The USA Women’s Soccer team advanced to the FIFA World Cup title match for the first time since 1999 on Wednesday, defeating France, 3-1.
Abby Wambach broke a 1-1 tie in the 79th minute, heading home a corner kick from Lauren Cheney to give the USA a lead it would not relinquish. The USA added an insurance goal three minutes later as Alex Morgan chipped a ball over French goalkeeper Berangere Sapowicz for the final tally of the match.
The U.S. will play the winner of the semifinal match between Japan and Sweden for the title on Sunday. That match is being played Wednesday afternoon, with coverage beginning at 2:15 p.m. ET.
The U.S. took a 1-0 lead in the ninth minute of the match on a goal by Cheney.
France tied the game in the 55th minute and then dominated play for much of the second half until Wambach’s header gave the U.S. the lead.