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World Cup facts: Japan vs. United States

By the CNN Wire Staff

Frankfurt, Germany (CNN) -- A glance at fascinating facts on the U.S. and Japan teams, which meet Sunday in Frankfurt, Germany, to battle for the World Cup.

--- Japanese and American national women's teams have met 25 previous times, with the U.S. winning every time.

--- The U.S. team is making an appearance in a final for the third time. It won the past two appearances in 1999 and 1991.

--- The U.S. team is the only nation to reach the semi-finals at every FIFA women's World Cup.

--- The game Sunday will be the fourth time a Japan team, including the men's, has appeared in the final of a FIFA tournament.

--- The U.S. team has scored 11 goals so far at the tournament while Japan has scored 10. Sweden is the only other finalist to score fewer goals on its way to the final, with nine in 2003.

-- Previous winners of the women's World Cup have been undefeated at the finals, but that's not the case this year. Japan and the U.S. lost a group match to England and Sweden, respectively.

Source: FIFA, the international governing body of football