Megan Rapinoe wins Golden Ball, Golden Boot at Women's World Cup
CGTN Photo by Li Yueyun

CGTN Photo by Li Yueyun

Second-half goals from Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle in 2019 Women's World Cup final confirmed the Team USA as the leading side in the women's game.

Rapinoe, who scored six goals and made three assists from her five appearances in France, bagged both the Golden Ball and Golden Boot awards.

The 34-year-old fended off teammate Alex Morgan with fewer minutes playing in the tournament, becoming only the second American woman to win the Golden Boot award as the tournament's top scorer.

Before Rapinoe, Michelle Akers was the only American to win the Golden Boot in 1999.

"I feel like I'm a mother watching all my little kids be so successful," Rapinoe said ahead of the final, as she paid tribute to her teammates.

"She is the best teammate someone could ask for. She had an incredible tournament and is so deserving of the Golden Boot and the Golden Ball," said Morgan.

England's Ellen White ranked third in the race for the top scorer award after scoring the same number of goals as the American duo.

Netherlands goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal was awarded the Golden Glove as Germany midfielder Giulia Gwinn was chosen to be awarded the FIFA Young Player.

Host France named FIFA Fair Play Award while they were knocked out by the champions the United States 2-1 in the quarterfinals.