Women’s World Cup 2015 final: USA women’s soccer team beat Japan 5-2, scores, highlights
It was a match that no one predicted will go this way. Usually FIFA Womenâ€™s World Cup soccer finals have always been low scoring matches and people were expecting the same for last nightâ€™s USA vs Japan match. But the players of the US womenâ€™s soccer team proved almost everyone wrong. They hit six goals (including the own goal) in the course of the match and went on to win the title in superlative fashion.
To be true, the US team took very early advantage that proved decisive throughout the match. In the first half of the tournament they hit as many as four goals and destroyed any hope for Japan to make a comeback in the match. This was a match that many said was going to be in favor of Japan as they were very impressive throughout the tournament that continued for close to a month.
The final was more thrilling than anyone had bargained for. It was a complete, dominant and clinical soccer from United State womenâ€™s soccer team. The way United States eves succeeded in thrashing Japan 5-2 in the 2015 Women’s World Cup seems unbelievable.
The highlight of the final was without doubt a very commanding performance by Carli Lloyd. Her superlative hat-trick was sufficient to beat any team on any given day. Within the first 16 minutes of the match the US team was 4-0 ahead of Japan. The fourth goal was a work of art from none other than Lauren Holiday. From Japanese side it was Yuki Ogimi who could score a single goal for her side. The second goal for them came from none other than Julie Johnston whose own goal gave Japan some hope in the initial part of the second half, but then the fifth goal for US by Tobin Heath sealed the fate.
With the victory the United States women’s soccer team now have both Olympic gold medal and World Cup too.
Women’s World Cup Final Replay Schedule
Date Time TV
Tuesday, July 7 3 p.m. ET FOX Sports 1
The match can also be seen any time on BBC iPlayer, FOX Soccer 2 Go and FOX Sports GO.