Reviewing the U.S.-Japan final
Japan defeated the United States to win its first Women's World Cup, after rallying from behind to force extra time and again to force a shootout. Japan's cup-lifting moment Sunday was punctuated by several historic elements; it is the first Asian country to capture the Women's World Cup, the first group runner-up to win and the first champion to lose a match. The Americans missed three of their four penalty kicks in the shootout, their first misses in three shootouts all-time.
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