July 18, 2011
Japan players celebrate with the trophy following the final match between Japan and the United States at the Women’s Soccer World Cup in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, July 17, 2011.
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Amid the sorrow that lingers throughout Japan, perhaps a little joy — courtesy of the determined women on its World Cup team. They beat the Americans for the title in a riveting final Sunday night, 3-1 on penalty kicks, after coming from behind twice in a 2-2 tie.
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