Spain is the Female World Cup Winner

Spain has won its first Women’s World Cup.

The Spanish La Roja won the trophy on Sunday by beating England 1-0 in the final played at Stadium Australia with the goal scored by the captain, Olga Carmona in the 29th minute.

In the match dominated by Spain, who took possession in midfield from the beginning of the encounter, the Spanish ladies lost many scoring chances including a penalty awarded to them shortly after the hour mark when English midfielder Keira Walsh handed the ball in the box. But, the English goalkeeper Mary Earps, who was brilliant in the match, saved Jennifer Hermoso’s spot kick.

All efforts by the English side to the equaliser in the match were thwarted by the Spanish ladies to claim their first senior female major title. Spain had earlier won the female U-17 (2018, 2022), and U-20 (2022).

The colourful final match was darkened slightly by an anti-Putin pitch invader who invaded the pitch during the first half.

Sweden, who lost 1-2 to Spain in the Semi-Finals won the Third place match beating host, Australia 2-0. The host had lost to England 1-3, in the Semi-Finals.

Co-host, New Zealand, who lost out of the competition in Group A becomes the first host of the Women’s World Cup to be eliminated in the group stage.

This year’s edition of the Women’s World Cup is the most successful as the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) announced a 30 per cent in crowd attendance at the matches from the crowd figure of 2019 figures.

Figures by FIFA revealed that after 48 matches so far, 1,222,839 fans watched those matches, which was a 29 per cent increase to those that watched 48 matches in France four years ago.

FIFA is also expecting a record ticket income from the competition. More than 1,715,000 tickets have been sold in total so far, surpassing the tournament’s initial target of 1.3 million.

Spanish Aitana Bonmati won the Golden Ball as the Best Player of the competition while Japan’s Hinata Miyazawa, won the Golden Boot, as the top scorer.

Mary Earps of England won the Golden Glove as the Best Goalkeeper of the competition and Salma Paralluelo of Spain was voted the Best Young Player.



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