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Women's Football: US Clinches four nations tournament


The defending champion United States has clinched the Four Nations women's soccer tournament title for a record fifth time with a 2-0 victory over host-China.

Lori Chalupny and Natasha Kai scored for the United States in Tuesday's final in Guangzhou. Chalupny's goal came on a soaring 20-meter shot in first half injury time, while Kai added the insurance strike in the 56th minute.

In Tuesday's early game, Germany and England played to a scoreless draw (0-0).

The Americans had one win and two draws to top the standings with five points. China placed second with four, while Germany had three points in third place. England took last place with two points.

The four-team tournament is a warm-up for the Women's World Cup in China this September 10 - 30.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

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