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Japan beats Sweden 3-1 for place in final of World Cup

Homare Sawa made up for a huge error by scoring the go-ahead goal and Japan advanced to the World Cup final with a 3-1 victory over Sweden on Wednesday.Surprise starter Nahomi Kawasumi had two goals for Japan, which will face the United States in Sunday’s championship. It’s the first World Cup final for the rising soccer power.Kawasumi had just played 29 minutes in the tournament before coach Norio Sasaki started her in Japan’s biggest game ever.“She is very tough and fit,” he said. “I didn’t ask her to score two goals but she did an excellent job.”

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