Spain has got their first Women’s World Cup title in a 1-0 win against England at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup final in Sydney.
The victory was won with the history making goal in the first half from Olga Carmona over the weekend, Sunday August 20.
Jennifer Hermoso’s penalty was saved by Mary Earps, but the goal from Olga Carmona had done the job of bringing Spain the championship for the first time.
Spain had in the past never made it over the Round of 16, but this time had won against Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden bringing them to the finals.
Spain’s La Roja took control from the beginning of the game, but the English Lionesses made an early effort but missed as the ball hit the bar.
La Roja expertly controlled the game from kick-off, nullifying any attacking threats from the Lionesses.
England’s goalkeeper Mary Earps’ earlier penalty save in the 17th minute was an incredible gift to England, or Olga Carmona’s smashing goal, half-hour into the game would have meant a 2nd goal to Spain.
Despite England’s two changes at half time, of Lauren James and Chloe Kelly for Alessia Russo and Rachel Daly, the English team still were unable to dent the Spanish defence.
A 65th minute handball from Keira Walsh was another chance for Spain’s La Roja to gain another goal from penalty., but Earps again deprived Hermoso of the shot.
Buoyed by the English goalkeeper’s saves, James and Kelly push to even the score was met with strong defense by the Spanish line-up.
Spain’s players showed with confidence how ready they were to claim their due on the world stage and make their nation proud.