‘Fifa Women’s World Cup’, USA becomes World Champion after defeating Netherlands in final
The United States Women’s National team has won the Fifa Women’s World Cup 2019, after beating the Netherlands 2-0 in final; they hoisted the trophy for the second consecutive tournament.
The U.S. captain Rapinoe, scored in the 61st minute after a video review determined Stefanie van der Gragt had fouled Alex Morgan with a kick to the shoulder in the penalty area.
Lavelle added a goal in the 69th after a solo run up the center of the field.
The Americans never trailed in the tournament and set records with 26 goals and a 12-game World Cup winning streak dating to 2015. U.S. coach Jill Ellis became the first coach to lead a team to two Women’s World Cup titles, and the U.S. joined Germany in 2003 and 2007 as the only repeat champions.
“It’s surreal. I don’t know how to feel like now. It’s ridiculous,” Rapinoe said after the victory. “We’re crazy and that’s what makes us so special. We just have no quit in us. We’re so tight, and we’ll do anything to win.” Rapinoe was awarded the Golden Ball as the top player in the tournament.
“Rose Lavelle is a superstar, not even in the making, she’s straight up superstar at this point,” Rapinoe said.
Former American players joined the current generation on the field for the post-game celebration.
2019 FIFA World Cup Awards
- Golden Boot Award: Megan Rapinoe (USA)
- Silver Boot Award: Alex Morgan (USA)
- Golden Glove Award: Sari van Veenendaal (NED)
- Golden Ball Award: Megan Rapinoe (USA)
- Silver Ball: Lucy Bronze (ENG)
- Bronze Ball Award: Rose Lavelle (USA)