#USA wins the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup

By Christopher Doyle

After more than a month of exhilarating competition in Canada, #USA emerged as FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 champions with a 5-2 victory over #JPN. @ussoccer_wnt outlasted 23 other teams during a tournament that played out on the pitch and on Twitter.


 

Players from the winning team turned to Twitter after the match:



Find more Tweets from #USA players here on this Twitter list.

And USA also brought fans closer to the celebration:



As always, the action on Twitter was as action-packed as it was on the field as soccer fans from across the globe poured on to Twitter before, during and after the #FIFAWWC final match to experience the tournament and interact in real-time. See how the match played out on Twitter below with this interactive heat map:

#USA wins the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup

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@CarliLloyd, who scored three goals and took home the #FIFAWWC Golden Ball award as the tournament’s top player, performed well on the pitch and on Twitter.


Check out this chart below that looks at Twitter conversation about Carli Lloyd throughout her incredible first half:

#USA wins the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Two of Lloyd’s goals made the ranking of most discussed moments of the match on Twitter:

#USA wins the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup

As the action played out on the field, here were the top three most mentioned players on Twitter during the match for both teams:

#USA wins the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup

The final attracted Twitter attention from not only everyday Twitter users, but also a wide range of famous fans who celebrated the #USA victory:



A few star athletes couldn’t help but Tweet support for @CarliLloyd after she scored two goals in the first five minutes of the match:


For a complete look at the night on Twitter, check out this collection below featuring a selection of the most entertaining Tweets from the team, players, celebs and more:

Check back tomorrow for a look at how the entire #FIFAWWC played out on Twitter.