Japan World Cup Soccer Victory Helps Rebuild National Pride

Chants of "Nippon!" or "Japan" echoed throughout Tokyo in the early morning hours, as the Japanese women's national team twice came from behind to force a shootout that they won to capture the country's first World Cup title. The victory, in which they outscored the United States 3-1 in the shootout after twice tying the game after falling behind by a goal, capped an emotional run for a team that upset local favorite Germany and Sweden to reach their first appearance in the World Cup...Full Story
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