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Previewing the WWC semifinals

Updated: July 12, 2011, 4:34 PM ET
By Jason York, ESPN Stats & Information

The Women's World Cup is down to the final four and features two traditional powers (United States, Sweden) versus two emerging teams (France, Japan). The United States booked its semifinal place with a white-knuckle effort against Brazil in the quarterfinals that included the latest goal in Women's World Cup history by Abby Wambach and a penalty-shootout win. France, the Americans' semifinal opponent, also needed a penalty shootout against England to advance. Japan used a late goal of its own ...

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