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England stymies Japan with revamped lineup

England stymies Japan with revamped lineup

Originally Published: July 5, 2011
By Joanne C. Gerstner

AUGSBURG, Germany -- It had become a tired story. England didn't want to have to answer questions, externally and internally, as to why it was playing such tight, anxious and, frankly, joyless soccer in the FIFA Women's World Cup.

Just for once, it wanted to show its authentic side in a game, playing with poise, happiness and finesse.

The day finally arrived, Tuesday in Augsburg, for England to play its game.

England put it all together, beating Japan ...

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