Pictures : Salma Paralluelo (picture up) and Olga Carmona Garcia (picture down) - SPAIN ENTERED IN HISTORY !
IFFHS DAILY NEWS – FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2023
61 - SPAIN – SWEDEN 2-1 (1/2 FINAL)
Eden Park Auckland. 43 217 spectators. Half time : 0-0 . Referee : Edina Alves Batista (Brazil). Goals for Spain : Salma Paralluelo (81’), Olga Carmona Garcia (90’). For Sweden : Rebecka Blomqvist (88’).
FACTS AND STATS
- Spain booked their place in their first ever Women’s World Cup final by overcoming Sweden in a fantastic finish !
- 19 year old Salma Paralluelo made again like in quarter final the winning performance, scoring a new goal to have now 8 goals in 13 international caps ! Winner of the WORLD CUP U17 in 2018 and the WORLD CUP U20 in 2022, she entered with Spain in the final of the WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2023 ! for a new title ?
- Spain made again History for their third World Cup participation, their best performance was a 1/8 Final in 2019 !
- What a goal of Olga Carmona Garcia ! The spanish defender made it in the last minute to reach the Final !
- Sweden has eliminated the two last World Champions (USA and Japan). They were the unique team of the semi finals to have already played a World Cup Final (defeat against Germany in 2003).
- It was today the 5th participation at a World Cup semi final for Sweden after 1991, 2003, 2011 and 2019.
- It was today the second time that Spain and Sweden played a semi final of a great tournament. Spain won the first duel at the Euro 2007.
- Spain holds the record of the most goals scored in the World Cup 2023 with already 17 !
- Ona Battle leads the ranking of the most successfull dribblers of the
World Cup (48 dribbles).
- Catalina Coll, the second Goalkeeper of FC Barcelona, has earned her first international cap during this World Cup ! Since the 1/8 final, she keeps the spanish goal and is now in the WORLD CUP Final !