Japan Beats England In Heartbreaker To Advance To WWC Final

England will be wondering what could have been after losing a heartbreaker to Japan in the Women's World Cup semifinals. 

Laura Bassett scored an own goal during injury time to send the defending champions into the final against the United States.

Japan opened the scoring on a 33rd minute penalty from Amy Miyama. England equalized on a Fara Williams penalty seven minutes later.

The score remained 1-1 until Bassett's own-goal in the 92nd minute. 

Japan will play the U.S. on Sunday at 7 p.m. EST.

Highlights (or lowlights, if you're an England fan) below:

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