February 26, 2021

United States wins its fourth Women's World Cup against the Netherlands (2-0)


The Women's World Cup has owners. The Americans dominate the championship and have played tournament with the safety of those who know themselves champions. History endorses them. Not only because of the title they won in France, not even because it is the second consecutive one, something that nobody had achieved. And not because it is the fourth title in the eight World Cups played. The merit of the United States is that it has never dropped from the podium in the eight championships: four titles, one runner-up and three third places.

It was necessary a penalty with revision of the VAR for the United States to open the scoring. But the penalty was, an unnecessary kick in the side of Alex Morgan, and the Americans had already shown themselves to be better. He scored Rapinoe from the eleven meters to open the road to victory. It was his sixth goal, which allowed him to tie with Alex Morgan and Ellen Whyte as top scorers of the tournament. He was also fifth in the knockout phase. He missed the semifinal against England, but scored two to Spain, two to France and one in the final against the Netherlands.

Rapinoe is the "boss" of the national team, the player who leads the US team and her teammates missed her in the semi-final against England. Drag your selection with your character and with your game, which starts from the left and ends in the area. Although against Holland weighed more the character than the game.

The Americans did not have the clarity of other days. Accustomed to scoring in all matches before the quarter-hour of the match had to wait until the match hour was reached to advance. They complied with the second part of their tradition, that of never having gone behind on the scoreboard. They have won the seven games they have played and they have always seemed superior to their rivals.

The Dutch neither had they ever been behind on the scoreboard, but neither had they faced the United States before. They have one of the best players in the world, Lieke Martens, but the performance of the azulgrana was quite inconsequential. FIt was substituted in the absence of 20 minutes for the end of the match, when the United States had already scored the second. Lavelle closed the victory with a counterattack shot from the edge of the area. The United States has no rival.

So confident were the Americans of their triumph that they allowed themselves to turn the final minutes of the game into a tribute to the veteran Carli Lloyd. With 36 years and 260 international matches he deserved to participate in the party. He had already won the World Cup in Canada and two Olympic Games. With the «10» on the back was responsible for collecting the Cup of champions that delivered Gianni Infantino.

The Cup that rewards work well done for years, work with the base, from the beginning to the university. The work and preparation that allow players to appear like Lloyd, like Rapinoe or like Alex Morgan, something younger than them. And keep appearing so that the United States continues to dominate world football.

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