World Cup Final: USA Women's Soccer Team Defeated By Japan (VIDEO)

07/17/2011 08:06 pm ET | Updated Sep 16, 2011
  • AP/The Huffington Post

Japan has won the Women's World Cup, stunning the United States 3-1 in a penalty shootout Sunday night after coming from behind twice in a 2-2 tie.

"This is obviously going to hurt for a while," said Abby Wambach, whose only hole in her glittering career is the World Cup title.

After being presented with the gold trophy, Japan's players jumped up and down on the podium, then gathered behind a sign reading "Champions. World Champions."