The 2011 Womens World Cup Final: USA 2-2 Japan (Japan Win On Penalties)


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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2 Responses

  1. Noshow says:

    A fantastic final and one that was more entertaining to watch I felt than the male equivalent last year.

    Our own Football ferns (NZ) were unfortunate not to make it out of their group which meant what little coverage of the tournament we got over here ended, except for this mornings (our time) match which was shown live.

    Japan did deserve to win and Japanese football as a whole is on to something I reckon; not just with their women but their male youth sides getting some good results too i.e U17s.

  2. Ross says:

    Watched the match with my Japanese wife and mother-in-law. All very emotional as you might imagine. However, from a footballing perspective it was just a great example of how a good little’un can always beat the big boys (or in this case women)as their skill factor will prevail. Also broke the golden rule that cup finals are underwhelming. What a great match!

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