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Spain beat England to lift first Women’s World Cup

Spain beat England to lift first Women's World Cup 1

Spain won their first Women’s World Cup after beating England 1-0 at Stadium Australia, Sydney on Sunday. 

Captain Olga Carmona scored in the 29th minute after a counterattack, drilling in from the left side of the box after England lost possession in midfield.

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Spain got a penalty shortly after the hour mark for a handball by England’s Keira Walsh. Goalkeeper Mary Earps, however, saved Jennifer Hermoso’s kick.

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Sarina Wiegman, England’s coach, threw on star player Lauren James, but they could not find an equaliser as Spain won their first major title.

The previous tournaments were won by United States (1991, 1999, 2015, 2019), Norway (1995), Germany (2003, 2007), and Japan (2011).

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