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And then there was one.
In a rematch of the Women’s Euros 2022 quarterfinals, Spain defeated England 1-0 in Sunday’s World Cup final to avenge the Euros loss.
Both sides had memorable journeys to get to this point in Australia.
Spain recovered from finishing second in Group C by smashing Switzerland in the Round of 16 (5-1), beating the Netherlands in extra time (2-1) and getting past Sweden in the semifinals (2-1).
England, meanwhile, cruised to the top spot in Group D, had to survive penalties against Nigeria in the Round of 16 and knocked off Colombia (2-1) in the quarterfinals and hosts Australia (3-1) in the semis.
So it was an all-European final. Below, you’ll find the game’s highlights and top moments as a new World Cup champion is crowned after the United States won the previous two events.
70′ – HUGE moment in the final as Spain has a penalty saved late by Mary Earps to keep the score at 1-0.
29′ – The breakthrough! Spain jumps on a loose ball and breaks with Carmona firing the shot low across goal for the 1-0 lead
17′ – Spain comes EXTREMELY close as the ball played across the box somehow isn’t poked home
16′ – England rattle one off the crossbar as pressure builds on Spain