Goals from Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle ensured that USA Defeat Netherlands to Win Women’s World Cup for the second consecutive time.
Netherlands defended resolutely in the first half hoping to catch USA on the break. The USA were very careful and first half ended 0-0. The Netherlands continued with the same approach in the second half, allowing the USA to do the attacking.
However, luck ran against them in the 58 minute when the VAR adjudged Barcelona defender Stefanie van der Gragt’s to have fouled Alex Morgan in the 18 yard box. Indeed the defender’s high boot caught the striker as was shown in the replays.
Penalty was awarded to USA and Megan Rapino coolly slotted home to give the USA a one goal lead. The Netherlands had no choice but to come out of their shells. But 8 minutes later Rose Lavelle scored the second goal after a fine run to end Netherlands hopes of wining the cup.
The match statistics reflected very much the nature of the game. USA had 13 shots in total while Netherlands had 3 shots. Of the 13 shots by the USA, 4 shots were on target while 2 of Netherlands 3 shots were on target.
You can watch match highlights and to see how USA Defeat Netherlands;
USA definitely is the best team of the tournament. They had already laid down a daunting marker after they demolished Thailand 13-0 in their first match.. USA’s Megan Rapinoe is the golden boot winner and best player of the tournament. USA has now won the title for the fourth time.
In the 3rd place playoff, Sweden defeated England 2-1.