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Will the U.S. defeat Marta & Co.?

Updated: July 9, 2011, 9:39 AM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

A Women's World Cup tilt between the U.S. and Brazil is always a marquee matchup. Both teams entered the tournament among the favorites to take it all, and there was always the possibility the two teams would meet in the final.

Yet as the two teams prepare to square off in Dresden, the fact that they're meeting at the quarterfinal stage is a surprise. The pressure only increases once the knockout stages start, and the fact that one of the contenders will go home early will ...

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