Yalla Shoot News

Yalla Shoot :Spain, Carmona Celebrated by Fans for Win vs. England in Women’s World Cup 2023 Final | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors

Spain's defender #19 Olga Carmona celebrates scoring her team's first goal during the Australia and New Zealand 2023 Women's World Cup final football match between Spain and England at Stadium Australia in Sydney on August 20, 2023. (Photo by WILLIAM WEST / AFP) (Photo by WILLIAM WEST/AFP via Getty Images)

WILLIAM WEST/AFP via Getty Images

Eight years after qualifying for its first FIFA Women’s World Cup, Spain is the world champion in women’s soccer.

La Roja beat England 1-0 in the final Sunday in Sydney thanks to a goal from captain Olga Carmona. It’s their first major tournament triumph and the second World Cup title for Spain across the men’s and women’s national teams.

B/R Football @brfootball

SPAIN WIN THEIR FIRST WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 🇪🇸🏆 <a href=”https://t.co/zxblNMQE4f”>pic.twitter.com/zxblNMQE4f</a>

Carmona, who dealt the decisive blow in the semifinal against Sweden, rose to the occasion again Sunday. Her low shot to the far post eluded Mary Earps in the 29th minute.

England were a bit fortunate to only be a goal down at halftime as Spain continued to push for a second goal.

Jenni Hermoso had an opportunity to effectively put the Three Lionesses away for good in the 70th minute after Keira Walsh was whistled for a handball in the 18-yard box. But Earps guessed right and made a save on Hermoso’s penalty attempt.

Alas, the English attack couldn’t capitalize on Earps’ heroics. Lauren James, who came on as a sub to open the second half, forced Cata Coll to make a save at the near post in the 76th minute. That effort aside, the European champions struggled to muster much in the final third.

Spain was simply the better team on the night.

For better or worse, the country is perhaps the best representative for the present moment in women’s soccer.

Spain’s rapid rise as a global power is a testament to what can happen when power brokers make the necessary investments in women’s sports.

Squawka @Squawka

Spain are the first team in Women’s football history to be reigning World Cup champions at Under-17, Under-20 and Senior level.<br><br>Undisputed Champions of the World. 🏆🏆🏆<a href=” <a href=”https://t.co/ftmq1HnLz1″>pic.twitter.com/ftmq1HnLz1</a>

However, the controversy surrounding coach Jorge Vilda will be part of the story as well. The federation stuck by Vilda despite numerous players voicing their concerns with his approach, and the saga didn’t happen in a vacuum.

Spain’s run through the Women’s World Cup presented quite the dichotomy.

Courtney Stith @CourtneyStith

FULL TIME! Spain wins their first <a href=” after beating England 1-0. Do not leave Las 15 out of this narrative though and there’s 0 reason to praise their coach

Ultimately the spotlight will shine brightest on the players who were responsible for putting Spain at the top of the mountain.

And the Spanish women might be sitting in the exact same position in four years’ time.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button