THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

5 July ~ The 2015 Women’s World Cup comes to a climax at midnight tonight when the US play Japan. The match is repeat of the 2011 final, which Japan won on penalties, and is the fourth time in seven tournaments that the US have reached the final. They were the first winners of the competition in 1991, when it was held in China. Having beaten Sweden, Brazil and Japan in the group stages, the US beat Chinese Taipei 7-0 and Germany 5-2 on their way to the final against Norway. Striker Michelle Akers scored ten goals in the tournament, including five in that win of Chinese Taipei. Highlights of the final can be found below, along with a FIFA-produced a documentary on the tournament as a whole.

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