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Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Women’s World Cup: U.S. soccer scores twice late for 3-1 win over France

The United States celebrates its victory over France in the World Cup semifinals. (CHRISTOF STACHE - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
France controlled the action for a good portion of the game, but the United States had enough in the tank to score two late goals in a 3-1 win over France in the Women’s World Cup semifinals. The Americans advanced to the final for the first time since winning it all in 1999.

Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan scored about three minutes apart late in the game to provide the final margin. Lauren Cheney opened the scoring in the ninth minute.

Check out a gallery of photos from the United States-France game. Relive the match with Steven Goff's in-game live blog.

The Post’s Paul Tenorio has a postgame chat about the United States’ win over France and its chances in Sunday’s final.

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