Women’s World Cup: Spain won their first title.

Spain beat England to win the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. At the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup final in Sydney, Spain won their first Women’s World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over England. With the victory, Spain begins a historic FIFA Women’s World Cup run after previously failing to advance past the Round of 16.

Spain had already achieved a first by reaching the final following knockout victories over Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Sweden; the triumph in the final was cause for an even greater celebration. Olga Carmona, Spain’s captain, scored the game-winning goal as Spain defeated England 1-0 to win the FIFA Women’s World Cup. 

Women’s World Cup 2023 

FIFA World Cup 2023 was held from July 20 to August 20. This one month tournament was an international association football championship contested by the senior women’s national teams of FIFA members. Every four years and a year following the men’s FIFA World Cup, the competition is held. The Women’s World Cup has taken place in eight different nations. Australia, Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand, and Sweden have all hosted the tournament once, while China and the United States have each held it twice.

The 2023 competition was hosted by Australia and New Zealand, making it the first edition to be held in the Southern Hemisphere, the first Women’s World Cup to be hosted by two countries, as well as the first FIFA competition for either men or women to be held across two confederations.

Along with Spain winning the title that year, there were other winners too. The following are the additional titles that winners can take home apart from the final trophy. They are:

  • The Golden Ball : It is given to the overall player of the tournament
  • The Golden Boot It is given to the top goalscorer of the tournament 
  • The Golden Glove: It is given to the best goalkeeper of the tournament
  • The FIFA Young Player Award: It is for the best player of the tournament under 21 years of age
  • The FIFA Fair Play Trophy: It is for that team which has the best record of fair play during the tournament.

The FIFA Women’s World Cup was a success in true spirit. However, the entire credit cannot be given to one team or player. Thus, the federation celebrates each and every one who contributed in the tournament. Some of the exceptional players were given the above -mentioned title. Let’s have a look at it in the following section. 

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Women’s World Cup 2023 Winners’ List

Apart from Spain winning the FIFA world cup women 2023 title, other players were recognised for their impeccable performance too. Below is the detailed information regarding FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Winners’ List.

  1. Hinata Miyazawa: Golden Boot

Miyazawa won the Golden Boot prize for the tournament after tallying five goals and one assist.

In the group stages, the Japanese player scored four goals—twice in their 5-0 victory over Zambia and twice more in their 4-0 rout of the current world champions Spain.

She then scored in Japan’s 3-1 victory against Norway in the Round of 16, but was unable to score in their defeat to Sweden in the quarterfinals.

  1. Mary Earps: Golden Glove

Earps won the Golden Glove after demonstrating her skill as football’s finest goalkeeper once more by making numerous outstanding saves that helped keep England in the competition.

Even though Olga Carmona of Spain defeated Earps in the championship game, the English player maintained her composure to turn away Jennifer Hermoso from the penalty spot in the second half.

The 30-year-old goalkeeper never allowed more than one goal per game, keeping three clean sheets throughout the competition, and only allowed four goals overall.

  1. Aitana Bonmati: Golden Ball

Aitana Bonmati of Spain, who had just been declared world champion, received this year’s Golden Ball, which is given to the competition’s top player.

Throughout the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Bonmati recorded three goals and two assists. She was a key player in her country’s victorious campaign.

The Barcelona midfielder, who started each of Spain’s seven games throughout the tournament, set the possessive-heavy approach and contributed to La Roja winning their first World Cup.

  1. Japan: FIFA Fair Play Trophy

Japan was awarded the FIFA Fair Play Award after finishing first in the Fair Play contest. The FIFA Fair Play Award To Japan is a recognition of exemplary behavior that promotes the spirit of fair play and compassion in association football around the world.

  1. Salma Paralluelo: FIFA Young Player Award

Salma Paralluelo attracted the attention of the entire world throughout this competition and was rewarded for it.

After an outstanding debut season with Spain, the 19-year-old was named Young Player of the Tournament. This includes a victory for Spain over the Netherlands in the 111th minute to go to the semi-finals. The winger also provided Spain’s first goal against Sweden in their semi-final victory and nearly scored against England in the championship game.

The enthralling FIFA women’s world cup final is finished and all the winners have been awarded. Australia and New Zealand have hosted this year’s FIFA world cup women 2023 title very well. 

The federation has already launched the bidding process for the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Stay tuned for more updates on the FIFA World Cup 2027 host and more.