World reacts to US win over Japan in World Cup final

Political and sporting leaders took to social media to express their thoughts on Sunday's women's World Cup final between the United States and Japan in Vancouver.

The Americans won the match 5-2 to clinch the title for the first time, with Carli Lloyd scoring three of her team's goals.

"What a win for Team USA! Great game @CarliLloyd! Your country is so proud of all of you. Come visit the White House with the World Cup soon."

"Japan's Nadeshiko were runner's up for Women's World Cup. They went to the final two consecutive times and they united to play hard till the end. They gave courage to the Japanese people." - Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

"A #FIFAWWC hat-trick for the #USA. Congratulations on becoming the 1st team to win 3 Women's World Cups."

"Here's to fearless women chasing their goals. Congratulations, Team #USA!"

"Fitting end to 4th of July weekend. Congrats @CarliLloyd and #USWNT on their 3rd World Cup title!"

"Love watching history being made. There is nothing like it. Go USA!"

"Way to go @ussoccer_wnt !!! World Cup champs!! #USA."

"My Goodness!! #Magisterial @CarliLloyd."

"Amazing performance #USWNT !! Congrats Jill and the entire team!! WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!"

"Well done #JPN! We are proud of what you achieved at the #FIFAWWC."

"Am so proud of you, Nadeshiko. Entire nation is, again, encouraged by your earnest effort. Thank you, #FIFAWWC15Final."

"They always provide a dream. The fact that they got to the final shows how strong they are. We (the men) must learn from them." - Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki.

"Congrats ladies! Proud of you aboard @Space_Station."