2015 FIFA WWC: Title holder Japan, England through to 1/2 finals

Edmonton, Canada (PANA) - Defending champions Japan Saturday waded through to the semi-finals of the ongoing 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada when they beat Australia, the quarter-finalist in 2007 and 2011, in a quarter-final match here.

In the other quarter-final match of the day, England ended Canada's fairy tale with a 1-0 win in Vancouver, also to go through.

Earlier on Friday, two-time winners Germany defeated France 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 tie at the end of regulation play to qualify for the semi-finals, while USA beat China 1-0 to go through.

With these results, the semi-final fixtures are as follows:-

1.  USA vs Germany in Montreal on Tuesday.
2.  Japan vs England in Edmonton on Wednesday.
-0- PANA VAO/AR 28June2015

28 june 2015 08:15:29

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