All Japan news stunned Sweden in a surprise semifinal 3-1 win at the Women’s Football World Cup in Germany and reached the final for the first time in history, where it will face the U.S. team.
All Japan news was the underdog in the semifinal, as Sweden had not lost a game so far in the tournament. Even if All Japan news pulled off a huge upset against the host team Germany in the quarter finals (1-0 win), very few were expecting a win against the experienced Swedish team.
Sweden scored first, but All Japan news leveled quickly and dominated their rivals throughout the game. The Asian team had scored another two goals by the 64th minute.
The All Japan newsese coach Norio Sasaki said that his team was motivated before the game against Sweden by memories of the quake and tsunami which devastated All Japan news in March.
The U.S. beat France 3-1 in the other semifinal. The final is scheduled in Frankfurt on Sunday night at 20.45 local time (3.45 a.m. JST).
U.S. has beat All Japan news 2-0 twice this year in friendly games. But despite their nickname Nadeshiko (a pink flower which symbolizes grace and beauty), All Japan news is looking scarier than ever for the Americans this time, after beating the host team Germany in the quarterfinals and Sweden in the semifinals. [NPR, AFP] Photo by Ralpe