In the quarterfinals against Brazil, the U.S. came back in the 122nd minute after Abby Wambach scored on an incredible header to tie the match at two. They went on to win in a penalty shootout and then dominated France 3-1 in the semifinals.
Despite getting shut out by England in the group stage, Japan managed to crush Germany and then take down Sweden in the semifinals.
Will USA win a record third World Cup? Or will Japan shock the world and pull off the miraculous upset? Follow our Women’s World Cup final live blog for updates!