United States World Cup superstar Rapinoe wins the Women's Golden Ball

Paris, December 2, 2019 (AFP) - Megan United States World Cup icon He won the Ballon d'Or prize for women at an awards ceremony in Paris on Monday. Rapinoe, 34, succeeds in Norway , the inaugural winner of the women's prize last year, after starring on and off the field when the United States held the World Cup in France in July. It has been an incredible year, Rapinoe said in a recorded video that he could not return to France to pick it up. due to game commitments. I want to greatly thank my teammates, the coaches, the US Football Federation. UU. For all the support that allows me to be who I am and do what I do in the field, but also to be the person I am out of the field. Rapinoe, who plays club football for Reign FC in the United States, added: I'm very sorry I can't be there. I really wanted to mix it with everyone, but I will do my best to get back there. year. Rapinoe was one of four members of the American team that lifted the World Cup to be nominated for the award, along with Tobin Heath , and Alex Morgan .The latter finished in third place for the award organised by magazine France Football and voted for by a panel of 48 journalists. From England , who won the Champions League with Lyon before reaching the semifinals of the World Cup with his country, losing to the United States, was in second place. Rapinoe, meanwhile, was the star of that tournament on and off the field.She won the Golden Boot for top scorer, with six goals, and Golden Ball for best player at the World Cup. Rapinoe scored the opening goal from the penalty spot as the US beat the Netherlands 2-0 in the final to retain their trophy. But the feminist icon also made headlines with its open criticism of the US president. UU. Donald Trump during the tournament and by leading the calls for her team to be paid the same as their male counterparts. as/iwd This story has not been edited by The Times of India and is auto–generated from a syndicated feed we subscribe to.(This story has not been edited by timesofindia.com and is auto–generated from a syndicated feed we subscribe to.)