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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.


BBC News, London, “Japan’s women will return home as national heroes after their astonishing World Cup success on Sunday”, 18.7.11., (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://,0,5867295.story, (18.7.11).