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The Best Celebration Photos From Last Night’s U.S. Women’s World Cup Win

USA v Japan: Final - FIFA Women's World Cup 2015
Photo: Ronald Martinez/2015 Getty Images

Last night, the U.S. Women’s National Team exploded for four goals in the first 16 minutes of the World Cup final (including three from Carli Lloyd alone) en route to a 5–2 rout of Japan, who’d defeated them on penalty kicks in the final four years ago. It’s the Americans’ first Women’s World Cup win since 1999, and their third overall. The result seemed inevitable for much of the game, but that didn’t make the celebration afterwards any less spirited. Here, some of the best postgame images.

Veteran Abby Wambach, playing in her final World Cup game, celebrates following the final whiste. Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Players celebrate immediately following the game. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images
More celebration after the final whistle. Photo: Andy Clark/AFP/Getty Images
Megan Rapinoe climbs into the stands following the game. Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
An emotional Alex Morgan. Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Wambach kisses her wife after the game. Photo: Elaine Thompson/AP/Corbis
The team hoists the championship trophy. Photo: Wang Lili/Xinhua/Corbis
Photo: Wang Yuguo/Xinhua Press/Corbis
The Best Women’s World Cup Celebration Photos