Sweden will face Japan in the semifinals of the Women's World Cup, a surprising matchup that will determine the United States' opponent in the finals. Sweden's starting lineup will be led by Lisa Dahlkvist, who has scored two goals for them so far in the tournament, and Caroline Seger the star winger, who has so far been kept off the scoresheet.
Japan will be led by Homare Sowa, who has scored a tournament leading three goals in Japan's four matches. Aya Miyama has been their main playmaker, registering two assists. Karina Maruyama, Japan's hero in the quarterfinals, will start the match on the bench.
Sweden starters: Lindahl - Rohlin, Svensson, Seger, Thunebro, Larsson, Schelin, Qvist, Sjorgran, Forsberg, Dahlkvist. Bench: Sembrant, Landstrom, Jakobsson, Goransson, K Hammarstrom, Nilsson, Edlund, M Hammarstrom, Lundgren
Japan starters: Kaihori - Kinga, Iwashimizu, Kumagai, Sakaguchi, Ando, Miyama, Kawasumi, Sawa, Ohno, Sameshima. Bench: Yamago, Yano, Fukumoto, Utusgi, Kamionobe, Tanaka, Nagasato, Maruyama, Takese, Iwabuchi