Spain Defeats England To Win Their First -Ever FIFA Women's World Cup.

England suffered heartbreak as they were beaten 1-0 by Spain in the 2023 FIFA's Women's World Cup final on Sunday in front of a crowd of nearly 76,000 stadium Sydney, Australia.

Spain are crowned champions for the first time despite going into the tournament under a cloud of controversy following a dispute between players and the Spanish football federation.

La Roja triumph is vindication for Jorge Vilda and the Spanish football federation, who stuck with the coach even after 15 players last year said they no longer wanted to represent their country under him.

The Lionesses who were looking to become the first England senior side since the men's team in 1966 to win the World Cup, were outplayed by Spain's La Roja side full of flair and creativity.

Their wait for a first Women's World Cup title goes on.

Spain captain Olga Carmona scored the only goal of the game in the first half as she capitalises after England's Lucy Bronze lost possession in midfield.

England playing in their blue second kit, started the second half in a 4-3-3 setup with the introduction of Lauren James, and Chloe Kelly.

GoalKeeper Mary Earps who won the Golden Glove award as best goalkeeper at the tournament, made several stunning saves, none better than the penalty save from Jenni Hermoso in the second half to deny Spain from extending their lead.

 The Manchester United stopper moved early to her left and caught Hermoso's effort, the penalty having being awarded for handball against midfielder Keira Walsh in the 65th minute following a lengthy video assistant referee (VAR) review.

Chasing an elusive equaliser, England continued to struggle to string passes together in the final third as Spain took charge and dominated most of the possession.

The Spanish team were able to successfully contain the attacking exploits of Sarina Weigman’s team to get crowned world champions for the first time.

England's players fell to their knees in tears at the final whistle as Spain celebrated inside their penalty area after dealing with a final corner kick in the 14th minute of an intense stoppage time.

England manager Wiegman has now lost two successive World Cup finals. She suffered agony in the final four years ago when her Netherlands team lost 2-0 to the United States. 

Jorge Vilda’s squad became the fifth team to lift the Women’s World Cup trophy since the tournament began in 1991, after the United States (4), Germany (2), Norway (1) and Japan (1) respectively.

Spanish midfielder Aitana Bonmati was awarded the Golden Ball for the best player at this year’s Women’s World Cup.

The versatile 25-year-old Barcelona star had a phenomenal tournament, playing in every game and was a cornerstone of Jorge Vilda’s side.

“I don’t have the words. I am so proud, we had a great tournament,” Bonmati told the BBC.

While 19-year-old Barcelona's Salma Paralluelo wins the FIFA Best Young Player Award, and With 5 goals in 5 games for Japan, Hinata Miyazawa wins the Golden Boot as the top goalscorer.

The 23-year-old Miyazawa is the youngest player to win the Women's World Cup Golden Boot since 2007 when 21-year-old called Marta win it.

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