Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe's president on Friday

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

The refugees of Manus Island

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Zimbabwe's opposition leader says he hasn't been called upon to be part of the new government

Read more

THE DEBATE

Palestinian Reconciliation: Will Fatah, Hamas agreement succeed?

Read more

FOCUS

Could Pakistan be your next holiday destination?

Read more

THE POLITICAL BRIEF

Defeated presidential candidate Fillon bids farewell to French politics

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Charles Manson: Murderer and cult leader dies after 47 years in prison

Read more

PEOPLE & PROFIT

Bricks vs. clicks: Will e-commerce finish off the high street shop?

Read more

ENCORE!

Eastwood & Gainsbourg: Can the children of geniuses step out from their famous shadows?

Read more

Sports

Japan wins women’s World Cup for first time

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-07-18

Japan won the final of the Women's World Cup in Frankfurt on Sunday, beating the USA on penalties 3-1 after a hotly disputed match that saw each side score twice.

 
AP - Japan became the first Asian nation to win the Women’s World Cup on Sunday, beating the United States in a penalty shootout after both sides were level at 2-2 after extra time.
 
The Japanese denied the U.S. team the chance to become the first nation to lift the cup three times.
 
The Americans missed their first three penalties and Japan went on to win the shootout 3-1 when Saki Kumagai slotted the final shot high past goalkeeper Hope Solo.
 
In a thrilling final, 32-year-old Japan captain Homare Sawa flicked a corner through a jumble of players and past Solo with three minutes of extra time left to level the score at 2-2 and set up the penalty shootout.
 
Japan had already scored late in regulation to force extra time.

 

Date created : 2011-07-18

  • FOOTBALL

    Sweden beat France to take bronze in women’s World Cup

    Read more

  • FOOTBALL

    US thump France 3-1 in women’s World Cup semi-final

    Read more

  • FOOTBALL

    French women take on US 'Goliath' at World Cup

    Read more

COMMENT(S)