HOME > PHOTOS:Nadeshiko Japan Wins World Cup


PHOTOS:

Nadeshiko Japan Wins World Cup

back

next

PHOTOS

2011/07/17


Nadeshiko Japan Becomes World Champion by Beating U.S.A. for 1st Time Ever on Penalty Kicks in FIFA Women's World Cup

     Japan's female national team, better known as 'Nadeshiko' Japan, fought back from a one-goal deficit twice and silenced the three-time world champion United States in a penalty shootout after a two-all tie in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup final in Frankfurt, Germany, on July 17.
     The 'miracle' victory inspired all Japanese at a time when the country is mired in the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami while facing the disaster-caused nuclear crisis and political woes created by its prime minister.

(AFP-Jiji)


PHOTOS

back

next

Aomori Tourism Information

HEADLINES

POLITICS
Japan in 1989 Mulled Then Emperor Akihito's Visit to S. Korea: Records
ECONOMY
Tokyo Forex (5 P.M.): U.S. Dollar=107.64-67 Yen; Euro=1.0959-0961 Dollars
SPORTS
Speed Staking: Miho Takagi Joins Nippon Sport Science University's PR Section
OTHER
Existing Drug Found Effective in Curbing Alzheimer Substance Accumulation

AFP-JIJI PRESS NEWS JOURNAL


Photos