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Japan's Cup Runneth Over

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Japan's Cup Runneth Over | Homare Sawa celebrates her equalizer in extra time of a final won—with tremendous resilience and courage—by Japan. Congratulations! (Photo by Friedemann Vogel | Getty)


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What an exhausting World Cup final that was. Japan went down a goal twice and just refused to go away, and the shootout was utterly shocking to behold. As agonizing as it is for the Americans, it is also a fantastic, hard fought and well earned victory for Japan.—Owen Good

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