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Spain beat England 1:0 to win 2023 Women’s world cup 

by Akeem Adeyemi
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Spain beat England 1:0 to win 2023 Women's world cup 

Olga Carmona’s powerful strike led Spain to a maiden Women’s World Cup triumph as she scored the only goal of the game with a clinical-driven finish from out on the left in the final at Australia Stadium. 

The match was incredibly competitive, but Spain ended up coming out on top in the 2023 Women’s World Cup final with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over England at Stadium Australia in Sydney. 

Despite England goalkeeper Mary Earps saving a penalty, Spain preserved their advantage to succeed. Olga Carmona scored with a low, powerful strike to hand Spain gold medals in the tournament. 

Before this tournament, Spain had never won a knockout round in a major tournament. The loss is only England’s second under Sarina Wiegman since her appointment in 2021. 

Early in the first half, both sides had chances. England almost scored after Rachel Daly cut a pass back towards the edge of the area for Lauren Hemp, whose left-footed twirled shot smashed off the crossbar. 

Spain reacted almost instantly when moments later Mariona Caldentey powered down the left flank and whipped a cross in for Salma Paralluelo, who scuffed a chance from close range. Her effort deflected into the path of Alba Redondo, but her right-footed strike was poorly taken and parried away by Mary Earps.

La Roja got their opener in the 29th minute when Carmona overlapped Caldentey and sped down the left flank before drilling a low, powerful shot into the far-right corner. 

Lucy Bronze, who initially gave away possession, was out of position, allowing the Spain captain space to receive the ball and score.

In the 66th minute, Spain was awarded a penalty after a lengthy VAR check deemed that Keira Walsh handled the ball in the box. Jennifer Hermoso failed to double her side’s lead after Earps saved her spot-kick.

England tried to gain momentum after the penalty save through James, but the Chelsea youngster often found herself crowded out by the Spanish defence. Her best chance floated right above the bar.

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