Spain vs England 1-0 : Olga Carmona’s Goal Lifts Spain To Historic Women’s World Cup Win for the First Time

Spain vs England 1-0 : Spain Historic Women's World Cup Win
Pic Credit : FIFA Women’s World Cup Twitter

In a thrilling 2023 Women’s World Cup final, Spain defeated England 1-0 and becoming the fifth team to lift the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Captain Olga Carmona opened the scoring in the 29th minutes, while England’s goalkeeper Mary Earps denied Jennifer Hermoso’s spot kick in the second half.

England were pretty shaken up after the goal, and they weren’t able to stay in the first half of the game. But, they tried their best to fight back as they got more confident in the second half, after a pretty lackluster first half. But Spain managed to stay ahead and become just the fifth team to ever win the World Cup.

From the very beginning of the match, it was clear that this was going to be a even match as both teams wanted to attack each other and take advantage of the spaces behind the opposing backlines.

England captain Millie Bright shares her views post-match: “It’s hard. They are a fantastic team. We weren’t at our best in the first half. In the second half we put the fight in. We just couldn’t finish it today. This is the hard part of football.”

“Against a team like this where you need to get momentum, it is incredibly difficult. We did have our chances. Keeping them to one [goal] was good. To come this far and to make a World Cup final, not many players get this far,” she said.

“Emotions are high. Huge amount of disappointment. We failed. In a couple of weeks when it settles in we will be really proud.

“We had a lot of critics at the start of the tournament. We bounced back. To be able to stand here today is special.”

And there we have it. After an exhausting month-long competition featuring the best players in the world, Spain become the fifth country to win the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Leading the way for La Roja was Golden Ball Award winner Bonmati who scored three goals and added two assists in the course of the season.

The team also discovered a remarkable talent in Paralluela, who, at the age of 19, has the potential to become a formidable force in the future.

Starting lineups:

Spain starting lineup: 23. Coll (GK) — 2. Batlle, 4. Paredes, 14. Codina (Andres 73′), 19. Carmona — 6. Bonmati, 3. Abelleira, 10. Hermoso — 8. Caldentey (Putellas 90′), 18. Paralluelo, 17. Redondo (Hernandez 60′)

England starting lineup: 1. Earps (GK) — 16. Carter, 6. Bright, 5, Greenwood — 2. Bronze, 8. Stanway, 4. Walsh, 9. Daly (James 46′) — 10. Toone (England 87′)— 23. Russo (Kelly 46′), 11. Hemp

Spain vs England Final Score

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Goal :

At 29th minute Captain Olga Carmona breaks the deadlock to put Spain ahead!

Spain pick up the ball at the halfway line, with Caldentey finding Carmona on her left side inside the box.

She places a lovely shot along the grass to the far post bottom corner to send Spanish fans into ecstasy.

They thoroughly deserved this goal, and England will now have their work cut out to get back into this match.

29 mins: Spain 1-0 England

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