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Last Updated: Friday, 20 August, 2004, 22:06 GMT 23:06 UK
US reach last four
Abby Wambach in action for the USA
Abby Wambach scored her 17th goal in 18 games
The United States set up a semi-final showdown against world champions Germany after a 2-1 victory over Japan in the women's football on Friday.

Abby Wambach scored the winner in the 58th minute when she sprung the off-side trap for a simple tap-in.

Elsewhere, Germany secured a 2-1 win over Nigeria thanks to a winner from Connie Pohlers while Sweden beat Australia with the same scoreline.

Formiga and Cristiane scored two goals each as Brazil thrashed Mexico 5-0.

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