It's a party in the USA! Victorious US let their hair down at a post-match victory bash after winning their fourth Women's World Cup but the rest of the world brands them 'smug and arrogant' as they proclaim their own 'greatness'

USA may have won the Women's World Cup, but the nation appears to be the only one celebrating the victory as the team comes under renewed criticism for its 'arrogance' following booze-fuelled revelry.
Having defeated The Netherlands 2-0, the players were seen jumping around the dressing room and spraying each other with bottles of champagne.
Videos taken by players and support staff show captain Megan Rapinoe being greeted with cheers and applause by her teammates. 
Later, the medal-clad team emerged from the stadium to an ecstatic crowd singing Queen's hit 'We Are The Champions,' each carrying a bottle of champagne and roaring sparkler.
As Rapinoe climbed on top of a table to spray fans and teammates with champagne, Goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris could be heard yelling 'You know we came to mother-f***ing party.'
The US team's behaviour has caused a backlash on social media, with people claiming the team is not 'likeable' and branding them 'arrogant' and 'smug'.

Megan Rapinoe (left) celebrates her team's historic win
O'hara (above) and other seen taking large gulps of victory, after beating the Netherlands 2-0
Megan Rapinoe (left) celebrates her team's historic win, while Kelley O'hara (right) enjoys a bottle of beer after beating the Netherlands 2-0
Team USA gleefully celebrate in the locker room, having just beaten the Netherlands 2-0 in the finals - to be crowned World Cup champions
Team USA gleefully celebrate in the locker room, having just beaten the Netherlands 2-0 in the finals - to be crowned World Cup champions
Rapinoe can be seen shaking and spraying teammates and other spectators with champagne during the celebrations
The crowd cheers and yells with glee as the captain Rapinoe sprays them with champagne
Rapinoe can be seen shaking and spraying teammates and other spectators with champagne during the celebrations 
Captain Megan Rapinoe can be seen drinking from a champagne bottle poured by someone nearby, while others ecstatically danced around
Captain Megan Rapinoe can be seen drinking from a champagne bottle poured by someone nearby, while others ecstatically danced around
Player Kelley O'hara seen dancing on the table to relish the win of the Netherlands. This is Team USA's fourth World Cup win, the second in a row
Player Kelley O'hara seen dancing on the table to relish the win of the Netherlands. This is Team USA's fourth World Cup win, the second in a row
Victory selfie: Alex Morgan and Mallory Pugh take photographs to commemorate becoming World Cup winners, amid dancing and drinking in the background
Victory selfie: Alex Morgan and Mallory Pugh take photographs to commemorate becoming World Cup winners, amid dancing and drinking in the background
The USA players celebrate with the FIFA Women's World Cup Trophy in the dressing room following their team's victory against the Netherlands. They wore ski masks, which was reportedly to keep the celebratory champagne out of their eyes
The USA players celebrate with the FIFA Women's World Cup Trophy in the dressing room following their team's victory against the Netherlands. They wore ski masks, which was reportedly to keep the celebratory champagne out of their eyes 
The team had been confident throughout the competition, but for many across the world it has been seen as arrogance. 
An Englishman commented: 'Dominant. From beginning to end. ???????????? are you really kidding me? how arrogant can 'you' be? congratz for the winning but do not talk bullc**p here.'
And others quickly took to Twitter to publicly criticise the world champions.
Laura from Holland put: 'Rapinoe ruined it for me with her arrogance towards Sari, sorry. Why do Americans always have to go the arrogance route? This is why the world sees you as arrogant - because you are.'
While another Twitter user said: 'A little humility wouldn't hurt.' 
Despite the negativity that followed them throughout the tournament, the Americans went on to win their record fourth Women's World Cup title and second in a row, beating the Netherlands 2-0 when Megan Rapinoe converted a penalty in the second half and Rose Lavelle added another.
Julie Ertz of the Team USA celebrates with two champagne bottles, following the team being sprayed with alcohol, streamers and confetti
Julie Ertz of the Team USA celebrates with two champagne bottles, following the team being sprayed with alcohol, streamers and confetti
Biting onto the medals for winning the cup Ashlyn Harris (left) and Rapinoe (right) party on into the night. In a post sharing the picture above, Rapinoe states 'I don't need no caption'
Biting onto the medals for winning the cup Ashlyn Harris (left) and Rapinoe (right) party on into the night. In a post sharing the picture above, Rapinoe states 'I don't need no caption' 
Another unhappy Dutch fan wrote: 'If it was literally any other country I could accept losing, but I can't stand the thought of those smug arrogant Americans winning.'
