From Japan's surprising victory to the missed opportunities and what ifs, here is what we learned from three weeks of beautiful soccer in Germany.
Frustrated by its play in the semifinals against Japan, Sweden hopes to rebound with a victory in the third-place game.
Thomas Dennerby thinks scoring will be a problem for Japan against a "very solid, powerful" U.S. team. His squad is the only one to face the U.S. and Japan.
A 3-1 win over Sweden puts Japan in the World Cup final for the first time and gives the still-recovering country something to feel good about.
The Japanese come from an emotional place, hoping to uplift their devastated country. The Swedes have been to the World Cup final once and are driven to return.
Sweden, France, Japan and the U.S. have survived four tough games. How much is left their tanks? Here are five storylines to watch in Wednesday's semifinals.