Tuesday, June 01, 2010

China ousted from finals

In 1999, the U.S. Women's National Team played China is one of the best Women's World Cup Finals ever. With a game that ended in penalties (and Brandi Chastain's iconic celebration), it was clearly a game between teams that were equals. At the time, the top women's teams in the world were U.S., Norway, Germany, Brazil and China. Fast forward 11 years and the story is very different as China was ousted from the Women's World Cup over the weekend. Talk about a fall from grace--or is it a growth of other teams? The Aussies, North Koreans and Japan will represent Asia in the Women's World Cup next year.

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