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FIFA Womens World Cup: This team is really really special- Carli Lloyd, USA midfielder

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143   //    04 Jun 2019, 19:49 IST

Defending champions the United States will arrive at France 2019 hoping to remain on top of the world and claim their fourth title.

The Americans defeated Japan 5-2 in the final at the 2015 World Cup in Canada, with Carli Lloyd scoring a hat trick in a blistering opening 16 minutes.

The current squad includes 12 players who were on that 2015 World Cup team.

The top-ranked Americans have seven wins and two draws since a January 19 loss at France, outscoring opponents 28-8 in the process.

That defeat ended a 28-game unbeaten streak and, while the current run has been largely against lesser opponents, confidence is high.

Jill Ellis' side will round out their tournament preparation with a training camp at Tottenham Hotspurs facility in London.

The U.S. are in Group F at the World Cup and after playing Thailand, they close group play against Chile and Sweden.

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