By Clark Collis
Updated July 17, 2011 at 10:13 PM EDT

Japan won the Women’s Soccer World Cup after beating the United States in today’s final in Frankfurt, Germany. The Americans were ahead twice in the game, but at the end of extra time the score stood at 2-2. Japan won the ensuing shootout after the U.S. team failed to find the back of the net with its first three penalties.

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