BY Andrew Carter, Sporting Alert | SportingAlert.com
Published on July 17, 2011 11:54 a.m. CST . Comments Off
Frankfurt, Germany (Sporting Alert) — The United States women’s World Cup team will be hoping to use the media hype and its good form recently to capture the tournament trophy when they face the surprising Japan side in the final on Sunday in Frankfurt, Germany.
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USA came from a goal down and ten players to knock out Brazil in the quarter-finals and then beat France 3-1 in the semis.
On the other side of the bracket, Japan have also been impressive, as they dumped hosts and favourites Germany in the quarter-finals before beating a very strong Sweden side in the semi-finals.
The run of the Americans have created a buzz in the nation, so much that even American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she will be rooting for team on Sunday.
“I am going to be watching,” she said during a conversation with Greek prime minister George Papandreou.
“I’m so excited. I am so proud of the US women. Dr Biden (wife of US vice-president Joe Biden) is there and my daughter was asked to accompany her.
“So we have a really good cheering section and I’ve just got the highest hopes that this great team, which has such resilience, will be coming back and winning for the US.”
But Japan won’t be no pushovers and several pundits believed that they will create a shocking upset on the now title favourites, if they continue to play the same way they have been recently.
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