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Substitute Megumi Takase headed in a late clincher as women’s world champion Japan pulled off another famous win by edging the United States 1-0 to advance to the championship match at the invitational Algarve Cup on Monday.

Takase, on as a 65th-minute substitute for Kozue Ando, met Aya Miyama’s corner from 12 meters with just six minutes left to see off the defending Algarve champions in Group B in a rerun of last year’s World Cup final.

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