There have been a number of eye-catching moments at the Women’s World Cup, with the USA and the Netherlands preparing to battle it out on Sunday to be crowned champions. From spectacular goals to controversial celebrations, let’s take a look back at some of the best moments from the competition.
Kirby's emotional embrace with Neville
Fran Kirby and England boss Phil Neville were involved in a brilliant moment after their win against Argentina. The game was played on the anniversary of Kirby’s late mother’s birthday and she was overrun with emotion after the full-time whistle.
South Africa win over the fans
South Africa may have been among the first to be eliminated from the tournament, but they certainly won over large sections of supporters throughout the competition. Their passion, exuberance and general happiness did not go unnoticed throughout.
Cuthbert offers Scotland hope
The quality of Erin Cuthbert for Scotland was clear to see and she proved that she can be her country’s real hope going forward. After failing to progress beyond the group stage, there should be a lot of excitement about her development.
Goals, goals and more goals
The USA beat Thailand 13-0 back in the group stages and it was a result that divided opinion. Some were unhappy with the manner of the US’ celebrations, but the quality on show from the US was clear to see as they eased to victory.
Rapinoe stars against France
France met the US in the quarter-finals and they are two heavyweights of the women’s game. Many expected the winner of this clash to go all the way and it was the performance of Megan Rapinoe that helped the latter progress. Two goals from her ensured that the United States would be coming up against England in the semi-finals.
Morgan's tea-drinking celebration
Alex Morgan hit back at her England critics with a brilliant tea-drinking celebration after finding the back of the net against the Lionesses in the semi-finals. Just like against Thailand, some weren’t too impressed but it added to what was a brilliant and thrilling game.
Japan fans do their bit inside the stadium
Japan supporters were pictured doing their bit to help around the stadiums, cleaning up after matches, which made for a generally positive atmosphere at the tournament.
White stepping up to the mark
Phil Neville challenged Ellen White to become the lethal and clinical striker that he believes she can be and the Manchester City forward has done just that with six goals to her name so far.
Endler's incredible performance against the USA
Christiane Endler may have conceded three times against the USA, but she still managed to pull off several incredible saves. She earned rave reviews for her performance, and in truth, the scoreline would have been much bigger without her.
Vivianne Miedema breaks history
The Arsenal striker wrote her name into the history books after becoming the all-time top scorer for the Netherlands women’s team. Two goals against Cameroon earlier in the tournament saw her break the record.