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WORLD CHAMPIONS! USA Women Defeat Japan in World Cup Final

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The U.S. Women's World Cup soccer team defeated Japan, 5-2 to win its first World Cup since 1999. 

Call it sweet revenge for the USWNT, which lost to Japan in the 2011 final on penalty kicks.

The USWNT struck early and struck hard.  Carli Lloyd notched a hat trick just 16 minutes into the game.  The talk of the nation was her third goal -- a strike from midfield - that had put the U.S. up 4-0.

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