United States Beats Japan 5-2 to Win Women’s World Cup

United States midfielder Carli Lloyd (10) celebrates with teammates after scoring against Japan during the first half of the final of the FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup at BC Place Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael Chow-USA TODAY Sports
United States midfielder Carli Lloyd (10) celebrates with teammates after scoring against Japan during the first half of the final of the FIFA 2015 Women’s World Cup at BC Place Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael Chow-USA TODAY Sports

The United States, powered by a Carli Lloyd hat-trick in the game’s opening 16 minutes, beat defending champions Japan 5-2 on Sunday to win the Women’s World Cup.

With the victory, the Americans avenged their loss to Japan in the 2011 final and earned a record third Women’s World Cup title and their first since 1999.

SOURCE: Reuters
(Reporting by Simon Evans; Editing by Frank Pingue)

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