FIFA World Cup: USA win - that is how Megan Rapinoe, Donald Trump and others react
What a triumph! The Americans have won the FIFA World Cup in France, defeating the Netherlands 2-0, taking their fourth World Cup title after 1991, 1999 and 2015. "Congratulations to the US women's football team for winning the World Cup!" Wrote the American president Donald Trump on Twitter (learn more about his quarrel with US football star Megan Rapinoe here). It was a "great and exciting" game. "America is proud of you all!"
Also Trump's predecessor Barack Obama congratulated the "record breakers" on Twitter. "An incredible team that is always pushing itself - and the rest of us - to get even better." He loves this team. Obama's predecessor Bill Clinton released a 20-year-old photo with the then US team before kick-off of the World Cup final. After the final whistle, he congratulated the World Champions, he was very proud of them, he wrote.
The US secret service was also proud CIA, It was an exciting match against the outstanding Dutch women.
The President of the host country France, Emmanuel Macron, congratulated the US players as well. "Our Blues did not win, but we all celebrate the success of this great World Cup that France is proud to organize," he wrote on Twitter. The French Football Federation, but also the citizens of the venues Lyon, Paris, Nice, Rennes, Montpellier, Le Havre, Valenciennes, Reims and Grenoble would have shown the most beautiful face of France.
Video: The highlights of the World Cup Final
"The level of women's football has risen a lot since the last World Cup, it was a big challenge and the Netherlands made it very difficult for us, so I am incredibly proud of my team," said US coach Jill Ellis at a press conference - when her phone suddenly rang loudly. "That's probably my mother," she said, looking at the display and pushing the conversation away. "It's my mother, but I do not have time to chat with her right now, she'll be pissed off," the 52-year-old said amid the laughter of the international press.
Megan Rapinoe scored one of the two goals in the final, and was honored to be the World Cup's best player and top scorer. "Megan is born for such success, we need such players and role models," said coach Ellis. Rapinoe herself said she was particularly proud of the young players: "It was very difficult to win the title again, we had a lot of pressure and lots of close matches too."
The US women had not waited for their moment, wrote "Washington Post" columnist Sally Jenkins, "They demanded it, and that is true power." US presenter Ellen DeGeneres turned to the players via Twitter explainedThey are always welcome in their show. "I'm so happy, these women are the best of what our country stands for."
Tennis Star Serena Williams wrote that she was happy with every single player and was proud. She retweeted the message from her former colleague Billie Jean King"These athletes have given women's sport more attention, support and pride than any other team in history."