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Womens World Cup: USA Champions After Wining over Netherlands

After a goalless first half, commander Megan Rapinoe's punishment on the hour mark and a tremendous solo exertion from Rose Lavelle eight minutes after the fact guaranteed Jill Ellis' side held their title.
USA had the game's first clear shot in the 27th moment, with Julie Ertz's volley from a corner dismissed by Sari van Veenendaal. The Dutch goalkeeper at that point spared Samanta Mewis' header as the safeguarding champions turned the screw.
Van Veenendaal was called upon again late in the half, twice denying Alex Morgan – first turning the forward's shot against the post with her foot, and after that jumping to one side to spare Morgan's strike from separation.
In the subsequent a large portion of, the Dutch were standing firm in barrier until Stefanie van der Gragt got Morgan's shoulder with her studs in the punishment territory with an hour gone. Official Stephanie Frappart granted the spot kick after the VAR interceded.
Rapinoe ventured up to send Van Veenendaal the incorrect way, and take her competition count to six objectives and three helps – equivalent to partner Morgan.
Vivianne Miedema had a half-opportunity to balance yet neglected to escape under strain, before Lavelle put the safeguarding champions in charge. The midfielder lifted the ball up after Crystal Dunn had won belonging, cutting past two safeguards before terminating into the base corner.

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