Japón campeona del mundo de fútbol

TOPSHOTS Japan’s midfielder Homare Sawa (C) celebrates with the trophy and teammates after the FIFA Women’s Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. Japan won 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out after the final had finished 2-2 following extra-time. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ

Ayer noche la selección japonesa levantó el trofeo de campeona del mundo de fútbol femenino tras vencer en la tanda de penaltis a la seleccion de Estados Unidos. Es curioso que las selecciones finalistas no hayan cosechado grandes resultados en este deporte en su sección masculina… también llama la atención que selecciones como la española, campeona en varias categorias con los chicos, ni siquiera se clasificara para el campeonato celebrado en Alemania. Supongo que España es futbolera pero solo cuando son los hombres los que golpean el balón.

Os dejo aquí una edición de lo mejor de esta final del mundial femenino de fútbol 2011.

Dancers perform prior to the FIFA Women’s Football World Cup final match of Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt/M., western Germany.     AFP PHOTO    JOHN MACDOUGALL

Japan’s Homare Sawa places her hand on her chest during the singing of the national anthem prior to the final match between Japan and the United States at the Women’s Soccer World Cup in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, July 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Hope Solo (R) the goalkeeper of the U.S. makes a save in front of Japan’s Kozue Ando during their Women’s World Cup final soccer match in Frankfurt July 17, 2011. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY  – Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

Japan’s soccer fans holds a poster addressing German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the Women’s World Cup final soccer match between Japan and the U.S. in Frankfurt July 17, 2011.          REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY  – Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

United States’ Alex Morgan, center, fails to score past Japan goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori during the final match between Japan and the United States at the Womenâ’s Soccer World Cup in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, July 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Japan’s head coach Norio Sasaki looks on before the start of his team’s Women’s World Cup final soccer match against the U.S. in Frankfurt July 17, 2011.         REUTERS/Alex Domanski (GERMANY  – Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

Alex Morgan of the U.S. celebrates after scoring against Japan during their Women’s World Cup final soccer match in Frankfurt July 17, 2011.   REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski (GERMANY  – Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

Japan’s midfielder Aya Miyama (R) scores the 2-2 past USA’s goalkeeper Hope Solo during the FIFA Women’s Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. Japan won 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out after the final had finished 2-2 following extra-time.  AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL

USA’s striker Alex Morgan plays the ball during the FIFA Women’s Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. Japan won 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out after the final had finished 2-2 following extra-time.    AFP PHOTO / DANIEL ROLAND

German Chancellor Angela Merkel cleans her glasses during the FIFA Women’s Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ

Japan’s defender Azusa Iwashimizu (2nd L) is given the red card by German referee Bibiana Steinhaus during the FIFA Women’s Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE

USA’s goalkeeper Hope Solo kicks out the ball during the FIFA Women’s Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE

USA’s striker Abby Wambach celebrates scoring the 1-2 goal during the FIFA Women’s Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. AFP PHOTO /  CHRISTOF STACHE

A fan with her face painted with the colours of the U.S. national flag is seen in the stands before the start of the Women’s World Cup final soccer match between Japan and the U.S. in Frankfurt July 17, 2011.               REUTERS/Alex Domanski (GERMANY  – Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

USA’s striker Alex Morgan (R) scores the 0-1 goal past Japan’s defender Saki Kumagai during the FIFA Women’s Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ

A Japan supporter cheers prior to the FIFA Women’s Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE

Japan’s midfielder Aya Miyama (L) and USA’s defender Rachel Buehler vie for the ball during the FIFA Women’s Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE

Japan’s goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori lies in the goal during the FIFA Women’s Football World Cup final match of Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt / Main, western Germany.     AFP PHOTO   JOHANNES EISELE

Japan’s midfielder Homare Sawa celebrates scoring during the FIFA Women’s Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. Japan won 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out after the final had finished 2-2 following extra-time. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL ROLAND

Japan’s goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori (L) and Hope Solo the goalkeeper of the U.S. change on the goal during penalty shootout during the game against the U.S. at their Women’s World Cup final soccer match in Frankfurt July 17, 2011. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski (GERMANY  – Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

Japan’s midfielder Aya Miyama celebrates scoring during the FIFA Women’s Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. Japan won 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out after the final had finished 2-2 following extra-time.  AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL

United States goalkeeper Hope Solo fails to save a penalty during the penalty shootout of the final match between Japan and the United States at the Women’s Soccer World Cup in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, July 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Japan goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori makes a save during penalty-shootout of the final match between Japan and the United States at the Women’s Soccer World Cup in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, July 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Japan’s defender Saki Kumagai (R) scores past USA’s goalkeeper Hope Solo during the FIFA Women’s Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. Japan won 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out after the final had finished 2-2 following extra-time. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ

Japan’s players celebrate with the trophy after the FIFA Women’s Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. Japan won 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out after the final had finished 2-2 following extra-time. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE

Overall view of the stadium after celebrations after the FIFA Women’s Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. Japan won 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out after the final had finished 2-2 following extra-time. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL

Japan’s players celebrate with the trophy after the FIFA Women’s Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. Japan won 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out after the final had finished 2-2 following extra-time. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE