Regarding the FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer finale: My congratulations to the Japanese team for a brilliant display of teamwork, discipline, determination and patience. The whole world watched how this team handled a much bigger opponent.
That both sides showed good sportsmanship throughout the game is a testament, and encouragement to younger people, that such games are possible. Even though I’m not a soccer fan, I thoroughly enjoyed the game — regardless of who won — because it was a clean game and because both sides did their utmost to demonstrate their skills and strategies.
There were beautiful plays and beautiful moments. Absolutely exciting! So thank you to the women’s soccer team, coaches and staff — you made Japan proud!
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