In a breathtaking victory, Spain emerged victorious against England with a score of 1-0 on Sunday, August 20, 2023, securing their very first FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The defining moment came during the World Cup final when Olga Carmona delivered an exceptional goal in the first half (29′), becoming the decisive goal of this historic match.

After scoring the crucial goal, Olga Carmona, the hero of the semi-finals and the final, lifted her jersey to reveal a message written on her undergarment. In a moving post-match interview, she explained that this gesture was a tribute to the mother of one of her best friends who had recently passed away.

“First, I want to say that this victory, our achievement, is dedicated to the mother of one of my best friends who left us recently… I dedicate it to the whole family with a lot of love,” Carmona shared with the journalists, lifting her jersey again to show the message.

“We knew it would be very challenging,” she continued. “England has an exceptional team, but today was our day. We felt that we were going to achieve our goal.”

In recognition of her outstanding performance throughout the tournament, Spanish midfielder Aitana Bonmatí is awarded the Tournament’s Golden Ball, thus recognizing the tournament’s best player. The FC Barcelona star played a key role in La Roja’s fantastic journey in Australia and New Zealand, fully deserving this distinction.

English goalkeeper Mary Earps wins the Golden Glove as the best goalkeeper of the competition. Earps was formidable in the goalposts and undoubtedly the player of the match for the Lionesses in the final. The Manchester United goalkeeper was a significant asset for England throughout.

With today’s victory of La Roja, Spain and Germany become the only countries to have won both the men’s and women’s World Cup. A memorable day for Spanish football!