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Abby Wambach (No. 20) of the U.S. scores a goal during the Women's World Cup semifinal soccer match against France.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEX DOMANSKI / Reuters

The United States' Abby Wambach (No. 20) celebrates with teammates after scoring their side's second goal during the semifinal match against France at the Women's Soccer World Cup.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frank Augstein / Associated Press

Lauren Cheney, right, of the U.S. celebrates her goal during the Women's World Cup semifinal soccer match against France.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WOLFGANG RATTAY / Reuters

U.S. fans before the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 semifinal match between France and the U.S. at Borussia Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Heavey / Getty Images

France's goalkeeper Berangere Sapowicz, left, makes a save in front of Abby Wambach of the U.S. during their Women's World Cup semi-final soccer match.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEX DOMANSKI / Reuters

France's Sonia Bompastor, right, and goalkeeper Berangere Sapowicz lie on the pitch during the semifinal soccer match against th U.S.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROLF VENNENBERND / EPA

Alex Morgan, left, of the U.S. celebrates with teammate Lauren Cheney after a goal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: INA FASSBENDER / Reuters

The United States' Abby Wambach, right, and France's Sandrine Soubeyrand jump for the ball during the semifinal match between France and the United States.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frank Augstein / Associated Press

The United States' Alex Morgan, top, fails to score past France goalkeeper Berangere Sapowicz during the semifinal match.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Sohn / Associated Press

A U.S. fan cheers during the Women's World Cup semifinal soccer match against France.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WOLFGANG RATTAY / Reuters

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The United States swept into the finals of the sixth Women’s World Cup with a convincing 3-1 victory  over France on Wednesday in Moenchengladbach, Germany.

The Americans will play either Sweden or Japan in Sunday’s final in Frankfurt.

Goals by Lauren Cheney, Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan were more than enough to overcome a talented French team that did more of the attacking but could not turn those offensive forays into goals.

Read Grahame Jones’ story

2 Comments

  1. July 14, 2011, 11:50 am

    What, those are women? Dang, too scary.

    By: bantot@gmail.com
  2. July 15, 2011, 12:18 am

    How are you supposed to block a shot with your eyes closed, and whats with that girl using her arms to try and stop the other girl? Cheater!

    By: 12963

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