This year’s Women’s World Cup has been nothing short of awesome. We’ve seen close games, unbelievable goals, and last-minute heroics.
Even if you’ve missed some of it, here are the highlights.
1. It was a openly gay event and an inspiring model of inclusiveness in sports.
There will be at least 17 publicly out women – 15 players and two coaches – at the 2015 Women’s World Cup this year. Including four out players and a head coach in the world cup-winning American women’s team.
While the men’s professional game has been reluctant to be fully inclusive and supportive of anyone within the game who identifies as LGBT its generally regarded that football is much more accepting of women who are lesbian or bisexual.”
2. For the first time in Women’s World Cup history, the final was a rematch!
Just four years ago, the U.S. lost in a heart-breaking final match to Japan, decided on penalty kicks. However, on Sunday, the team lined up to do battle. This time team USA were the victors.
3. Record Breaking Matches matches
Carli Lloyd stunned football fans Sunday by scoring two goals in the first five minutes of the Women’s World Cup final against Japan.
It was the first hat trick in a Women’s World Cup final, as well as the fastest three goals for a single player in any World Cup game
Her secret to success?
I’ve just been training my butt off for the last 12 years,”
3. The English Team Proved Their Doubters Wrong
A Fara Williams penalty in extra time secures England the bronze medal in the third-place play-off against Germany at the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Edmonton.
It represented their first win over Germany in 31 years, and secured the best World Cup finish by any England team since the men’s side won the competition in 1966.
4. The highest turnout in history
Over million people supports cheered their teams on, making this the best attended Women’s World Cup in history.
5. Plenty of Goals
Germany was the tournament’s top scores, scoring 20 goals in total. Sadly Ecuador conceded the most goals – 17 in this tournament.