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France: US and Dutch fans in high spirits ahead of WWC final in Lyon02:55

France: US and Dutch fans in high spirits ahead of WWC final in Lyon

France, Lyon
July 7, 2019 at 16:16 GMT -00:00 · Published

Cheerful Dutch and American fans warm up ahead of the FIFA 2019 Women’s World Cup final clash between the two teams in Lyon on Sunday.

Dutch fans held a fan event in Place Antonin Poncet, in the city centre and American Outlaws fans group organised a get-together in a bar as well. Crowds of excited fans could also be seen waiting in long lines to get the tram to the stadium, where they arrived singing and cheering.

One American fan, who had dyed her hair pink inspired by star USA team captain Megan Rapinoe, spoke about the player, saying “I like Megan Rapinoe because she stands for what she believes in and I agree with her, I believe America has a big racism problem and somebody with her platform should be able to speak up about it without repercussions.”

The USA team are the reigning World Cup champions while Dutch team won the Women's Euro in 2017.

France: US and Dutch fans in high spirits ahead of WWC final in Lyon02:55
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Cheerful Dutch and American fans warm up ahead of the FIFA 2019 Women’s World Cup final clash between the two teams in Lyon on Sunday.

Dutch fans held a fan event in Place Antonin Poncet, in the city centre and American Outlaws fans group organised a get-together in a bar as well. Crowds of excited fans could also be seen waiting in long lines to get the tram to the stadium, where they arrived singing and cheering.

One American fan, who had dyed her hair pink inspired by star USA team captain Megan Rapinoe, spoke about the player, saying “I like Megan Rapinoe because she stands for what she believes in and I agree with her, I believe America has a big racism problem and somebody with her platform should be able to speak up about it without repercussions.”

The USA team are the reigning World Cup champions while Dutch team won the Women's Euro in 2017.

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