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US rejoices after women's football World Cup win over Dutch in final

US rejoices after women
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Politicians, athletes and even an astronaut celebrated the US victory in the women’s World Cup late on Sunday

Washington : Politicians, athletes and even an astronaut celebrated the US victory in the women's World Cup late on Sunday, and the mayor of New York announced a ticker tape parade for the football champions.

A penalty by Megan Rapinoe and a strike by Rose Lavelle took the United States women to a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in the final in Lyon, France.

It was their second consecutive win in the tournament and a record-setting fourth overall.

"I want to congratulate the women's soccer team on winning the World Cup. That's an incredible achievement," US President Donald Trump told reporters in New Jersey.

"It is a great honor to have them capture it for the United States."

In a statement, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said "the confidence, grit, and perseverance of the US women's national soccer team (serves) as an inspiration to all who watch them," and that they'd be welcomed to the city with a parade on Wednesday.

They received a similar honour after their previous World Cup victory in 2015.

The US women "never fail to make our country proud -- on and off the field," Joe Biden, the former Democratic vice president who leads Trump, a Republican, in polls ahead of next year's presidential election, wrote on Twitter.

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