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BACK TO BACK WORLD CHAMPS: United States defeats Netherlands to win 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup

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The Americans entered the tournament as favorites and have now won their fourth World Cup.

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United States 2-0 Netherlands - Full Time

The Americans have won their second straight FIFA Women’s World Cup and their fourth overall. It was a pretty dominating performance on the day from the Yanks, as the young Dutch team really couldn’t get going at any time.

United States 2-0 Netherlands - 69th minute

The Yanks are ruthless. Minutes after Rapinoe’s opener, Rose Lavelle has added a second. As she dribbled up the middle of the park, the Dutch defenders backed off until it was too late, and Lavelle ripped a shot into the back of the net.

United States 1-0 Netherlands - 61st minute

Stefanie van der Gragt was judged to have fouled Alex Morgan in the penalty area after VAR took a look at the play. It appears to be the correct decision. Megan Rapinoe steps up and puts away the penalty to put the USA up 1-0. The Netherlands are really up against it now.

United States 0-0 Netherlands - Halftime

Well, despite the the scoreless first half, that was thoroughly entertaining. For the majority, the Dutch were pinned down in their half, with the Americans generating chance after chance. However, when the Netherlands have broken out, they’ve shown that they’re going to force the USA defenders to be at their best if they want to win this.

United States 0-0 Netherlands - 1st minute

The World Cup Final has kicked off in Lyon.

Today is the day. After a month of gamed, the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Final takes place today in Lyon. Perennial favorites the United States of America will take on the Netherlands.

This is the United States's third straight World Cup Final, splitting the previous two with Japan. For the Netherlands, this is uncharted territory. While winning last year's European Championship is obviously a big deal, a World Cup Final is a whole new world.

In the Semifinals, the United States defeated England while the Netherlands overcame Sweden after extra time.

If you’re looking to watch the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, fuboTV has you for your streaming needs and, as always, Live Soccer TV can tell you where to find the World Cup on television or streaming in your country.

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