Friendly rivalry in U.S.-Japan final
One day before their gold-medal match at Wembley Stadium, nine members of the U.S. and Japan women's soccer teams stood shoulder to shoulder in front of more than 100 members of the international press. Moments earlier, the Japanese players had finished their first London news conference; the American players were arriving to begin theirs.
As the two teams passed each other at the door, there was no stare-down, no stone-faced nods of recognition. Instead, there were smiles. The two ...
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