Reviewing first pair of quarterfinals

Updated: July 9, 2011, 7:20 PM ET
By Jason York, ESPN Stats & Information

A page turned at the Women's World Cup as Japan and France each booked their first-ever places in the semifinals. Japan defeated two-time defending champion Germany 1-0 in extra time, and France advanced past England on penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw through extra time. Japan ended Germany's record 15-match Women's World Cup unbeaten streak. It was also the first win for Japan over Germany in 10 meetings. England missed its last two penalty kicks in the shootout against France and has been eliminated ...

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