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Japan vs. England live stream: How to watch World Cup 2015 online

The defending champs are the favorites, but face a serious test.

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Japan are one game away from a Women's World Cup final rematch with the United States, but they'll have to go through England in the semifinal to get a chance to defend their crown.

So far, Japan have coasted through the tournament, but they haven't been dominant. They've yet to play one of the world's truly elite sides, and won't until the final. Despite that, they've only won each one of their games by one goal, despite being heavily favored in all of them.

Recent history is on England's side, even if these teams don't play that often. They beat Japan in the group stage of the last World Cup, then drew them in a friendly in 2013. Those are their only two meetings in the last four years.

England's defense has been excellent up until this point, but they'll have their hands full in this match. France and Norway are solid attacking sides, but Japan is something else entirely. The defending champions might struggle to create anything, but they might also run over the Lionesses. We don't have a good gauge for how these teams match up.

Match date/time: Wednesday, 7 p.m. ET

Venue: Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Canada

TV: Fox Sports 1 (U.S. -- English), NBC Universo (U.S. -- Spanish), CTV, TSN, RDS (Canada), BBC3, Eurosport 1 (U.K.), NHK (Japan).

OnlineFox Sports GoFox Soccer 2 Go (U.S. -- English), NBC Deportes en vivo extra(U.S. -- Spanish), TSN (Canada), BBC playerEurosport player (U.K.), NHK (Japan).

Listings via Live Soccer TV.


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