It’s been a thrilling journey for both teams, but only one can lift the trophy on Sunday. Spain and England will face each other in the final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 at Stadium Australia in Sydney in what promises to be a historic and epic clash.
Spain has reached their first-ever World Cup final after stunning Sweden with a late comeback in the semi-finals. Olga Carmona scored the winner in the 89th minute after Salma Paralluelo had canceled out Rebecka Blomqvist’s goal. Spain has shown their flair and resilience throughout the tournament, beating Japan, Zambia, and Costa Rica in the group stage and then overcoming Norway in the quarter-finals.
England has also made history by reaching their first World Cup final after defeating Australia 3-1 in the semi-finals. Ella Toone, Lauren Hemp, and Alessia Russo scored one goal each to win the match against Australia. The Lionesses have been impressive under Sarina Wiegman, who took over as coach after leading the Netherlands to the European title in 2021. England topped their group with wins over China, Haiti, and Denmark and then edged out Colombia in a thrilling quarter-final.
The final will be a rematch of that tense encounter at the UEFA Women’s EURO 2021, where England prevailed 2-1 after extra time. Spain will be eager to avenge that defeat and claim their first major trophy in women’s football. England will be confident of repeating their success and completing a remarkable double of European and World champions.
Both teams have plenty of talent and experience in their ranks, as well as some exciting young stars. Spain boasts the likes of Jennifer Hermoso, Alexia Putellas, Irene Paredes, and Marta Torrejon, who have been instrumental in their team’s progress. England has the likes of Lucy Bronze, Steph Houghton, Fran Kirby, and Nikita Parris, who have been key to their team’s performance.
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