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In pictures: US women win World Cup title

US captain Megan Rapinoe lifts the World Cup trophy after the Americans defeated the Netherlands 2-0 on Sunday, July 7.

In pictures: US women win World Cup title

Allie Long, left, and Alex Morgan celebrate in the postgame confetti.

In pictures: US women win World Cup title

US players, wearing new “Champions 19” jerseys, celebrate with family and friends in the crowd.

In pictures: US women win World Cup title

US players celebrate after the final whistle.

In pictures: US women win World Cup title

Morgan savors the victory after the final whistle.

In pictures: US women win World Cup title

Dutch players fall to the ground as the Americans celebrate their victory.

In pictures: US women win World Cup title

US players celebrate after Rapinoe scored the opening goal off a penalty in the 61st minute.

In pictures: US women win World Cup title

Rapinoe slots home her penalty past Sari van Veenendaal.

In pictures: US women win World Cup title

Morgan is fouled by Dutch defender Stefanie Van der Gragt in the second half. After the incident was reviewed by video, the referee awarded the penalty that Rapinoe converted.

In pictures: US women win World Cup title

Rose Lavelle, third from left, scored the game’s second goal in the 69th minute.

In pictures: US women win World Cup title

Dutch fans watch the match from inside the stadium.

In pictures: US women win World Cup title

American midfielder Samantha Mewis, right, and Dutch midfielder Danielle van de Donk compete for a header in the early minutes of the final.

In pictures: US women win World Cup title

Rapinoe is challenged by Van de Donk in the first half.

In pictures: US women win World Cup title

The Netherlands’ Lieke Martens and the US’ Kelley O’Hara lie on the field after a collision late in the first half. O’Hara had to be substituted at halftime.

In pictures: US women win World Cup title

US head coach Jill Ellis watches the action from the sideline. She also coached the Americans to the World Cup title in 2015.

In pictures: US women win World Cup title

Rapinoe connects on a header.

In pictures: US women win World Cup title

US defender Abby Dahlkemper battles Lineth Beerensteyn for the ball.

In pictures: US women win World Cup title

Players eye a ball in the US penalty box.

In pictures: US women win World Cup title

Morgan is closed down by van der Gragt.

In pictures: US women win World Cup title

US goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, left, clears the ball before Beerensteyn could get to it in the first half.

In pictures: US women win World Cup title

Referee Stephanie Frappart shows an early yellow card.

In pictures: US women win World Cup title

US defender Crystal Dunn plays a ball in the first half.

In pictures: US women win World Cup title

Dutch King Willem-Alexander, far left, and French President Emmanuel Macron, far right, are attending the match.

In pictures: US women win World Cup title

The teams stand for their national anthems before the match.

In pictures: US women win World Cup title

US fans get ready for the match at the stadium.

In pictures: US women win World Cup title

Dutch fans cheer during the pregame warmups.



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