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Spain Defeats England to Win 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup

England came into the 2023 Women's World Cup final hoping they’ll win their very first title, but their dream was quickly demolished by Spain. The Spanish team emerged as the winner in Sydney on Sunday after beating England 1-0 thanks to Olga Carmona’s lone goal. Despite winning the Golden Glove award as the best goalkeeper at the end of the tournament, Mary Earps couldn’t stop Carmona in her track. The Spanish captain scored the first and only goal of the match in the first half, giving Spain a 1-0 lead that England never recovered from. Golden Ball went to Spain’s own Aitana Bonmatí, while her teammate Jennifer Hermoso received the Silver Ball trophy. Spain’s Salma Paralluelo received the FIFA Young Player Award. Spain’s head coach Jorge Vilda said that “the suffering was necessary to become world champions” and added that he’s extremely proud of everyone who made this triumph possible. "We've made many millions of people that were watching us in our country happy. I feel very proud of my team of football players, not only those who've been here at the World Cup, but those who participated during the whole of the qualification rounds and training camps,” said Vilda. The 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup took place in Australia and New Zealand between July 20 and August 20, and Sweden took third place after defeating Australia 2-0 on Saturday.