Japan Wins the World Cup in Penalty Kicks

Monday, July 18, 2011

Japan and the United States butted heads yesterday in a World Cup final match that stretched into overtime. The U.S. women's team, though ranked number one going into the tournament, was unable to outscore Japan during the final penalty kick shootout. This is Japan's first World Cup victory.

Mechelle Voepel, ESPN.com sports reporter, gives us the play-by-play, and Takeaway listener Sasha Moghimi-Kian, an avid soccer fan, talks about what the game means to her.

Guests:

Sasha Moghimi-Kian and Mechelle Voepel

Produced by:

Saumya Vaishampayan

Comments [1]

Ferey Kian from Miami

Such a wonderful reporting and such good sports both Michelle and Sasha. Thank you for being such a good sport.

Jul. 18 2011 11:39 AM

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