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Spain Women Win the World Cup

Spain Women Win the World Cup


Spain has won the Women’s World Cup for the first time, winning over the England Three Lionesses thanks to a beautiful 29th minute goal, they recorded their first win in tournament history.


Spain finished second in Group C, only losing to Japan, who were the favorites to win after the group stage, losing 4-0 in their only match against Japan, but beating Costa Rica (3-0) and Zambia (5-0) in their other two matches. Past the group stage, they played the Group A winner, Switzerland. They cruised to an easy 5-1 victory, the only goal against them coming from an unfortunate own goal by Laia Codina in the 11th minute. In the quarter-finals against the Netherlands, they battled it out to a hard-fought 2-1 victory. They got the first goal in the 81st minute, but the Netherlands scored in the 91st. They went to extra-time, only scoring the game-winning goal in the 111th minute with Salma Paralluelo.


They played Sweden in the semi-finals, the team who eliminated the USA, but they themselves got eliminated following a 2-1 defeat. The first goal of the game only came in the 81st minute by Salma Paralluelo again, only to be scored on by Rebecka Blomqvist seven minutes later. The final goal of the game was scored less than a minute later by Olga Carmona. This time, the Swedes were unable to mount a counter-attack and Spain progressed to the finals, playing England.


In the finals, the first big chance came for England in the 17th minute, when Lauren Hemp’s shot went above the keeper and rattled the crossbar. Nearly a minute later, English goalkeeper Mary Earps stopped a tap-in for Paralluelo. The first and only goal of the game was in the 29th minute, with Olga Carmona saving the game. The only other major chance was just after halftime, when Mary Earps made a diving save across the goal to keep the game close, but in the end, Spain held them off and emerged victorious.

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Hello. My name is Graham Hyde and I am in 7th grade. An interesting fact about me is that I have been to two soccer games IN ENGLAND! I really like to read. I have always loved to read and I sometimes do it if I am stressed. I like to write about sports or politics. Politics are the reason our country passes laws and I have skied, golfed, played soccer, football, baseball, basketball, and tennis. I will write about sports and I hope you like my articles.

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