The United States have won the first IFCPF Women's World Cup ©IFCPF

The United States have become the first winners of the International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football (IFCPF) Women’s World Cup after defeating Australia in the final in Salou.

The US and Australia had established themselves as the best two teams in the competition following an absorbing group stage where they recorded 62 goals between them.

Australia led at half-time thanks to skipper Eloise Northam finishing off an effort in the 23rd minute.

The US responded quickly following the break with Annie Wickett and Jessiyn Kuhmnel handing the Americans the advantage,

Goalkeeper Katelyn Smith scored for Australia for the second time in the tournament by equalising for her country in the 46th minute.

However, Kuhmnel was on hand six minutes later to restore the US’ lead.

Emma Martin added another goal a minute into added time to ensure the US completed the 4-2 victory and claimed the title.

Japan secured the bronze medal earlier in the day, defeating The Netherlands 4-1.

Ohta Mai got Japan off to a flying start with a double inside 11 minutes.

Captain Hamada Miyabi put Japan into a comfortable position making it 3-0 one minute after half-time before Takemura Ayumi scored a fourth in the 37th minute.

Lyan Kas was The Netherlands’ only scorer after she replied inside the same minute.

The next major IFCPF competition is the Club World Cup, which is scheduled to be held in Barcelona between June 2 and 5.