Spain Has Won the Women's World Cup in Football for the First Time in History
Today, in the final of the Women's World Cup 2023 held in Australia, the Spanish national team defeated the team from England with a score of 1-0. The Spanish women's team won the World Cup for the first time in history.
This was reported by Olympic.
For the Spanish team, this was only their third FIFA World Cup. This year, the Spanish team finished second in the group stage, losing only to Japan. On their way to the final, the Spanish team defeated Switzerland (5:1), the Netherlands (2:1 after overtime), and Sweden (2:1), which ultimately secured third place in the 2023 World Cup.
In contrast, England participated in the World Cup finals for the sixth time. Last year, the team also secured victory at Euro 2022.
This year, the English team had a smooth group stage in the 2023 Women's World Cup, finishing with a perfect 9 points.
The match between the two top teams took place in Sydney at the largest stadium of the tournament, "Australia Stadium."
A fierce battle between the two teams began as early as the 16th minute of the match when the English went on a sharp attack, but striker Lauren Hemp hit the goalpost.
In contrast, the Spanish team managed a successful counterattack after 13 minutes, resulting in a winning goal scored by Olga Carmona.
After halftime, the Spanish team had a chance to increase the gap through a penalty, but English goalkeeper Mary Earps saved Jennifer Hermoso's shot.
At the end of regulation time, the referee added 13 minutes, but despite the efforts of both teams, they couldn't change the score.
As a result of the match, the European team won the championship for the first time in 16 years. The last time a team from this continent won the cup was in 2007 when the German team emerged victorious. After that, Japan won the tournament in 2011, followed by the US team winning twice in a row.
It's worth noting that the final match for the Women's Football World Cup was interrupted due to a demonstration in support of Ukraine.
In the first half, in the 26th minute of the match, a fan ran onto the field wearing a mask and a shirt with the inscriptions "Stop Putin" and "Free Ukraine."
After managing to enter the field, the fan attempted to approach one of the leaders of the English team, Lauren Hemp. However, he was apprehended by stewards and removed from the field.
The match was paused for a few minutes due to the fan's antics. Afterward, the game resumed, and Spain ended the first half leading England 1-0.
This is not the first instance where a World Cup football match has been interrupted by fans. During the Men's World Cup 2022, an Italian fan ran onto the field, calling for support for Ukraine and advocating for the LGBTQ+ community and women's rights in Iran.