This time, rather than penalty shots to decide the match, Japan's Takase Megumi (surname first) scored from a header from six-yards out from a corner kick by Miyama Aya (surname first) in the 84th minute.It was Japan's only corner kick of the match, and its only shot of the 2nd half.
With the shut-out, Japan became the first team to hold the U.S. without a goal in the past three years over 58 games.
Meanwhile, Germany throttled Sweden 4-0 to finish to meet Japan in the finals on March 7, 2012. The Swedes will play the U.S.A that day to determine 3rd place.
Compiled by Andrew Joseph