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Spain Win FIFA Women’s World Cup title by defeating England 1-0
On August 20, 2023, something amazing happened in Spain. They won their first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup title by defeating England 1-0 in an exciting final at the Stadium Australia in Sydney. The player Olga Carmona scored the game’s only goal in the 28th minute after Mariona Caldentey made a fantastic run and pass. Throughout the match, Spain had more control of the ball and created more opportunities, while England had trouble breaking through Spain’s strong defense and testing their goalkeeper, Sandra Coll.
Spain’s Remarkable Journey to the Final
This victory is a big deal because it’s the first time Spain has ever reached the final of this championship. They did well in the earlier matches too. They won all three games in their group, beating Canada, Vietnam, and Brazil. Then they eliminated the champions from the previous year, the USA, in the quarter-finals with a late penalty by Jennifer Hermoso. In the semi-finals, they won against Germany in a penalty shootout after no goals were scored during regular play.
Jorge Vilda, the coach of Spain’s team, said he’s proud of his players. He mentioned that they worked very hard, believed in themselves, and showed great skills. He said they’ve created history for Spanish and women’s football. This is a dream come true for all of them.
Even though England’s coach Sarina Wiegman was disappointed her team lost, she congratulated Spain. She admitted that Spain played better that day and deserved the win. She’s still proud of her players for making it to the final and giving their all.
Record-Breaking Attendance 75,784 people
A lot of people watched the final, both at the stadium and on TV. The Stadium Australia had a record crowd of 75,784 people. Many others watched from around the world. People loved this tournament because the games were really exciting and diverse. This Women’s World Cup was special because it had 32 teams, which is more than before.
When Spain’s captain, Irene Paredes, lifted the trophy, it was a wonderful sight. The team celebrated with confetti, champagne, and hugs. Fans joined in the fun by waving flags and singing songs. They shouted “Campeonas! Campeonas!” which means “Champions! Champions!” The players dedicated their win to their families, friends, and supporters. They also remembered their former teammate Virginia Torrecilla, who had to stop playing soccer because of a brain tumor.
Top Scorer Hermoso Remarkable Performance
One of Spain’s best players, Hermoso, scored seven goals in the tournament, making her the top scorer. She said this was the best day of her life and that she can’t put into words how happy she is. Winning the World Cup with her team is an incredible feeling. She thanked everyone who supported them along the way.
Now that they’re back home, Spain’s heroes will be welcomed by thousands of fans. The government and the royal family will also honor them. They’ll receive the Princess of Asturias Award for Sports, which is a really important prize in Spain.
Spain has made history and becomes the ninth country to win the Women’s World Cup. This achievement has inspired many girls and women to play and enjoy soccer. Congratulations to Spain for this amazing victory!