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Football: Bravo Japan!

  • July 18th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

japan-world-cup.jpgJapan’s women’s Football team held out against an American onslaught all through Sunday’s final, matching points 2-2 at the end of extra time, then winning the World Cup in a shoot-out.

Celebrations over the win against the favourites would offer some relief to the country hard hit by the twin natural disasters of earthquake and tsunami, and a nuclear accident still not put to rest.

Also from the Asian circuit, Australia’s Matilda’s played in the top eight of the tournament, in Germany; see EUAustralia Online, “Sports Update”, 11.7.11.

Reference

BBC News, London, “Japan’s women will return home as national heroes after their astonishing World Cup success on Sunday”, 18.7.11. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/14183115.stm, (18.7.11).

Kenji Hall and John M. Glionna,  “Women’s World Cup was more than a game for Japan”, LA Times, LA,  18.711. htp://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-japan-soccer-20110718,0,5867295.story, (18.7.11).

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