Spain Stuns Sweden 2-1 in Semi-final, Reaches World Cup Finals

Spain pulled off a stunning upset against Sweden, winning 2-1 in the semi-final of the 2023 Women’s World Cup to reach their first ever final.

Spain Stuns Sweden 2-1 in Semi-final, Reaches World Cup Finals
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The match was a close affair throughout, with both teams creating chances. However, it was Spain who took the lead in the 81st minute through Salma Paralluelo. Sweden equalized through Rebecka Blomqvist seven minutes (88th minutes) later, but Spain won the game in the final minute of actual play time when Olga Carmona scored the winning goal at 89th minute just before the start of stoppage time.

The Vilda players had already removed any doubts surrounding their qualification credentials prior to the 89th minute, when Carmona’s goal deflected off of Musovic’s underside of the crossbar and sealed the result with a smart dead-ball trickery that also saw Vilda defeat Sweden on their own field.

The victory is a major achievement for Spain, who have never previously reached the final of the World Cup. They will now face the winner of the other semi-final between Australia and England in the final on Sunday.

The match was held at Auckland’s Eden Park in New Zealand, and the stadium was packed with 43,000 fans awaiting the thrilling conclusion of the match.

Spain’s victory was a major surprise, as Sweden were the favorites to win the match. However, Spain showed great determination and resilience, and they were ultimately the better team on the day.

The win is a major boost for Spanish women’s football, and it will give the team a lot of confidence going into the final. They will be hoping to make history and become the first Spanish team to win the World Cup.


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