While the World Cup continues half a world away — without, of course, the American men's team which failed to qualify — it's worth remembering that today, exactly 19 years ago on July 10, 1999, the women's national team took the World Cup title in front of a packed Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California. After finishing extra time tied 0-0, Mia Hamm, Briana Scurry, Brandi Chastain and company defeated China in the final after winning the penalty shootout 5-4. Here, a look back at the tribulations, the triumph, and the world's most famous sports bra.ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images SHE ROARS Elsa/Getty Images STAR PERFORMER
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