United States beats Netherlands by 2-0 to win 4th women’s World Cup
The United States defeats the Netherlands 2-0 to win the women’s World Cup for a record-extending 4th time on Sunday in Lyon.
Captain Megan Rapinoe converted a VAR-awarded penalty in the 61st min and also Rose Lavelle wrapped up the success 8 minutes later as the UNITED STATE included in their 1991, 1999 as well as 2015 titles.
Barcelona defender Stefanie van der Gragt’s high boot caught U.S striker Alex Morgan, as well as French umpire Stephanie Frappart, directed to the spot after assessing replays, and also the winners did not look back after taking the lead.
Rapinoe’s goal additionally meant she won the Golden Boot after scoring six goals and three assists, while she likewise took the Golden Ball honor for the tournament’s most exceptional player.
Megan Rapinoe’s penalty, as well as Rose Lavelle’s excellent run and finish, gave the safeguarding champions victory in the second half, after resistant first-half defending from the Dutch.
Expert winger Rapinoe’s calmly-slotted opener originated from a spot-kick awarded after a video clip aide umpire (VAR) review, at the end of an event in which the system has actually been a major talking factor.
It was the UNITED STATE triumph that several had expected; however, it did not feature ease against a tight Dutch side.
The European champions, getting to the final in just their second World Cup, kept the favorites away in the first half as former Toolbox goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal generated four excellent conserves.
The U.S, playing in their 3rd successive final, continued their reign as the world’s finest side as they included in their titles of 1991, 1999 as well as 2015.
The crowd of 57,900 witnessed the match at Stade de Lyon for Le Grand Finale also includes France President Emmanuel Macron.