The meeting of USA and Japan in the Womens’ World Cup Final was a record breaking final. Not only because because USA became the first womens’ team to win the title 3 times but World Cup winner, Geoff Hurst, is now no long the only player to score a hat-trick in a world cup final. This feat was equaled by USA captain, Carli Lloyd scoring her third from 50 yards!
Her first two were the two fastest goals scored in a FIFA Womens’ World Cup Final, scored within the first 5 minutes of the match. The records kept tumbling as the usa became the first side to score more than two goals in a women’s final.
USA defender, Christie Rampone, became the oldest player to feature at the Womens’ World Cup, at the age of 40.
The five goals USA scored against Japan mean that they have now overtaken Germany to become the highest-scoring team in women’s World Cup history.
112 – USA
111 – Germany
86 – Norway
59 – Brazil
58 – Sweden
The eighth Womens’ World Cup, held in 2019, will have to go some to match the entertainment and records created in this tournament.