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17 Of The Most Insane Goals Scored In The 2015 World Cup


1. Kelley O'Hara's perfectly-timed, flying ninja kick for the U.S. against Germany in the 84th minute of the semifinals.

O'Hara โ€“ who came off the bench in the 75th minute โ€“ scored her first international goal with this play, ensuring the win over #1 ranked Germany in the semifinals.

2. Amandine Henry's 30-yard rocket for France against Mexico in group play.

After the game, the France midfielder was also named player of the match... because duh.

3. Lieke Marten's far-post rip for the Netherlands against New Zealand in group play.

22 yards out? No problem.

4. Maren Mjelde's incredibly perfect, free kick for Norway against Germany.

Beckham couldn't have done it better himself.

5. Daniela Montoya's strike to the upper 90 for Colombia against Mexico in the 82nd minute to tie the game.

This was Colombia's first goal ever scored during a World Cup. They made their debut in 2011, disappointedly exiting after group play without a single goal on the board.

6. Sohyun Cho's beautiful header for South Korea against Spain in the 78th minute.

Cho's goal put Korea up 2-1 against Spain, finishing second to Brazil and sending them to the round of 16.

7. Lucy Bronze's insane rip for England against Norway in the 76th minute.

From the penalty arc. Near post. Upper 90. #slay ๐Ÿ™Œ

8. Dzsenifer Marozsan's sliding chip for Germany against Sweden in the round of 16.

Marozsan doesn't even need to be on her feet to put the ball in the back of the net.

9. Carli Lloyd's brilliant header for the U.S. against China PR in the quarterfinals.

Captain "Clutch" Lloyd put the U.S. in the semifinals by deflecting Johnston's beautiful long ball past the keeper in the 51st minute.

10. Kirsten Van De Ven's topcorner slot past the keeper for the Netherlands against Canada in group play.

van de Ven goal #topcorner... *Netherlands 1-1 Canada #WomensWorldCup

Van De Ven's impressive goal tied the game up in the 87th minute โ€“ just in time.

11. Shanshan Wang's header for China PR against New Zealand in the 60th minute.

She lost her defender and then beat the goalie in the air... that's badass Wang.

12. Eugenie Le Sommer's stunning 18-yarder for France against England in group play.

Beating the goalie to the near post from that far out? Daaaaaaammmmnnn.

13. Vicky Losada for Spain against Costa Rica in the 13th minute.

What a turn. And what a shot.

14. Madeleine Ngono Mani's diving header for Cameroon against Switzerland in the 62nd minute.

Mani's goal won Cameroon the game, making them group C's runner-up and the second African team in WWC history to reach the knockout round (Nigeria, 1999.)

15. Abby Wambach's volley for the U.S. against Nigeria, solidifying their #1 spot in group D.

This was the U.S. veteran's, 14th World Cup goal, making her tied with Birgit Prinz (Germany) for second highest scoring player in Women's World Cup history. (Brazil's Marta is number one with 15.)

16. Lisa De Vanna's one-touch lefty for Australia against the U.S. in the Group of Death opener.

So far, Vanna holds the only goal scored against the U.S.'s power house defense in the tournament.

17. Mizuho Sakaguchi's winning goal for Japan against the Netherlands in the round of 16.

Her 18-yard rip secured Japan's advancement to the quarterfinals.

But what are goals without a little celebration?

Not too sure what's happening here. But I like it. ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Watch the U.S. take on Japan in the FIFA 2015 World Cup Final on Sunday, July 5th at 7 p.m. EST.

This post has been edited for clarity.