In the thrilling final of the Women’s World Cup 2023, Spain emerged victorious against England with a narrow 1-0 triumph on Sunday. The defining moment came through a resounding strike from Olga Carmona, positioned on the left wing. Her shot eluded the vigilant grasp of England’s goalkeeper Mary Earps, finding the net in the first half. It’s noteworthy that Carmona, functioning as a left-back, displayed her scoring prowess by registering goals in consecutive World Cup matches for Spain. Remarkably, Spain’s collective effort in this tournament has yielded a remarkable total of 18 goals.
The momentum shifted as Spain was granted a penalty shortly after the hour mark, attributed to a handball by midfielder Keira Walsh of England. A moment of brilliance ensued as goalkeeper Mary Earps defied expectations, saving Jennifer Hermoso’s spot kick with a skillful dive to her left. England’s coach Sarina Wiegman strategically reshuffled her lineup, introducing forward Lauren James among other changes. Despite their concerted efforts, England fell short of equalizing the score. Spain valiantly held onto their lead, securing their first major championship in an exhilarating clash that will undoubtedly etch itself into history.
Spain win maiden World Cup!
Spain secured their first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup championship title. This victory comes less than a year after a widely-discussed player protest. Olga Carmona’s decisive first-half goal led Spain to a triumphant 1-0 win over England.
The final has been absolutely intense! With 13 minutes of added time, Spain displayed remarkable composure in defense, denying England any clear goal-scoring opportunities. Jorge Vilda’s squad has triumphed over numerous off-field challenges and showcased exceptional performance throughout the tournament.
Salma Paralluelo wins Best Young Player!
Salma Paralluelo seized global attention during this tournament and her efforts didn’t go unnoticed. At just 19 years old, she was rightfully honored with the Young Player of the Tournament award, reflecting her remarkable debut performance for Spain. Her standout moment came with a 111th-minute winning goal against the Netherlands, propelling Spain into the semi-finals.
▪️ U17 World Cup champion (2018)— B/R Football (@brfootball) August 20, 2023
▪️ U20 World Cup champion (2022)
▪️ World Cup champion (2023)
▪️ WWC Best Young Player (2023)
The future is bright for 19-year-old Salma Paralluelo 🌟 pic.twitter.com/ZesdgiexPM
Mary Earps wins the Golden Glove!
Mary Earps of England has been rightfully honored as the standout goalkeeper of the 2023 Women’s World Cup, earning the prestigious Golden Glove award. The 30-year-old Manchester United player showcased her exceptional skills by saving a crucial penalty from Spain’s Jenni Hermoso in the final match, despite England’s 1-0 loss. Throughout the tournament, Earps exhibited her talent consistently across all seven of England’s matches, conceding only four goals.
Mary Earps will go down as an England legend 🧤 pic.twitter.com/aDCdbifbmU— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) August 20, 2023
Japan’s Hinata Miyazawa wins the Golden Boot for scoring 5 goals
Miyazawa rightfully earned the prestigious Golden Boot award by showcasing exceptional performance in the tournament, netting an impressive 5 goals and contributing one assist. The Japanese player’s remarkable achievement included a prolific performance during the group stages, where she scored four times. Notably, she recorded two goals in Japan’s convincing 5-0 victory over Zambia and replicated the feat in their resounding 4-0 triumph against the eventual world champions, Spain.
The celebrations begin for La Roja!
A wave of jubilation swept through Spain as La Roja emerged triumphant in the Women’s World Cup on Sunday. Many heeded the call of coach Jorge Vilda to pour into the streets and revel in the celebrations, marking Spain’s first significant soccer championship in over a decade.
Olga Carmona, the hero of La Roja! 🇪🇸🏆— FIFA Women's World Cup (@FIFAWWC) August 20, 2023
The second-youngest captain in #FIFAWWC final history has done it again. From her late heroics against Sweden to netting the only goal of the final. 🔥
First-ever #FIFAWWC title secured for Spain. #SpotlightOfTheDay earned.@Budweiser pic.twitter.com/kCj95br0FG