Jul 8, 2019

In photos: U.S. team triumphs in Women's World Cup final in France

Confetti rains down on the victorious U.S. team at Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyon, France. Photo: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

The United States soccer team overpowered the Netherlands in Lyon, France, on Sunday to win the Women's World Cup for a record 4th time.

Details: Megan Rapinoe's penalty kick and Rose Lavelle's classy finish that's being hailed as one of the best World Cup final goals of recent years saw the defending champions triumph in the second half, after resilient first-half defending from the Dutch, the BBC notes. Here are some of the best moments from the final, in photos.

Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan won the Golden and Silver Boots, respectively, for most goals scored at the World Cup. Photo: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images
Teammates embrace Rose Lavelle to celebrate her 2-0 goal. Photo: Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images
Rapinoe is swamped by teammates after scoring from the penalty spot. Photo: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty Images
Netherlands' goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal gets to the ball before U.S. midfielder Sam Mewis. Photo: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty Images
Netherlands players react to their loss. Photo: Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images
Rapinoe celebrates after the final whistle in the final World Cup match. Photo: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Image
U.S. players celebrate with family and friends in the crowd after their win. Photo: Alex Caparros/FIFA via Getty Images
U.S. fans show their support via body paint. Photo: Sebastian Gollnow/picture alliance via Getty Images
The Dutch fans also show plenty of passion at the World Cup final. Photo: Sebastian Gollnow/picture alliance via Getty Images
Van Veenendaal wins the Golden Gloves trophy. Photo: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images
U.S. players clamor to get their hands on the World Cup trophy. Photo: Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Offside via Getty Images
U.S. players seal their win with a kiss. Photo: Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images

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