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USA Defeat Netherlands 2-0 To Retain Women’s World Cup Title
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USA Defeat Netherlands 2-0 To Retain Women’s World Cup Title

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

The United States of America are FIFA Women's World Cup champions for the fourth time after defeating the Netherlands 2-0 in the final.

Defending the title they won four years ago in Canada, The Americans let their experience count as they overran their European counterparts in the second half.

Megan Rapinoe opened the scoring from the penalty spot for her sixth goal of the tournament just after the hour mark before Rose Lavelle wrapped up the victory with a solo effort eight minutes later.

The win adds to a rich history in the women's game which includes world title in 1991, ’99 and 2015, and Olympic gold medals in 1996, 2004, ’08 and ’12.

Jill Ellis, an English-American soccer coach became the first coach to win back to back world cups in the women's game.

Germany's Giulia Gwinn won the FIFA Young Player Award while Netherlands shot-stopper, Sari van Veenendaal went home with the Golden Glove.

Although Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and Ellen White all finished the tournament with 6 goals, Rapinoe edge the other ladies to win the Golden Boot, while Morgan and White got the silver and bronze Boots

Rapinoe also claimed the golden ball as the most impressive player, Lucy Bronze of England clinched the silver ball and another impressive American, Rose Lavelle getting bronze.

USA Defeat Netherlands 2-0 To Retain Women’s World Cup Title