US beats Japan 5-2 in to win Women's World Cup

By REUTERS
July 6, 2015 04:54

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.


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