Women’s World Cup ‘a series of upsets’…England-Spain to win first ever title
Whoever wins will become a new history of women’s soccer. In the Women’s World Cup stage, which was a series of surprises, England, the “final family of soccer” and Spain, the “Invincible Fleet,” reached the final and competed for the championship cup.
England and Spain will face each 스포츠토토 other in the final of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, which will be held at Stadium Australia in Sydney, Australia on the 20th (Korean time). England is 4th in the FIFA rankings, Spain is 6th. Both teams have been mentioned as strong players in the women’s soccer world, but this is the first time they have reached the final in a World Cup. The winning team will write history by winning the World Cup for the first time in history.
In this way, unexpected things happened one after another at the Women’s World Cup. The “defending champion” USA (1st place), who had challenged for a third straight title, was caught by Sweden in the quarterfinals and was unable to achieve her dream. Germany (2nd place), which was classified as a strong championship candidate, suffered the humiliation of being eliminated early in Group H of the group stage. Australia, the host country of the tournament, succeeded in advancing to the semifinals for the first time ever.
England’s previous World Cup finish was third place in Canada in 2015. So far, there has been no relationship with the World Cup champions, but last year’s European Women’s Football Championship (Women’s Euro), the leading players took the lead and settled in the final. England, which took first place in Group D with three consecutive wins in the group stage, defeated Nigeria, Colombia, and Australia in turn in the tournament.
Spain’s best performance ever was reaching the round of 16 at the 2019 French tournament. In this competition, young players with an average age of 25.2 gathered their strength and reached the final stage. In the semi-finals on the 15th, Spain calmed the storm by winning 2-1 against Sweden, who came up against the United States and Japan, who were favorites for the championship.
The final match between the two teams is also a kind of ‘return match’. England faced Spain in last year’s Euro quarterfinals. At that time, England defeated Spain 2-1 after extra time, then defeated Sweden in the semifinals and Germany in the final to rise to the top.
Meanwhile, Australia and Sweden, who failed to advance to the final, will play a match for third and fourth place on the 19th.