Ja­pan ad­vances to Women’s World Cup fi­nal

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS - BY SHANE JONES

Laura Bas­sett’s own goal in the 92nd minute proved to be the heart­breaker as Ja­pan punched it’s ticket through to the Women’s World Cup fi­nal with a dra­matic 2-1 vic­tory over Eng­land on Wed­nes­day.

Fourth-ranked Ja­pan, the de­fend­ing cham­pion from the 2011 World Cup in Ger­many and sil­ver medal­lists at the 2012 Lon­don Olympics, will meet the United States in the gold medal match on Sun­day in Van­cou­ver.

It was ac­tu­ally the first time that Ja­pan has de­feated Eng­land in a ma­jor in­ter­na­tional tour­na­ment.

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