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11:00 PM
07/07/19
Groupama Stadium
Women's World Cup • Final
  • 2nd Half
  • USA (W)
  • Netherlands (W)
  • HeathLloyd
    87'
  • RapinoePress
    79'
  • Dekkervan de Sanden
    73'
  • MartensRoord
    70'
  • Lavelle
    69'
  • Rapinoe (P)
    61'
  • van der Gragt
    60'
  • 1/2 Time
  • USA (W)
  • Netherlands (W)
  • O'HaraKrieger
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • USA (W)
  • Netherlands (W)
  • Dahlkemper
    42'
  • Spitse
    10'
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USA (W) - Netherlands (W)
Women's World Cup - 7 July 2019

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FULL TIME. The USA are world champions again.

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Five minutes to be added on.

87'

Tobin Heath goes off, replaced by Carli Lloyd.

85' 

Tobin Heath keeps making runs into the box and looking terrified when she should shoot.

83'

Morgan sweeps down the left and into the box, but her shot is gathered by van Veenendaal, and then the flag goes up anyway.

80' 

Spitse has a pop, whistling past the post, and Naeher is well beaten.

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79'

Standing ovation from everyone as Megan Rapinoe is replaced by Christen Press.

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76' 

Another fine save from Sari van Veenendaal as Dunn shoots from an acute angle and the goalkeeper bats it away.

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  • Shanice van de Sanden
    OffAnouk DekkerNetherlands (W)van de Sanden is on! Replaces Dekker.
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  • Shanice van de Sanden
    OnShanice van de SandenNetherlands (W)
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van de Sanden is on! Replaces Dekker.

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70'

Roord is on in place of the very quiet Martens.

  • Rose Lavelle
    GoalRose LavelleUSA (W)GOAL! What a wonderful goal from Rose Lavelle, surging through the centre, turning past van de Gragt, and shooting left-footed to double the USA's lead.
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GOAL! What a wonderful goal from Rose Lavelle, surging through the centre, turning past van de Gragt, and shooting left-footed to double the USA's lead.

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65' 

WHAT A CHANCE! Miedema is seven yards in front of goal and just twists and turns without getting a shot away.

  • Megan Rapinoe
    Goal by penaltyMegan RapinoeUSA (W)GOAL! Megan Rapinoe slots it past van Veenendaal's left.
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GOAL! Megan Rapinoe slots it past van Veenendaal's left.

  • Stefanie van der Gragt
    Yellow cardStefanie van der GragtNetherlands (W)van der Gragt gets booked.
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van der Gragt gets booked.

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Penalty to the USA.

59' 

VAR! Morgan has gone to ground in the box after a high boot from van der Gragt.

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Sauerbrunn goes off to have her head taped back up.

54' 

Becky Sauerbrunn is bleeding from the forehead - a clash of heads with van de Donk.

53'

Late flag for offside against Morgan.

52' 

Crystal Dunn is getting forward from the full back position and curls a shot high and wide.

51' 

Beerensteyn's pace contines to confuse the USA back line but again it's Martens who can't quite get herself in position to help her out.

50' 

Bloodworth making a run down the right but Martens can't help her out and the USA look to counter.

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Rapinoe takes it and Ertz flies in at the near post but her header is off-target.

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Early corner to the USA.

46' 

Miedema gets us off and running in the second half.

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Ali Krieger is coming on for O'Hara, who had that nasty head knock.

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HALF-TIME. Goalless. Entertaining fayre.

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Corner, and chaotic head tennis in the box.

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Miedema's cross from the left is inviting - despite having been surrounded by four American players - but van de Donk can't get to it.

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Two minutes to be added on here.

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They're both OK, but have to go off to the touchline to come back on again as play restarts.

45' 

A clash of heads between O'Hara and Martens, who need some treatment.

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The corner falls to van Lunteren just outside the box, but her effort lacks the necessary power.

