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Motivations vary for Sweden, Japan

Motivations vary for Sweden, Japan

Updated: July 12, 2011, 5:03 PM ET
By Joanne C. Gerstner

FRANKFURT -- It's a tale of two teams, Sweden and Japan, and two different approaches.

The Swedes believed, coming into the FIFA Women's World Cup, that they could be one of the teams to beat. There was a good feel to their team chemistry, as they truly enjoy playing soccer together.

The Japanese also had a belief, but it was quiet at the start. They have gone through a chaotic spring and summer with the disasters wrought by the massive earthquake and tsunami on March ...

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