5 things you might not know about the World Cup final

USA Today

USA Today

 

On Sunday, the United States defeated Japan 5-2 to reclaim the World Cup championship, after 16 years.
Here are five oddities, curiosities or (possibly) interesting facts about the game and its participants:

 

1.

Carli Lloyd’s hat trick was the first in a World Cup final.

 

2.

Carli Lloyd’s goal in the 3rd minute was the fastest in a World Cup final.

 

3.

Team USA’s five goals were the most by a team in a World Cup final.

 

4.

The margin of victory was the largest in a World Cup final.

 

5.

It all happened on Megan Rapinoe’s 30th birthday.

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