Updated 06:40 AM EDT, Tue, Apr 20, 2021

US Team Beats Japan to Claim World Cup Title! Best Moments From The Epic Match

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Midfielder Carli Lloyd made her country proud as she carried the US soccer team past the Japanese to claim the Women's World Cup title on Sunday.

Yahoo Sports reported that Lloyd was able to score thrice during the first half of the game, giving them the advantage and leading them to a 5-2 victory at BC Place.

"Lloyd scored from close, she scored from far and she scored a place in U.S. sports lore for a team that came together beautifully to vanquish all comers and now will stand aside the 1999 team as most cherished ever by a still-growing soccer nation," said Yahoo Sports of Lloyd's contribution to the team.

It added that the midfielder really believed that her team can make it versus the toughest opponents.

"There was something different in the air. There was no hesitation, no doubt," Lloyd said.

For their part, the Japan team answered American attacks with two goals of their own, but these were not enough to overpower the gameplay of Lloyd and her teammates.

According to a CNN report, this feat helped the Americans get the World Cup trophy for the first time in 16 years, and defeat the defending champions.

"I'm so proud and so zapped at the same time. It doesn't feel real. We just made history," Lloyd added.

More than 50,000 fans witnessed the championship match where the Japanese had difficulty keeping up with the movements and attacks of the US team.

"Japan goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori desperately retreated and stabbed at the ball. Even the post couldn't deny Lloyd her history and the ball danced across the line," added CNN.

US President Barack Obama celebrated with the rest of the nation with the victory of the women's soccer team. In his Twitter account, Obama congratulated Lloyd and her team.

"What a win for Team USA! Great game @CarliLloyd! Your country is so proud of all of you. Come visit the White House with the World Cup soon," he tweeted.

The first lady Michelle Obama also expressed her happiness by tweeting "USA! USA! USA! We're all so proud of you!"

It was noted in the Daily Mail report that two of the team players Abby Wambach and Christie Rampone have made their expected final World Cup appearances prior to anticipated retirements.

The winning team reportedly went 513 minutes without giving their opponents a goal, only conceding once to the Australian team who made a score during the first half of the group-stage opener.

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