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It's U.S.A. vs. Japan for the FIFA Women's World Cup, Sunday

Wednesday - Mönchengladbach, Germany - The United States defeated France 3-1 and will face Japan in the final of the FIFA Women's World Cup on Sunday.Lauren Cheney, Abby Wambuch and Alex Morgan scored for the U.S. side, while Sonia Bompastor earned the single goal for the French.A pair of late goals took care of the French for the U.S., who seek its first copa since 1999."I’m proud of my players. Life’s still beautiful because today we earned the right to fight for third place, which is amazing when you consider nobody was talking about us two months ago," said Bruno Bino, France's coach.First of all I’d like to thank the French team. They’re a fantastic side with an amazing attack. It was a great game and a privilege to play against them today. We stuck together out there. We stayed strong and we kept going when things got tough. In the dressing room I said to [Lauren] Cheney: ‘When we have a corner send the ball to the far post and we’ll score’. Her delivery was exceptional,' said Abby Wambach.In the other semi, Japan defeated Sweden 3-1.On Sunday, the U.S. faces Japan for the coveted FIFA Women's title. On Saturday, France plays Sweden for third place.