Captain Rapinoe penalty and strike from Rose Lavelle hand Americans fourth Women’s World Cup crown as they retain the title

By Ayebare Mariam

The United States won their fourth Women’s World Cup title on Sunday, defeating Holland 2-0 in Lyon

Captain Rapinoe scored the opening goal

Megan Rapinoe scored the opening goal of the game for the US from the penalty spot after a VAR reversal. Stefanie van der Gragt’s wild tackle on Alex Morgan was initially ignored before the referee reversed her call

Attacking Midfielder Rose Lavelle celebrating her second goal

Rose Lavelle completed her magnificent tournament with an excellent strike from the edge of the penalty box to make it 2 – 0

The United States becomes only the second nation to retain their World Cup crown.

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