10 Jul 2011

Germany out of World Cup

10:57 am on 10 July 2011

Hosts and defending champions Germany have been knocked out of the Women's Fifa World Cup, beaten 1-nil by Japan after extra-time in the quarter-finals.

It was Germany's first World Cup defeat since they were beaten 3-2 by hosts the USA in the 1999 quarter-finals.

Japan will now face either Australia or Sweden, who meet tomorrow, in the semi-finals.

France beat England 4-3 in a penalty shootout in today's other quarter-final and they'll now play either the USA or Brazil.