In a historic victory, Spain triumphed over England in the finals of the Women’s FIFA World Cup 2023 with a 1-0 scoreline. The momentous win marked Spain’s maiden title in the Women’s FIFA World Cup. The decisive goal came in the first half, orchestrated by Real Madrid player Olga Carmona from the left wing.
Her resolute strike found the net, dumping the efforts of England’s goalkeeper, Mary Earps. Carmona showcased her scoring prowess by finding the back of the net in consecutive World Cup matches for Spain. In this World Cup, the Spanish team displayed an impressive performance, tallying a tournament-best 18 goals.
Spain’s journey to the title was not without challenges. Midway through the game, they were awarded a penalty due to a handball by midfielder Keira Walsh. However, England’s goalkeeper Mary Earps exhibited her agility by making a diving save to deny Jennifer Hermoso’s spot kick. Despite England coach Sarina Wiegman’s strategic substitutions, including introducing forward Lauren James, Spain managed to hold on to their lead and secure their historic victory.
Spain etched history by winning both men’s and women’s World Cup
This triumph etched Spain’s name in history as they became only the second nation to win both the men’s and women’s World Cup titles. The other team is Germany, which won the men’s world cup in 1954, 1974, 1990, and 2014. Meanwhile, their women’s team won the World Cup in 2023. The victory was a testament to Spain’s dedication and skill, marking a significant milestone in their football journey.
Meanwhile, Japan striker Hinata Miyazawa won the Golden Boot award for her five goals in the tournament. It’s worth noting that Japan was knocked out by Sweden in the quarterfinals. On the other hand, Spain’s Aitana Bonmati and Salma Paralluelo won the Best Player of the Tournament and Best Young Player awards, respectively. For her amazing performance, England’s goalkeeper Mary Earps won the Golden Glove award. The celebrations would last long today in the host country, Australia.