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On Sunday, history witnessed a remarkable moment as Spain etched its name in the annals of sport. The Spanish national team secured a triumphant victory against England, clinching their inaugural FIFA Women’s World Cup title with a 1-0 win.
The crucial breakthrough arrived in the 29th minute courtesy of a goal by Olga Carmona, the left-back player. This solitary strike proved to be the pivotal factor that solidified La Roja’s dominance over England’s Lionesses. Despite England’s pre-tournament status as strong contenders, Spain maintained an unwavering hold on the match, dictating play throughout. According to the official game statistics provided by FIFA, Spain maintained significant control over possession and outperformed England by a margin of 14 shots to seven on goal attempts.
Following the regulation 90 minutes, La Roja navigated through an additional 15 minutes of stoppage time before the final whistle, thereby securing Spain’s maiden Women’s World Cup title. This achievement also places Spain in an exclusive league alongside their European counterpart, Germany, as the sole two nations to have claimed victory in both the men’s and women’s World Cup tournaments.
The Spanish team added another illustrious accolade to their name, as they now stand as the first team to achieve world championships across all three key categories: under-17, under-20, and senior levels.
Carmona, the standout performer who earned the title of the game’s player, shared her sentiments post-match, expressing, “I believe each one of us…sensed that this team possessed something extraordinary.” She further emphasized the team’s exceptional performance, evident not only in the group and knockout stages but also in their unwavering determination until the final moments. Carmona also conveyed her thoughts to Spanish broadcaster RTE, describing the match as “challenging,” yet retaining the unwavering belief in their eventual success.
Meanwhile, for England, the wait for World Cup glory continues, with the golden trophy eluding them since their men’s team’s victory in 1966. The Lionesses’ triumph at the Women’s UEFA Championship last year marked a significant milestone, as it was the first major tournament victory for either English team since that historic win in 1966.