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The final of the Women’s World Cup was won by the United States last night. The US ladies ran out 5-2 winners in a thrilling match that was blessed by a series of great goals and individual performances. One player that stood out was Carli Lloyd who scored a 13 minute hat trick at the start of the first half. The third of her goals was a stunning lob from the halfway line that drifted over the Japanese goalkeeper. It was a fitting end to a tournament that was enjoyed by fans from all over the world. The near 55,000 crowd in Vancouver celebrated the end of the World Cup in style, and the United States walked away with their third world title.

In the individual awards Carli Lloyd won the Golden Ball, Germany’s Celia Sasic won the Golden Boot with six goals and Hope Solo of the United States won the Golden Glove. Kadeisha Buchanan of Canada won the best young player trophy.

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