World Cup: Key Stat Takeaways From England, Japan Wins

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England defender Lucy Bronze (12) celebrates with her teammates after scoring against Canada in the first half Saturday. Bronze's goal was the eventual game winner, as it propelled England into the semifinals of the Women's World Cup.

Throughout the Women's World Cup, ESPN Stats & Information will provide breakdowns and analysis of the day's action. 

* In the first meeting between Asian confederation teams at the Women's World Cup, defending champion Japan defeated Australia 1-0 to reach its second straight semifinals.

* Japan is the first team to win five games by exactly one goal at a single Women's World Cup.

* With Mana Iwabuchi's game winner, Japan's seven goals at this tournament have been scored by seven different players.

* England defeated Canada 2-1 to reach the Women's World Cup semifinals for the first time.

* Lucy Bronze's 14th-minute goal proved to be the difference, and she became the first English player with two career goals in the Women's World Cup knockout stage.

* Christine Sinclair scored her 155th international goal, three shy of Mia Hamm for second-most by any player. But it wasn't enough, as Canada became the third straight Women's World Cup host to be eliminated in the quarterfinals. The only host nation to reach the semifinals was the United States, in both 1999 and 2003.

* England and Japan will meet for the second straight Women's World Cup. The Three Lionesses beat Japan 2-0 in 2011 to win the group, though Japan went on to lift the trophy.

* England is the sole semifinalist that hasn't previously won the Women's World Cup. The United States, Germany and Japan have combined to win five of the six titles.

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