43' 

Rather limp free kick from Spitse, but it pings off someone's head in the box and it's a corner.

  • Abby Dahlkemper
    Yellow cardAbby DahlkemperUSA (W)Dahlkemper is booked as Beerensteyn once again runs between the two centre backs.
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Dahlkemper is booked as Beerensteyn once again runs between the two centre backs.

40' 

Another tremendous save from the Dutch goalkeeper as Morgan fires a shot from the edge of the box.

38' 

Sari van Veenendaal is having a good day at the office, another fine reaction save from Rapinoe, and then a rebound off the post.

36' 

Alex Morgan has just fallen dramatically on her front in the box after a shoulder charge with Bloodworth. Strangely she gets up straight away when it's evident the kick won't be given.

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The Netherlands have been flooding forward and failed to find the final touch.

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Everyone else has a drink while she has some treatment.

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Sauerbrunn seems to have hurt herself after an awkward landing and challenge with Beerensteyn.

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SAVE! Brilliant instinctive save from Sari van Veenendaal as Ertz lashes in a shot from the edge of the box.

27' 

Crystal Dunn wins the USA a corner.

26' 

CLOSE! Miedema has the USA centre backs wrongfooted and Beerensteyn is almost on to it!

25' 

Quick throw from the USA, but van de Gragt is quicker and on to it to help out van Veenendaal.

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Then van de Donk draws yet another foul.

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Rapinoe thinks she's been fouled by Dekker. The referee disagrees.

17' 

Lavelle has found herself plenty of space and van Veenendaal gets down quick to block from the right.

16' 

Rapinoe lashes in a cross and van Lunteren blocks it - out for a corner.

13' 

Twelve minutes gone and the USA haven't scored. For the first time this tournament. The Netherlands are essentially the world champions.

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Ertz has taken Dominique Bloodworth's foot away - free kick for the Netherlands and taken by the Dutchwoman who's playing full back today.

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Free kick on the right, 10 yards outside the box, and easily cleared.

  • Sherida Spitse
    Yellow cardSherida SpitseNetherlands (W)OOF! Booking for Spitse, that looked two-footed on Lavelle.
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OOF! Booking for Spitse, that looked two-footed on Lavelle.

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Hefty ball forward from Rapinoe, out into touch on the right.

7' 

U-S-A! U-S-A! It's loud in Lyon.

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The USA have taken to lofting some high and long balls forward to chase.

5' 

Netherlands working the ball around the middle well, and van de Donk swings in a ball towards the left of the box and the head of Beerensteyn, but it's cleared.

4' 

Martens on the break, and she whacks it out to the right miles away from Beerensteyn.

3' 

Rapinoe on the left looking to work Dunn in, but she can't keep possession.

2' 

The USA are gently prodding early on up both flanks.

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The USA get us under way.

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There is a MASSIVE cheer in the stadium as the camera closes in on Rapinoe's face, stock-still and not singing the anthem.

15:55 

'Seven Nation Army' is playing. That means it's time for the teams to head out.

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15:45 

Quarter of an hour to go! Loads of American fans in the stands.

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Rapinoe and Lavelle both in for the USA, and Martens starts for the Dutch.

14:40 

TEAMS: USA - Naeher, O'Hara, Dahlkemper, Sauerbrunn, Dunn, Lavelle, Ertz, Mewis, Heath, Morgan, Rapinoe. /// NETHERLANDS - van Veenendaal, van Lunteren, Dekker, van der Gragt, Bloodworth, Groenen, van de Donk, Spitse, Beerensteyn, Miedema, Martens.

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14:15 

The USA go in heavy favourites to this match, looking for their fourth World Cup crown, but the Netherlands are the European champions. They are in their second World Cup and never thought they'd get this far. Can they give the USA a game?

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It should be rowdy in the Stade de Lyon this afternoon - both sides have had incredible support throughout the tournament.

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14:00 

Good afternoon, and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Women's World Cup final between the USA and the Netherlands.