Japan advanced to the Women’s World Cup final with a 2-1 win over England on Wednesday thanks to an own-goal in stoppage time to set up an historic rematch. The reigning champions now will face off in Vancouver against the team they beat in 2011, the United States (live, FOX, FOX Sports Go, Sunday, 7 p.m. ET).
England’s Laura Bassett inexplicably poked the ball back into her own net in stoppage time, ricocheting it off the crossbar and giving keeper Karen Bardsley no chance on it. It was a cruel end to the Lionesses’ campaign as in truth they had been the better side by far, but they cracked late.
I love watching Japan play the United States because I am happy no matter which team wins. It literally is a win-win situation for me.