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Japan suffered its first defeat of the Women’s World Cup in the United States after it was outclassed 3-0 by Germany in Group C on Wednesday.

Japan, a 6-0 winner over Argentina in its opening game on Saturday, was no match for the European champion, which booked its place in the quarterfinals thanks to a pair of goals from Birgit Prinz and another from Sandra Minnert.

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