Unstoppable Spain wins first Women’s World Cup title
With 17 goals in six games, Spain’s unstoppable offense continued in the final.
Spain took control from the start and pushed England back.
Continuing to press forward, Spain opened the scoring in the 29th minute.
After intercepting an England attack, they mounted a quick counterattack, and the penetrating Olga Carmona rattled the net with a low, quick shot.
Carmona, who scored the dramatic winner in the quarterfinal against Sweden, was once again the man to beat.
Spain even had a crucial penalty kick opportunity to drive a wedge into the game in the second half, but were denied by their opponents’ goalkeeper.
After a nail-biting 13 minutes of extra time, Spain defended their lead well to defeat England 1-0 and clinch their first ever Women’s World Cup title.
Spain, who first qualified for the tournament in 2015, have emerged as a new force in women’s soccer, winning their first World Cup title in just eight years.
The women’s title came 13 years after the men’s team won in 2010, making Spain only the second country in history to win the World Cup with both men’s and women’s teams, joining Germany.
The heightened 카지노사이트킴 interest in women’s soccer has also made the Women’s World Cup a box office success, with average attendance exceeding 30,000.