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US women's under-20 team win Cup

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The US women's under-20 team lift the World Cup.
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The United States won the women's under-20 World Cup on Saturday after Kealia Ohai scored late in the first half to secure a 1-0 win over defending champion Germany in the final.

Crystal Dunn beat a German defender in the area and squared a pass to Ohai, who sent a right-foot shot over goalkeeper Laura Benkarth in the 44th minute.

Ohai's goal was the first given up by Germany in the tournament. The two teams met in the group stage, with Germany winning 3-0 on Aug. 27 in Miyagi.

Germany pressed forward for an equalizer after the break but the Americans defended staunchly to protect the lead. Leonie Maier rattled the crossbar from distance in the 72nd and came close again with a long-range shot in the final minute, but U.S. goalkeeper Bryane Heaberlin made a good save.

The U.S. also won this tournament in 2002 and 2008. Germany won in 2004 and 2010.

Earlier Saturday, Japan got goals from Yoko Tanaka and Asuka Nishikawa to beat Nigeria 2-1 and take third place. Desire Oparanozie scored for Nigeria.

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