U.S. relaxed, confident ahead of final

Updated: July 17, 2011, 8:33 AM ET
By Ravi Ubha | ESPN.com

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Call this World Cup one of peace and love. Let's all gather around the fire.

French manager Bruno Bini uses poetry to inspire his team, and U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage broke into song at a press conference Friday, two days before the U.S. meets Japan in the final.

Sundhage has long used her soothing voice to calm her squad.

"It's funny, this life is about competition and pressure," the Swede said. "And of course the players feel ...

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