This is the dream match. Two of the world's best in women's football take to the stage one last time in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, live from the Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Kickoff is scheduled for 20:45 CET.
Both teams come into the final with huge storylines and everything to play for. For the United States, under head coach Pia Sundhage, there beckons the prospect of making history as the first team to win three Women's World Cups. They escaped possible heartbreak against Brazil and muscled their way past France.
And for Japan, under Norio Sasaki, what could be a better gift to a country just emerging from an earthquake and tsunami that claimed so many lives months ago than their first title? Stunning victories over hosts Germany and Sweden have brought them to the promised land.
The stage is set for one exciting finale to women's football's showcase event. Keep it here on Bleacher Report for continuing coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup and all things world football.