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USA win Women's WC: Billie-Jean, Obama tweet delight

Last updated on: July 08, 2019 01:07 IST

Following are reactions to the United States beating the Netherlands 2-0 to win their fourth women's World Cup in Sunday's final

Megan Rapinoe, US captain and goalscorer in the final:

USA captain  Megan Rapinoe celebrates after her team won the FIFA Women's World Cup

IMAGE: USA captain Megan Rapinoe celebrates after her team won the FIFA Women's World Cup. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

"It's unbelievable. Just to know all of the people in our group that put in so much work, obviously the players. We have all our friends and family here. It's like history I don't know how to feel right now. It is ridiculous.

"We're crazy that's what makes us special. We just have no quit in us. We are so tight. We will do anything to win."

 

Jill Ellis, US coach:

"This is an amazing group of players but even better group of people. Just fantastic resiliency, just chemistry. They put their heart and soul into this journey and I cannot thank them enough. It's been fantastic.

"I just said to them they were unbelievable. Congratulations. They made history. Enjoy it. This is unbelievable."

Alex Morgan, US striker

"This team is something special, and to do it back-to-back is pretty incredible. We had a hard route to the final. I’m just proud of this team. We felt confident. We felt like it was going to take us a bit to gain momentum throughout the tournament. Jill (Ellis) did a great job in terms of managing the team, so credit to her and the team for playing our roles to a 'T'."

Billie Jean King, tennis great and women's equality campaigner, tweeted:

"Congratulations to the #USWNT on their 4th World Cup win! These athletes have brought more attention, support and pride to women’s sport than perhaps any other team in history. It is long past time to pay them what they rightly deserve."

Emmanuel Macron, President of France, Gianni Infantino, FIFA President, and Kylian Mbappe, French footballer speak in the stands prior to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France between The United States of America and The Netherlands at Stade de Lyon in Lyon, France, on Sunday

IMAGE: Emmanuel Macron, President of France, Gianni Infantino, FIFA President, and Kylian Mbappe, French footballer speak in the stands prior to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France between The United States of America and The Netherlands at Stade de Lyon in Lyon, France, on Sunday. Photograph: Alex Grimm/Getty Images

Barack Obama, Former POTUS, tweeted:

Yes! Fourth star. Back to back. Congrats to the record breakers on the @USWNT, an incredible team that’s always pushing themselves—and the rest of us—to be even better. Love this team. #OneNationOneTeam.

Ellen DeGeneres, American comedian and talk show host, tweeted:

The US women’s soccer team are the world champions! I’m so happy. These women are the best of what our country represents. You’re welcome on my show any time. My World Cup runneth over. @USWNT #USA #FIFAWWC.

Alex Scott, BBC analyst and former England international:

"The USA do not apologise for wanting to be the best and they have that winning mentality that everyone else needs to get. They show up on the biggest occasions."

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