Paris : For the fourth time the United States won their FIFA World Cup with a score of 2-0 victory over the Netherlands on Sunday. Thanks to Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle whose fiery shot helped the squad to retain the title for the fourth time.
Rapines disappointment to the Dutch team helped the US retain their ground in the already winning game. Rapinoe’s fiery expat is known not only on field but also off field after she expressed the pay disparity between men and women players, was capped when FIFA chief Gianni Infantino was greeted with chants of “equal pay, equal pay” by American fans.
The US who had scored in the opening 12 minutes of every previous game at this tournament were struggling to settle as their opponents harried and closed them down quickly.
The Americans were already the first team to appear in three consecutive finals and with coach Jill Ellis becomes the first coach to win back to back World Cups in the men’s or women’s game since Italy’s Vittorio Pozzo in the 1930s.
The USA had been the only non-European team to make it to the quarter-finals here, but they had already ended the hopes of the hosts and England before denying the Dutch a dream double success, two years after they won Euro 2017 on home soil.