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Women's World Cup Final 2011 LIVE UPDATES: USA vs. Japan

07/17/2011 02:30 pm ET | Updated Sep 16, 2011

The USA women's soccer team takes on Japan on Sunday in the Women's World Cup final. The game will begin at 2:45 p.m ET on ESPN.

In the quarterfinals against Brazil, the U.S. came back in the 122nd minute after Abby Wambach scored on an incredible header to tie the match at two. They went on to win in a penalty shootout and then dominated France 3-1 in the semifinals.

Despite getting shut out by England in the group stage, Japan managed to crush Germany and then take down Sweden in the semifinals.

Will USA win a record third World Cup? Or will Japan shock the world and pull off the miraculous upset? Follow our Women's World Cup final live blog for updates!

07/17/2011 5:21 PM EDT

JAPAN WINS

JAPAN WINS THE 2011 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP!!!

07/17/2011 5:20 PM EDT

Wambach Finally Scores

Wambach scores to cut the lead to 2-1. If Japan scores, they win the World Cup!

07/17/2011 5:20 PM EDT

GOAL

Sakaguchi puts Japan up 2-0 in penalty kicks.

07/17/2011 5:19 PM EDT

ANOTHER SAVE

Japan goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori makes ANOTHER SAVE.

07/17/2011 5:19 PM EDT

Japan 2nd Shot

Hope Solo makes a CRUCIAL SAVE! Still 1-0 Japan.

07/17/2011 5:18 PM EDT

Lloyd MISSES

Carli Lloyd misses her shot!!!

07/17/2011 5:17 PM EDT

Miyama Scores

Miyama easily scores on Hope Solo. 1-0 Japan

07/17/2011 5:17 PM EDT

First USA Kick

Japan goalkeeper saves Shannon Boxx's shot.

07/17/2011 5:12 PM EDT

PENALTY KICKS

Penalty kicks coming up!

07/17/2011 5:11 PM EDT

Japan Blocks It

Japan blocks the free kick. Goal kick for Japan

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