An wonder goal and a quick fire hattrick from world cups top goal scorer Carli Lloyd helped USA to win their third world cup title as they defeated Japan 5-2 in what turned out to be a routine win for the most successful women team in history.
After almost a month of top notch women football matches in FIFA Womens World Cup 2015 we had the repeat of 2011 FIFA Womens world cup final between United States women team up against Japan women team. USA defeated Japan 5-2 to win their 3rd World Cup title and first in last 16 years.
USA started the game on fire with captain Carli Llyod scoring two quick goals inside first 5 minutes and than completed her hattrick with goal of the tournament as she lobs the ball from halfway line and caught Japan keeper off guard. Japan scored two goals and hint of comback sign which was quickly evaporated with USA fifth goal. This is USA first world cup title win after 16 years.
Carli Lloyd has been sensational throughout the competition and she was declared as the best player in the tournament after scoring 3 in the final and 6 overall finishing as top goal scorer alongside German Celia SASIC.
Carli Lloyd was presented with the golden ball trophy after the final which is given to most valueable player “MVP” of the tournament.
Some of the senior members of the US squad will say goodbye to their international careers including Amy Wambach who came on as a sub in the later stages of the match.
This will be a massive tournament for Women Football which has been growing steadily in the last decade, FIFA has promised to elevate women’s game alot more faster moving forward and the first step was taking when an increase in the total prize money pool was announced for Canada Women World Cup.
While in terms of Broadcasting, FIFA has taken a major step forward by ensuring Men’s world cup like coverage all around the world. Women World Cup will been in more than 120 countries on most of the national tv channels which are free-to-air. It will give Women football a much needed boost with extra coverage.