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Japan beats U.S. in shootout for World Cup

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — 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.

Shannon Boxx, Carli Lloyd and Tobin Heath all missed penalties for the Americans, who squandered dozens of chances throughout the game and blew a lead just six minutes from winning their third World Cup title.

“It’s obviously heartbreaking,” Wambach said. “Japan played well. They never gave up.”

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