England’s hopes of winning their first World Cup were shattered in the final moments of the match when Olga Carmona scored in the first half to give Spain a 1-0 victory. Despite their second-place finish, it was a disappointing outcome for the Lionesses.
England had a chance to score in the first half when Lauren Hemp hit the crossbar, but they could not find the back of the net. Mary Earps, England’s goalkeeper, made several impressive saves to keep her team in the game, including a crucial block on a penalty kick.
However, Spain’s speed and defence proved too much for England, and they could not mount a comeback. Spain, on the other hand, celebrated their first-ever world title.
Spain Win World Cup 2023
England named the same lineup as their previous match against Australia, with Lauren James available after serving a suspension. However, she did not play, and Ella Toone started instead. Spain looked more dangerous in the game’s early stages but failed to capitalize on their opportunities.
England had a few chances of their own, but they could not score. Spain eventually took the lead with a goal from Carmona, and despite England’s efforts, they were unable to equalize. The game ended with Spain as the deserving winner.