams. The match seemed destined for 30 extra minutes only for England’s goal to be breached in the penultimate minute of injury time.

Japan will now meet USA in the final match on Sunday in Vancouver while England and Germany meet in the third-place match a day earlier in Edmonton.
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02 july 2015 07:51:10

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