United States forward Abby Wambach (20) celebrates with her wife Sarah Huffman after defeating Japan in the final of the FIFA 2015 Women's World Cup at BC Place Stadium. United States won 5-2. 
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Social media explodes after US women’s World Cup win

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Social media erupted with excitement Sunday night as the United States beat Japan to take home a 5-2 victory in the Women’s World Cup final, the first time the U.S. has won since 1999. From President Obama to Beyoncé, the Internet was in a celebratory mood after the women’s win. 

On Google, interest in the women’s World Cup rose in every state in the U.S. as the nation went into Sunday night’s match. According to Google, the top questions users were searching on Google on the Women’s World Cup in the 24 hours before the final match were:

  1. What channel is the Women’s World Cup on?
  2. Where is the Women’s World Cup?
  3. How old is Abby Wambach?
  4. When is the Women’s World Cup?
  5. What is the point spread in each Women’s World Cup game?

And the top players being searched for on Google in the same period were:

  1. Hope Solo, USA
  2. Alex Morgan, USA
  3. Abby Wambach, USA
  4. Megan Rapinoe, USA
  5. Nahomi Kawasumi, Japan

When the U.S. won, star player Abby Wambach immediately rushed to the stands to kiss her wife, who she married in 2013. The moment, captured on video, quickly became the viral moment of the evening. A Vine post showing their joyful reaction to the win currently has been viewed over 2.3 million times. 

Check out more of the most notable reactions on social media below. 

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Social media explodes after US women's World Cup win

Updated