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US Women in World Cup Semis

Wambach and crew shut out England, 3-0
By Josie Garthwaite,  Newser User
Posted Sep 22, 2007 12:57 PM CDT

(Newser) – The US women's soccer team cruised into the semifinals of the World Cup today with a 3-0 win over England, ESPN reports. Abby Wambach, Shannon Boxx, and Kristine Lilly scored three goals in a 12-minute span of the second half. The US, seeking its third title, will face the winner of tomorrow's match between Brazil and Australia on Thursday.

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As it has throughout the Cup, the US seemed to struggle in the first half, which ended scoreless. Wambach turned it around in the second, heading in a corner kick from captain Lilly in the 48th minute. In another quarterfinal today, Germany defeated North Korea 3-0 and will play either Norway or China in the semifinals. (Read more soccer stories.)

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