Nadeshiko make it to the Olympic final

Japan women's national football team has made it through to the Olympic final.

The World Cup winners displayed such tenacity that it seemed inevitable they'd hold on to their early lead, which they doubled in the second half.

But France hit back when substitute Le Sommer struck a powerful shot past Japan's diminutive keeper Fukumoto.

Bissaglia missed a late penalty for France and Japan clung on to march onwards to the final.

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