Spain claims its first Women’s World Cup trophy , beats England 1-0 in the final.
Spain beat England 1-0 on Sunday to win its first Women’s World Cup title, less than a year after a player revolt. Olga Carmona scored the only goal of the game in the first half.
At the Accor Stadium in Sydney on Sydney, Spain clinched a nail-biting victory over England in the final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 with a score of 1-0. The goal scored in the first half by Spanish captain Olga Carmona proved to be the game-changer as it allowed her team to maintain their lead. In the meantime, England got the closest during the first half when Lauren Hemp had a shot that was blocked by the woodwork. Spain’s first World Cup championship was clinched as a result of the triumph as well.
The decisive chain of events started when England righted its wrongs. Lucy Bronze lost possession of the ball after racing into a sea of red jerseys in the middle of the field. The ball was controlled by Teresa Abelleira, who swiftly fired a diagonal cross to Mariona Caldentey.
Caldentey, in turn, passed the ball to left defender Carmona, who was overlapping.
Carmona took advantage of the fact that Bronze was out of position to find space behind England central defender Jess Carter and blasted a first-time shot with her left foot that went just beyond the outstretched hand of Lionesses goalkeeper Mary Earps and into the bottom corner of the net.
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The shot taken by Carmona was deserving of being the decisive one in the tournament. The fact that it was a goal scored by the entire squad was appropriate for a group that bases its play on passing and maximizing possession.