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Japan beats France to reach final

Updated: August 6, 2012, 5:41 PM ET
Associated Press

WEMBLEY, England -- World Cup champion Japan reached the women's Olympic soccer final Monday by beating France 2-1 at Wembley Stadium.

Yuki Ogimi and Mizuho Sakaguchi each scored for Japan, but France substitute Eugenie le Sommer pulled one back in the 75th minute.

A minute later, Elise Bussaglia could have equalized from the penalty spot following a foul, but the Frenchwoman shot wide of the right post.

"They were an amazing team, but we had the most passion," Japan captain ...

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