Another posted: 'Too smug. I always hated loud mouth people. They are good but your play should speak for you. the political bullc**p and the stupid gloating after goals just makes people think that they are just more 'stupid Americans.'
Gordon Robertson from Nottingham said: 'A great tournament but the USA has definitely harmed the women's game that is not how you conduct yourself on the world stage but well done to all the other nations.'
An Ajax fan from Holland put: 'It's called football. Only arrogant Americans, who think they're the only country in the world that matters, call it 'soccer'.'
And a Spanish women named only as Estelle added: 'Americans keep their image of being arrogant people well done you.'
Yet some weighed up the team's confidence against their high-quality performances.
US women's team returns to hotel after World Cup victory
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After emerging from the locker rooms, Team USA continued to celebrate to the song 'We Are The Champions' by Queen
Teammates carried a champagne bottle with a sparkler in hand, while continuing the celebrations
After emerging from the locker rooms, Team USA continued to celebrate to the song 'We Are The Champions' by Queen - each with a champagne bottle and sparkler in hand
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One man commented: 'The American women are brash, confident, some would say 'arrogant' but they have an indomitable winning mentality and jeezo can they back up the banter.'
The Americans opened the tournament with a record 13-0 rout of lowly Thailand, triggering debate over whether the celebrations after each goal were excessive. 
Morgan responded the next match by following a goal with a polite golf clap. Then she stirred it up again when she scored against England with a tea sip, pinkie outstretched.
There was also controversy before the match, as Lionesses coach Phil Neville discovered US women's team staffers scoping his team's hotel. 
A pair of US staffers visited the Fourvière Hotel, which is close to the old town, while England was out at a practice.
The England-born US coach Jill Ellis insisted it was a sign of good preparation rather than arrogance, because the Americans were considering using that hotel if they advanced to the final.
But Neville claimed it was bad etiquette to scout the hotel before winning the semi-final.
'It's important that our team has confidence,' Ellis said. 'I don't think in any way this is an arrogant team.'
Morgan's celebration (pictured) last night was slammed as 'disrespectful' as it appeared to mock English people's love of tea
Morgan's celebration (pictured) last night was slammed as 'disrespectful' as it appeared to mock English people's love of tea 
After weeks of uproar over its sportsmanship and elaborate goal celebrations, the United States women's soccer team has won its fourth World Cup with a 2-0 win over the Netherlands in Lyon, France. 'We're crazy,' captain Megan Rapinoe said after the U.S. won its second consecutive World Cup title. 'That's what makes us special
After weeks of uproar over its sportsmanship and elaborate goal celebrations, the United States women's soccer team has won its fourth World Cup with a 2-0 win over the Netherlands in Lyon, France. 'We're crazy,' captain Megan Rapinoe said after the U.S. won its second consecutive World Cup title. 'That's what makes us special
Ali Krieger said in June that the strength in depth available to Ellis means that the US actually have the best team on the planet and also the second best team. 
But it was Morgan who became a highly polarising figure for celebrating the go-ahead goal against England in the semi-final by pretending to drink a cup of tea with her pinky upright - something many saw as being disrespectful to the English.
But nobody generated more controversy than Rapinoe.
The US captain has made headlines off the field during the World Cup, most notably, when a previously recorded interview with Eight by Eight magazine showed her declaring she would not 'go to the f***ing White House' if the Americans win the tournament.
She has also refused to sing the national anthem before games after previously kneeling in protest in 2016.
The US Soccer federation has since implemented a rule requiring players to stand, and Rapinoe has complied.
Rapinoe did not sing the national anthem before Sunday's game.
The self-described 'walking protest' to President Donald Trump has also made headlines on the field, where she scored five goals before sitting out the semi-final win over England with a hamstring injury.
'I'm like a kid in the candy story right now,' Rapinoe said. 'This is the absolute best stage. I already feel more anxious and more nervous than in any of the other games.'
It's a party in the USA! Victorious US let their hair down at a post-match victory bash after winning their fourth Women's World Cup but the rest of the world brands them 'smug and arrogant' as they proclaim their own 'greatness' It's a party in the USA! Victorious US let their hair down at a post-match victory bash after winning their fourth Women's World Cup but the rest of the world brands them 'smug and arrogant' as they proclaim their own 'greatness' Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 07:59 Rating: 5

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