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Women’s World Cup: Alex Morgan superbly explains why all 13 goals counted in that historic match

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“For us, with the scoreline tonight, we have to look at the group stage as every goal counts and it was important for us to continue to go,” she said in a post-match press conference.

“I think for these 24 teams it’s a great opportunity for women to showcase what they’ve worked for their entire life towards. not every federation gives the same financial effort to their women’s side and that’s unfortunate, but I hope that this World Cup, it being the largest audience of a World Cup thus far, especially in countries in England and in the host country here.

“It’s great to see quality games and quality teams and my hope is eventually we have it at 32 teams moving forward, but also that encourages FIFA and respected federations to put a little more effort into their women’s side.”