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Scouting Report: USA and Japan go for a third time
| The first rematch of a final in Women's World Cup history is set for Sunday when the USA plays Japan in Vancouver. The Americans will be favored to reverse the result of four years ago. This Japanese
team is not regarded to be as strong as the 2011 squad. But there are many veterans of that squad on this team, and the title is theirs until somebody takes it away. |
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|WHAT THEY'RE SAYING|
|"I couldn't breathe, my heart was out of my chest, and I wanted the ground to open up and swallow me."|
-- Defender Laura Bassett on her reaction
after her own goal in stoppage time sent Japan to the Women's World Cup final with a 2-1 win over England, which was playing in the semifinals for the first time. (BBC Sport)