5 additional things you might not know about the World Cup final

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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.

In the first four games of this World Cup, Carli Lloyd had one goal. In the last three games, she had five goals.

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2.

In the first 20 minutes of the first six games of this World Cup, the United States had one goal. In the first 20 minutes of the final, the United States had four goals.

 

3.

This was the first time any team scored twice in the first five minutes of a World Cup game.

 

4.

Carli Loyd’s hat trick was the quickest in Women’s World Cup history.

 

5.

The U.S. women are 34-4-5 all-time in World Cup play. In those 43 games, they’ve outscored their opponents 112-35.

The 34 wins, 112 goals and 43 games are World Cup records.

 

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