It was cruel for England, they played very well and had a great World Cup, Nadeshiko Japan were very untidy and didn't play at all well in this match, they are better than that. But there is a saying about winning big games even if you don't play well.
As for the final, the USA are the favourites to win like four years ago, and they will expect themselves to win, too. if Japan play again like today they could lose, But I expect them to play better.
Let's see, then! I would personally like to see the young striker Arayoshi start in the final, also.
Anyway., Whatever happens in the final, the Japan womens team has progressed from a team never once winning a knockout match to a chance of two world cups consecutively. They are the most successful group of players in Japanese football in both genders, Great achievements. This is a good example of how England can achieve too if they take the correct steps, and I hope the interest that has developed after their good performences will continue for some. Hard luck