Spain Women’s national football team will face the Three Lionesses in FIFA Women’s World Cup final on Sunday. The 2023 World Cup is the ninth edition of the tournament, and its final will take place in Stadium Australia, Sydney, Australia, at 20:00 local time.
Overview and History
Sarina Wieggman’s side England and Jorge Vilda’s Spain will have a tremendous opportunity to win their first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup final in history. England recently thumped Germany to win the Women’s Euro Championship 2022 and has a chance to clinch the second title in just over a year.
On the other hand, Spain’s Women’s national team has never won any major trophy. The 2023 World Cup finals is their best-ever result, having appeared thrice before in 2015, 2019 and 2023. The Three Lionesses have double the number of World Cup appearances as compared to Spain.
Jumping over to head-to-head results, England and Spain have faced 11 times in history. The English Side remained victorious in six meetings, with La Roja coming on top only two times. Whichever team comes on top in the upcoming game will decide fate and create history for their respective nations.
England and Spain: Journey to Women’s World Cup Final
England Women’s team is undefeated in this World Cup edition, winning all 6 of their games. England had only one nervous moment in this tournament, where they eventually broke Nigeria’s heart in the tie-breaker at the Round of 16. England thumped hosts Australia 3-1 in the semis to reach the first World Cup finals. The Lionesses will try to upset Spain without a single loss to lift the dream trophy of their careers.
Unlike England, Spain hasn’t had the cleanest of routes in the World Cup. La Roja suffered a humiliating loss to Japan in the group but won all other matches in the regular time. They reached the World Cup final after beating Sweden in the semi-final, thanks to Carmona’s 89th-minute winner.
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English Star Lauren James will probably make a dream return to England’s starting lineup in the Women’s World Cup final. The England Women’s Forward faced a two-match ban in the Quarter and Semis due to a silly Red Card for stamping Nigerian Defender Alozie in the Round of 16.
The return of James can be a significant boost and a major headache for Weigman after England made it through to the finals without James in the last two games. Besides that, England and Spain have not recorded other suspensions or significant injuries in the Women’s World Cup. Both Wingman and Vilda have full-fledged squads to take over each other on Football’s biggest stage.
Earps(GK), Carter, Bright, Greenwood, Bronze, Stanway, Walsh, Daly, Toone, Russo, James
Cole(GK), Battle, Paredes, Codina, Carmona, Abelleira, Bonmati, Renondo, Putellas, Caldentey, Jenni
England 2: 1 Spain
Given the probability of winning is in favor of the England team due to their incredible run, Spain will definitely try to upset the Three Lionesses to overcome the odds and win their first-ever International trophy. Nonetheless, we can expect a great World Cup final between the two strongest sides in this competition.