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#FIFAWWC - USA Beat Netherlands 2-0 To Win The FIFA Women's World Cup - Video Highlights




The FIFA Female World Cup is finally over as the United States overpowered and outclassed the Netherlands to win the Women's World Cup for a record fourth time in Lyon.

Megan Rapinoe's penalty and Rose Lavelle's sleek finishing gave the defending champions victory in the second half, after resilient first-half defending from the Dutch. Rapinoe's calmly-slotted opener came from a spot-kick awarded after a video assistant referee (VAR) review, at the end of a tournament in which the system has been a major talking point.

Barcelona defender Stefanie van der Gragt's high boot caught USA striker Alex Morgan and French referee Stephanie Frappart pointed to the spot after assessing replays, and the holders did not look back after taking the lead. Eventually, the match ended 2-0 to the favour of the United States. 

The European champions, reaching the final in only their second World Cup, kept the favourites at bay in the first half as former Arsenal goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal produced four excellent saves. But the USA, playing in their third consecutive final, continued their reign as the world's finest side as they added to their titles of 1991, 1999 and 2015.

Rapinoe's goal also meant she won the Golden Boot after finishing with six goals and three assists, while she also took the Golden Ball award for the tournament's best player.

#FIFAWWC - USA Beat Netherlands 2-0 To Win The FIFA Women's World Cup - Video Highlights


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