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For much of this Women's World Cup, destiny seemed to be the U.S.'s constant companion. In Sunday's final it proved fickle, as Japan claimed its first title, writes Jeff Carlisle.
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Dates: June 26 - July 17, 2011
Host Nation: Germany
Group A: Germany, Canada, Nigeria, France
Group B: Japan, New Zealand, Mexico, England
Group C: United States, North Korea, Colombia, Sweden
Group D: Brazil, Australia, Equatorial Guinea, Norway
U.S. players acknowledge disappointment but give lots of credit to Japan.
Kelly Smith is the best women's soccer player ever produced by England, the country that invented the game. After a struggle with alcohol abuse and depression, the former Seton Hall star is sober and focused. Her story is one of six told in espnW's HERoics soccer film series. Watch the full documentary »