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Carli Lloyd gets the first hat trick as the USA wins the World Cup in Soccer

Carli Lloyd gets the first hat trick as the USA wins the World Cup in Soccer

World cup - goalie misses for third goal
World cup – goalie misses for third goal

The 2015 Women’s World Cup expanded to 24 teams from 16. International parity was displayed as Colombia defeated third-ranked France, England reached the semifinals and Cameroon advanced to the round of 16. Women are playing in professional leagues around the world. The game is faster now, more skilled, vital in the transitional moments between defense and attack.

The United States, which also received goals from Lauren Holiday and Tobin Heath on Sunday, entered the championship match with assurance tempered by the despair of the World Cup outcome four years ago.

Sources: New York Times and http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2015/07/usa_vs_japan_live_updates_scor.html

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