FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: Olga Carmona's strike earned the maiden World Cup title for La Roja

Spain Women's Team lifts their maiden World Cup title after defeating England by 1-0 in the Final of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023.

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Spain have won the Women's World Cup 2023 after defeating England by 1-0 in the Sydney Olympic Stadium. La Roja claims their first World Cup title while the Lionesses' run ends with heartbreak. Captain Olga Carmona emerged as La Roja's history-making sensation with a brilliant strike that secured the team's first major title. The Spanish players created better chances and capitalize on that. England had some moments but couldn't reach their full potential. The Lionesses were the favourites on paper but La Roja showed their mentality and gameplan and they stick to it to grind out the result. Read the Match Report of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 Final between Spain and England and share your thoughts in the comments.

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FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: Spain vs England - Lineups

Spain Women's National Football Team:

  • Starting XI: Coll (GK), Batlle, Paredes, Codina, Carmona, Abelleira, Bonmati, Hermoso, Redondo, Caldentey, Paralluelo
  • Substitutes: Misa Rodriguez, Ivana Andres (s 73'), Irene Guerrero, Esther Gonzalez, Alexia Putellas (s 90'), Oihane Hernandez (s 60'), Eva Navarro, Maria Perez, Rocio Galvez, Claudia Zornoza, Athenea del CastilloEnith Salon

FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 Final: Player of the Match

Olga Carmona (Spain)

England Women's National Football Team:

  • Starting XI: Earps, Bronze, Walsh, Greenwood, Bright, Stanway, Daly, Toone, Hemp, Carter, Russo
  • Substitutes: Hannah Hampton, Niamh Charles, Lauren James (s 46'), Jordan Nobbs, Lotte Wubben-Moy, Esme Morgan, Laura Coombs, Chloe Kelly (s 46'), Bethany England (s 87'), Katie Zelem, Katie Robinson, Ellie Roebuck

FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: Spain vs England - Match Report

First half:

The Spanish created better chances throughout the match. England didn't have a dull start but they slowly started to fade away from the game. England registered the first effort when Lauren Hemp crashed a left-foot shot against the bar. La Roja always looked dangerous, particularly in wide areas. Spain continued to grow in confidence, and in the 29th minute, they broke the deadlock with a beautifully constructed goal by the skipper, Olga Carmona.

The Spanish midfield combined intelligently and speedily to work the ball into the space Bronze failed to cover. Mariona Caldentey then provided a perfectly weighted pass into the feet of Carmona, who obliged with an equally flawless first-time finish. Earps has been brilliant throughout the competition but she couldn't help but concede the shot. It was not like Spain just somehow scored a goal. It was well-planned and structured, and they totally deserved it.

Second half:

Sarina Wiegman clearly wasn't happy with her team's performance and reacted with a double substitution at the interval. She brought Lauren James and Chloe Kelly. Spain were well-structured throughout the game and it annoyed the English players.

Keira Walsh's handball was penalised with the awarding of a penalty following a VAR review. Jenni Hermoso struck her left-foot kick brilliantly but Earps guessed it right. She was able to hold the shot and kept the hopes alive for the Lionesses.

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Earps saved the spot kick
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England did like nothing as their fans were hoping after the penalty save. The European champions rarely looked like forcing their way back into this final. Spain remained comfortable and composed throughout the remainder of the match and emerged as impressive and worthy champions.

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"I am on the air right now, I don't have the words. I am so proud, we had a great tournament. Everyone knew the goal, everyone is competitive, everyone is strong mentally. We have been working a lot years for this moment."

- Aitana Bonmati

"I thought we got momentum but then the penalty and injury with Greenwood . Overall I think Spain were a little better than us today. Congratulations to Spain. Of course, it feels bad now, you are disappointed. You want to win, then you lose but what we have done and how we have shown ourselves, overcoming so many challenges, we can be so proud of ourselves though it doesn't feel like that at the moment."

- England manager Sarina Wiegman

Key Stat:

  • Having won the FIFA U-17 and U-20 Women's World Cup last year, Spain have become the first nation to hold all three global titles simultaneously. Salma Paralluelo is the first player to win all three of these FIFA competitions.
  • Spain becomes the second nation in history to win both the Women's and Men's FIFA World Cup.

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