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Women's World Cup final sets record for viewership in US

US victory is watched by 25.4m viewers on Fox - a record for any football game on English-language TV

The US team celebrating after winning the Women's World Cup against Japan at BC Place Stadium on July 5 in Vancouver. The audience for the match exceeded those for the recent NBA finals and for last year's World Series.

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THE United States' 5-2 victory over Japan in the Women's World Cup final was seen by 25.4 million viewers on Fox - a record for any football game, men's or women's, shown on English-language television in the United States.

With nearly 1.3 million viewers watching on